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June 18th, 2014 Strong to Severe Storms

 

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A cluster of showers and thunderstorms developed west of I-35 very early in the morning, tracking across the Upper Mississippi River Valley region through the morning rush hour. The majority of the winds produced were 40 to 55 mph at the most, but with moist soils, some of these winds knocked down trees. In addition, 2 rounds of very heavy rain affected a stretch from Trempealeau county eastward through northern Adams county, prompting flash flood warnings.

The storms were the result of a strong flow of warm, moist air from the Gulf, a wavering west to east running frontal boundary, and a very unstable atmosphere.

Radar Loop

Radar Loop from 3:19 am to 7:37 am 

(click for larger loop)


Photos:

County B near La Crosse, WI

County B near La Crosse, WI

Northside of La Crosse

On La Crosse WI Northside

In Onalaska

Onalaska, WI

In Oakdale, WI

In Oakdale, WI

In Oakdale, WI

In Oakdale, WI

 

In Oakdale, WI

In Oakdale, WI

 

Near West Salem, WI

Near West Salem, WI

 Ettrick, WI

Near Ettrick, WI

 

Storm Reports:

graphic showing storm reports from June 17th


 

 

 
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 1206 PM CDT WED JUN 18 2014 ...TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ...DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0357 AM TSTM WND DMG BROWNSDALE 43.74N 92.87W 06/18/2014 MOWER MN FIRE DEPT/RESCUE 2 TREES UPROOTED. ANOTHER WEAKER TREE FELL ON A POWER LINE. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR. 0405 AM HAIL NORA SPRINGS 43.14N 93.01W 06/18/2014 E0.88 INCH FLOYD IA PUBLIC TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR 0410 AM HAIL DEXTER 43.72N 92.70W 06/18/2014 E0.75 INCH MOWER MN LAW ENFORCEMENT 0424 AM TSTM WND GST 2 E CHARLES CITY 43.07N 92.64W 06/18/2014 M52 MPH FLOYD IA AWOS TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR GIVEN GUST AT AIRPORT REPORTED ON 435 AM OBSERVATION. 0426 AM TSTM WND GST ROCHESTER AIRPORT 43.91N 92.50W 06/18/2014 M47 MPH OLMSTED MN ASOS 0433 AM TSTM WND DMG ALTA VISTA 43.20N 92.42W 06/18/2014 CHICKASAW IA LAW ENFORCEMENT TREES DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR. WIND SPEED UNKNOWN. 0505 AM TSTM WND DMG FORT ATKINSON 43.14N 91.93W 06/18/2014 WINNESHIEK IA LAW ENFORCEMENT LARGE TREE DOWN ON AN LP TANK IN TOWN. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR. WIND SPEED AND CONDITION OF TREE UNKNOWN. 0525 AM FLASH FLOOD 10 E BLACK RIVER FALLS 44.30N 90.64W 06/18/2014 JACKSON WI LAW ENFORCEMENT WATER REPORTED OVER NUMEROUS ROADS ACROSS EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY. 0532 AM TSTM WND GST 2 E LA CROSSE 43.83N 91.19W 06/18/2014 M50 MPH LA CROSSE WI OFFICIAL NWS OBS 0533 AM TSTM WND GST FRENCH ISLAND 43.86N 91.26W 06/18/2014 M46 MPH LA CROSSE WI ASOS 0545 AM TSTM WND DMG 2 S WEST SALEM 43.87N 91.08W 06/18/2014 LA CROSSE WI NWS EMPLOYEE TREES DOWN OVER COUNTY ROAD M SOUTH OF WEST SALEM. 