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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats From the Lower Mississippi Valley Into Ohio/Tennessee Valleys; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy to excessive rainfall with flash flood concerns will be possible from the Lower Mississippi Valley into parts of the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys. Elevated to Critical Fire weather threats will persist across the Great Basin and central Rockies. Finally, Major to Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and across parts of North and South Carolina. Read More >


A very weak waterspout was photographed on Loon Lake in northern Shawano County on June 4, 2016. No damage occurred.

The waterspout (or tornado on water) was associated with a shower that did not produce lightning. The shower formed along a boundary (wind shift) which likely provided the rotation required to produce the weak waterspout.

Tornado image
Image still from video taken by Gerald Urban. Shawano Lake is in foreground.
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