Storms Roll Through

7/20/11 – The heat wave produced another round of severe thunderstorms last night, including some that hit our area. Green Lake County was hardest hit, as all of Berlin lost power for a time. Fallen tree branches caused numerous power outages in the Green Lake area. A few large branches fell onto roads in Beaver Dam as well as in Washington County. Earlier in the night in northwest Wisconsin, a funnel cloud was spotted at Turtle Lake. In Polk County, weather officials said numerous buildings were damaged at Pipe Lake – and boats were lifted and docks were destroyed near McKinley. Much of the northwest had scattered tree damage. In central Wisconsin, a funnel cloud was spotted near Veefkind in Clark County, as winds in the region hit 60-miles-an-hour last night. Abbotsford had three-and-a-half inches of rain, and roads near Colby had up to 10-inches of water. To the east, trees fell at Junction City. Plover got almost two-inches of rain in just 50 minutes. And Wausau set a new rainfall record for the date with one-point-five-seven inches.