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Wisconsin Weather Wednesday


Current Temperature: Approx -5°F

Current Windchill: Approx -20°F

Current Wardrobe Includes: Socks, leggings, leg warmers, jeans, long sleeved t-shirt, short sleeved t-shirt, fleece jacket, giant puffy coat, scarf, hat, gloves

Current Brain Bending Question: WHY DID PEOPLE EVER SETTLE HERE OMG WHAT WHAT WHY I KNOW IT IS SUPER BEAUTIFUL ALL THE TIME EVEN WHEN THE STARK STABBING FINGERS OF WINTER GRIP THE COUNTRYSIDE WITH SNOW AND DEATH AND TWINKLY REFLECTIVE MAJESTY BUT YOU GUYS THIS IS RIDICULOUS SERIOUSLY MORE OF US SHOULD BE SNOWBIRDS WHAT EVEN IS HAPPENING AND THIS IS NOT EVEN THE COLDEST IT WILL GET THIS WINTER WHAAAAAT???

Waukesha Flooding


“The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.”
Chamfort

Some footage from the flooding here in Waukesha

I didn’t know it was as bad as it was until I saw some pics my friend Kurt posted in his Flickr stream. I stopped by on Monday afternoon around 5:30 to take some pics and video of my own. I didn’t really have a plan so it’s a bit disjointed– sorry. :P

And so many of you guys who read this don’t know what this area looks like anyway so I know this won’t mean as much to you, but for those of you who *are* from around here, or who’ve at least seen the river walk area, these images are mind-blowing. The water level is up like 6 or 8 feet, and it’s spreading so far beyond its normal bounds that it’s up and over the curbs, over the sidewalks, up the steps of teh river banks, and flowing into nearby streets and parking lots.

So much of downtown Waukesha was roped off due to flooded out streets, parking lots, and bridges that it took me a half hour to cover a mile and a half to find a place to park!