05/06/05 report Wisconsin

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This is a copy of a report I sent to a storm spotter group here in Wisconsin, so excuse the fine details.

Time: 4PM to 6PM
Date: 5-6-05
Location: Columbia and Dodge counties
Duration: 2 hours

Got on the Dodge county storm as it was just exiting Columbia county,
entering Dodge county, on Hwy 33 just west of 73. Here large amounts of
pea sized hail was falling, covering about 25% of the ground. I raced
ahead of the storm as it was heading south east and drove south of
Beaver Dam. From my vantage point here at Hwy 151 and Forest road, 5
miles south west of Beaver Dam, at 4:57 pm, I could see a VERY intense
precip core over Beaver Dam, and a small developing wall cloud that
appeared to be just west of Beaver Dam, moving south east. Here is a
picture from that time...

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I stayed with the storm, staying south of the precip core for another
40 minutes, when I broke off the chase because it did not appear as
organized as it was before.
Traveling back north, in Leipsig, at 6PM I observed small piles of pea
sized hail on the sides of the road. I estimated the hail had been there
for at least 20 minutes, so I figure it was covering the ground at the
time it fell.

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At this same time, a small cell was trying to get going to the west of
Leipsig but it never really got going...

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Doug Raflik
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