Friday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 47. Sunrise is 6:59 and sunset 5:18 for 10h 19m 39s of daytime. The moon is new with 0.1% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1841, the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports First-ever February tornado recorded along Dane-Rock County border:
For the first time on record for February, a tornado touched down Thursday night near Edgerton along the Dane-Rock County border.
The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado at 6:00 p.m. and said it was a dangerous storm and to “seek immediate safe shelter if in its path.”
A tornado warning was issued for northeastern Rock, southeastern Dane and southwestern Jefferson counties in effect until 6:30 p.m.
Videos show portions of last night’s storm: