June 07, 2007
The National Weather Service has issued a Particularly Dangerous Situation Watch advisory for most of Wisconsin. The watch is effective from 2:40pm thru midnight. Destructive tornadoes, large hail to 2.5 inches in diameter, thunderstorm wind gusts to 80 mph and dangerous lighting are possible. A tornado watch indicates that conditions are favorable for tornados and severe thunderstorms. This type of watch is very rare.
Dane County Emergency Management is monitoring the progress of the approaching storms. County personnel and equipment are available to respond to emergency situations. Additionally, the public should take extra precautions to prepare for severe weather. High winds can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Persons should secure loose items in their yards such as lawn furniture, bird feeders, and trash cans.
County Executive Kathleen Falk is encouraging the public to maintain a high level of situational awareness by continually monitoring the rapidly changing weather conditions. Local broadcast media and the National Weather Service’s web site: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx/ are sources for current weather info.