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An area of low pressure slowly tracked east across east-central
Wisconsin to central Lake Michigan through the day on July 5, 2024. Showers and thunderstorms developed shortly after daybreak and then became more concentrated during the mid-morning into the early afternoon. 
Particularly, a cluster of showers and storms became slow moving over Waupaca County during this time, resulting in 4 to 6 inches of rain. The area of heaviest rain slowly tracked east into the Fox Valley, where 1 to 4 inches of rain fell across parts of Outagamie, Brown, Calumet, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc counties.

The city of Manawa measured around 5.7 inches of rain. This rain, coupled with the impacts from around 6 inches of recent rain from the two weeks prior, led to the failure of the Manawa Dam, as water overtopped the dam around 1230 pm. This led to evacuations of residences and businesses in Manawa and downstream of the dam into the town of Royalton. Additionally, several water rescues of people trapped in vehicles were made during the morning, especially in Manawa and Appleton. A Boil Water advisory was also issued for Manawa and surrounding areas.

Please see the tabs below for more information.

24- Hour Rainfall Estimate for July 5, 2024

Radar Loop from 8am to 2pm on July 5, 2024

Radar Loop from 8:46 to 11:03am on July 5, 2024



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