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Report: Storms drop 4" of rain in Rhinelander


Thursday's thunderstorms dropped an estimated 4" of rain in parts of Oneida County and, according to storm reports from the National Weather Service, flooded at least one basement in Pelican.

As of 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service has gotten reports of rainfall totals between 2.32" and 4" in Rhinelander. Another 4" rainfall amount was measured in Monico and a 3.5" rainfall report was observed approximately two miles southeast of Rhinelander.

An urban and small stream flood advisory is set to be active until 3:00 a.m. Friday for Oneida and Lincoln Counties.

Doppler radar estimates place more than 1" of rain across much of Lincoln County with a stretch of 1.5" common through a strip of south central Oneida County. Approximately 1.45" was estimated to have fallen through much of southwestern Vilas County.

In addition to heavy rain, thunderstorm wind damage to trees was reported in Shawano, Marathon, and Lincoln Counties.

A tornado watch was active for most of central and northern Wisconsin Thursday night.  The watch was originally scheduled to run until 4 a.m. Friday morning.  However early Friday morning, the National Weather Service dropped the watch for most of the region.

According to Wisconsin Public Service 2,474 customers were without electricity as of 1:22 a.m. Friday.  That number dropped to 719 by 5:00 a.m.

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