Rainfall totals in Southeast Wisconsin

Unofficially more than 10 inches in some areas
Posted at 7:51 PM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 01:24:33-04

Heavy rain Tuesday night into Wednesday morning caused flash flooding in southeastern Wisconsin.  Among the hardest hit areas are in Racine and Walworth County especially the city of Burlington.

One unofficial reporting station in the Burlington area claims to have had more than 12 inches of rain.  Officially Burlington received 6.8 inches of rain.

Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Scott Steele went to the town of Lyons in Walworth County in hopes of talking with a weather observer who says he received more than 10 inches of rain but Scott was unable to get to the location because of flooded and closed roads.  

The heavy rain is expected to cause the rivers and streams to rise over the next couple of days adding the threat of additional flooding.

Rainfall totals in southeastern Wisconsin were heaviest in the southern counties.  Here are some of the rainfall totals for your area as reported by the National Weather Service.

Southeastern Wisconsin rainfall totals by county:

Racine County

Burlington*: 12.94”  (unofficial)
Burlington: 6.8” (official)
Rochester 6.22”
Waterford 4.63”
Wind Lake  2.36”

Kenosha County

Pleasant Prairie: 4.66”
Kenosha: 3.71”
Paddock Lake: 5.75”
Silver Lake:  5.65”

Walworth County

Lake Geneva: 7.80"
East Troy: 6.98”
Genoa City: 6.80"
Powers Lake: 6.00”
Bohners Lake: 8.04”

Waukesha County

Mukwonago: 4.46”
Pewaukee:  4.60”
Brookfield:  4.05”
Waukesha: 3.55”
Pewaukee:  4.60”
Hales Corners: 6.52”
Okauchee Lake: 2.69”
Wales: 3.28”
Eagle: 4.11”
North Prairie: 4.99”

New Berlin: 2.50"

Ozaukee County

Cedarburg: 1.34”

Jefferson County

Sullivan:  4.24”
Jefferson : 1.01”

Washington County

West Bend : .55”

Milwaukee County

Milwaukee: 1.69”
Brown Deer:  .96”
Glendale: .45”
Greendale: 2.54”
St. Francis: .65”
West Allis: 2.31

Sheboygan County

Sheboygan: .19”

Dodge County

Beaver Dam:  .46”
Watertown:  1.06”