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Severe thunderstorms formed over western Wisconsin and quickly moved across the central and southern part of the state during the afternoon of August 28, 2018. High winds and flooding occurred with the strongest storms.

A brief tornado occurred north of Kiel which destroyed a barn. Numerous trees were uprooted or damaged in the city of New Holstein by 65 to 75 mph winds.

Most of the heavy rain in the NWS Green Bay service area fell during the afternoon and early evening of August 28 across the Fox Valley, including the city of Green Bay. Reports from weather observers indicated 2 to 4 inches of rain fell with the storms. Streets in Appleton were flooded with water up to the hoods of cars.

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