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UPDATE: Heavy rains break records in Green Bay, Appleton

UPDATED Tuesday, May 13, 2014 --- 9:35 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Recent heavy rains broke records in Green Bay and Appleton.

According to the National Weather Service, Green Bay received 1.05 inches of rain on Monday. That breaks the record of .88 inches set in 1924.

Appleton also broke a long-standing record with 2.15 inches recorded Monday. The old record of 1.76 inches was set in 1942.

At least one area road was reported to be closed due to a washout from rain and the Fox River.

Emergency officials said that while the rain surge created some difficulties amid this unusually soggy spring, the record-setting rainfall wasn't enough to raise any major flooding concerns in the region.

Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.

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Posted Monday, May 12, 2014 --- 4:21 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ditches and other low areas in the Fox River Valley are flooding after heavy rainfall.

Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/QBC1pO ) reports Monday's rain in Appleton broke a record for the day set in 1942. The city received 1.9 inches of rain by 7 a.m., breaking the previous record of 1.76 inches.

More rain is possible through Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch that stretches from southwestern Wisconsin northeast through the Appleton and Green Bay areas.

Christina Muller is the interim emergency management director for Outagamie County. She says that while the Fox and Wolf rivers are near flood stage, they aren't at levels that would damage homes or businesses.

Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.


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