Record Rainfall this Weekend

Parts of Wisconsin had record rainfalls during the weekend. But there were not many reports of flooding – and you can thank the drought for that. The National Weather Service said the dry conditions minimized the potential for flooding – even in places that got three-and-two-thirds inches of rain over a two-day period. Appleton and Oshkosh had that much. And the Weather Service said it was the wettest two-day period ever for an October in those cities. A weather station in Beaver Dam collected 2.2-inches over the two day period while at the airport in Juneau 2.1-inches fell. They got even more in Waupun where nearly 2.8-inches was collected. If you include this morning, Watertown is reporting 2.7-inches of rain fell. Berlin in Green Lake County recorded the most, at four-and-a-quarter inches for the weekend. Weather Service meteorologist Mark Gehring said the rain that did fall was a godsend for farmers planting winter wheat – and to provide at least a little moisture to thirsty lawns and trees. The weekend will give way to nice weather over the next three days. No rain is expected and temperatures will be in the low to upper 60’s.