Friday, June 19, 2009

Just another stormy almost-summer night with Doppler alarms and occasional downpours

Big thunderstorm front passed through Madison early this morning, though we were spared the worst of it. Local TV stations preempted late night programming to follow the progress of the front, fueled by warm, humid Gulf air, across Wisconsin with their Doppler radars and other technologies. A lot of rotation in the atmosphere, predictive of tornadoes, but in the end, there were few reported touch-downs. Just another stormy Midwestern night, with the occasional downpour. More coming later today, this time a cold front moving in.

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