May 6 Wisconsin storms

While most people were focusing on the action out in the High Plains, we here in Wisconsin got our semi-annual tornadic waterspout on Lake Winnebago (or one of its surrounding subsidiary lakes) this afternoon.

...A TORNADO WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL 445 PM CDT FOR CALUMET COUNTY...

AT 429 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A WATERSPOUT OVER SOUTHERN LAKE WINNEBAGO. IT WAS LOCATED WEST OF BROTHERTOWN...OR ABOUT 9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF OSHKOSH...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
BROTHERTOWN BY 440 PM CDT
JERICHO BY 445 PM CDT

Other similar storms in past years:
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/grb/events/050602/...2/tornado2.html

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/grb/events/060803/...3/tornado1.html

SPC discussion: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md0745.html

I took some photos as a severe-warned storm passed over the UWGB campus...never saw any hail but did get some brief heavy downpours/gusty winds <severe limits. If I got anything worth showing they will be posted later.

It was one of those storm where it is raining overhead even as patches of blue sky are visible & the sun peeks in and out. The storm was very heavily front-lit by the sun making it appear very black. :D Saw a couple nice lightning strokes although unfortunately did not get them on video, although I did record the thunderclaps afterwards. Boy I sure do love May. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

EDIT: Here's a few of my better photos. Mmmmm...convection (drools Homer-style). :D

[Broken External Image]:http://sphs.angeltowns.net/images/storms/2005/05_06_05Clouds_12.jpg

[Broken External Image]:http://sphs.angeltowns.net/images/storms/2005/05_06_05Clouds_15.jpg

[Broken External Image]:http://sphs.angeltowns.net/images/storms/2005/05_06_05Clouds_18.jpg

[Broken External Image]:http://sphs.angeltowns.net/images/storms/2005/05_06_05Clouds_28.jpg

[Broken External Image]:http://sphs.angeltowns.net/images/storms/2005/05_06_05Clouds_29.jpg

By the way, congrats on the wall cloud, Doug (from your Target Area post). :)
 
From MKX:

AT 640 PM CDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING NICKEL SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR STOUGHTON...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
UTICA BY 655 PM CDT
ROCKDALE BY 700 PM CDT
ALBION BY 710 PM CDT

Sounds like this is passing right over my house. Figures this happens while I'm away at college! :x
 
Well...as it turns out, yesterday followed the laws of probability and as usual, my house was missed by the severe weather even though its exact vicinity was specifically mentioned in the warning.

Originally posted by my mom
No hail and hardly any rain to speak of, but we DID have some deep, booming thunderclaps and a few streaks of lightning. The storm must have missed us by inches, as one of the weathermeisters mentioned that someone from Stoughton called him and said her hostas had been \"shredded like cabbage\" by hail. I'm not at all sorry we missed THAT.
 
* REPORT is reserved for your storm chase reports and photos ONLY. This is where to go to tell us how your chase went! You may have only ONE post per event (to make changes or add more photos, update it by just clicking the edit button on your post). You are more than welcome to post a one-liner after a chase to say where you were and what you saw and update it the following day after you are rested. Hearsay, secondhand reports, and spotter and media reports are not allowed in REPORT; they belong in TALK.

Well...I guess the first post is a first hand report, but it's not so much a chase as "walk outside and take pictures of the storm". My other posts are just follow-up information about the event.
 
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