0605 AM TSTM WND GST SPARTA 43.94N 90.81W 06/18/2014 E55 MPH MONROE WI TRAINED SPOTTER HEAVY RAIN-VISIBILITY 1/8 MILE 0605 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 N GALESVILLE 44.13N 91.36W 06/18/2014 TREMPEALEAU WI LAW ENFORCEMENT WATER OVER ROADS IN SOUTHERN TREMPEALEAU COUNTY. MAIN ROAD AFFECTED IS COUNTY ROAD T NORTH OF GALESVILLE...ACTING AS A DETOUR FOR US HIGHWAY 53. 0615 AM HEAVY RAIN CATARACT 44.09N 90.84W 06/18/2014 M3.15 INCH MONROE WI COOP OBSERVER 0617 AM HEAVY RAIN 1 WSW IDUNA 44.19N 91.34W 06/18/2014 M4.72 INCH TREMPEALEAU WI COOP OBSERVER 0630 AM HEAVY RAIN BLACK RIVER FALLS 44.30N 90.85W 06/18/2014 E3.05 INCH JACKSON WI PUBLIC 0630 AM HEAVY RAIN PLATTEVILLE 42.74N 90.48W 06/18/2014 M1.50 INCH GRANT WI PUBLIC 0647 AM HAIL FENNIMORE 42.98N 90.65W 06/18/2014 E1.00 INCH GRANT WI TRAINED SPOTTER 0700 AM HEAVY RAIN TAYLOR 44.32N 91.12W 06/18/2014 E4.00 INCH JACKSON WI PUBLIC 0705 AM HAIL 3 ESE ELLENBORO 42.76N 90.58W 06/18/2014 E0.25 INCH GRANT WI PUBLIC 0705 AM HAIL 3 ESE ELLENBORO 42.77N 90.56W 06/18/2014 E0.88 INCH GRANT WI PUBLIC JUST UNDER QUARTER SIZED HAIL. WIND UNREMARKABLE. 7207 SNOWY LANE. 0706 AM HAIL 4 ESE ELLENBORO 42.76N 90.54W 06/18/2014 E0.25 INCH GRANT WI PUBLIC WIND UNREMARKABLE. 0706 AM TSTM WND DMG 4 NW LYNDON STATION 43.75N 89.95W 06/18/2014 JUNEAU WI LAW ENFORCEMENT TREE DOWN ON INTERSTATE 94 EASTBOUND AT MILE MARKER 75. TREES ALSO DOWN ON HIGHWAY 80 BETWEEN NEW LISBON AND ELROY...AS WELL AS NEAR MAUSTON. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR. 0710 AM HAIL MONTFORT 42.97N 90.43W 06/18/2014 E0.50 INCH GRANT WI PUBLIC DIME SIZE. 0715 AM TSTM WND DMG 5 SSE ADAMS 43.89N 89.79W 06/18/2014 ADAMS WI LAW ENFORCEMENT TREES DOWN SCATTERED ABOUT ADAMS COUNTY BUT MOST CONCENTRATED ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE COUNTY. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR. 0730 AM FLASH FLOOD CATARACT 44.09N 90.83W 06/18/2014 MONROE WI OTHER FEDERAL POST OFFICE REPORTED CUSTOMERS COMING IN SAYING PEOPLE HAD TO TURN AROUND ON BACK ROADS AROUND CATARACT THIS MORNING. ROADS SUCH AS COUNTY B AND Q AS WELL AS HIGHWAY 162 HAD FLOODING. TIME OF FLOODING ESTIMATED BY RADAR. 0757 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 N GALESVILLE 44.13N 91.36W 06/18/2014 TREMPEALEAU WI LAW ENFORCEMENT TREMPEALEAU DISPATCH REPORTING COUNTY ROADS P...T AND OAK RIDGE DRIVE HAVE FLOODING ON THEM. IN ADDITION...TRAVEL ON HIGHWAY 53 SOUTH IS NOT RECOMMENDED RESULTING FROM SPOTS OF FLOODING. 0804 AM FLASH FLOOD TAYLOR 44.32N 91.12W 06/18/2014 JACKSON WI LAW ENFORCEMENT FLOODING AROUND TAYLOR 0804 AM FLASH FLOOD BLACK RIVER FALLS 44.30N 90.85W 06/18/2014 JACKSON WI LAW ENFORCEMENT STREET FLOODING IN BLACK RIVER FALLS. RAINFALL ESTIMATE OF 5 INCHES. 1053 AM HEAVY RAIN MONDOVI 44.57N 91.67W 06/18/2014 M2.31 INCH BUFFALO WI CO-OP OBSERVER

Rainfall Amounts:

Radar Estimated Precipitation

Radar Estimated Precipitation (click for larger image) 


 

 
LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON ...IOWA... ...ALLAMAKEE... 3 S DORCHESTER 0.45 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.42N/91.51W 5 WSW WAUKON JCT 0.04 IN 0645 AM 06/18 43.11N/91.26W 3 SE WATERVILLE 0.04 IN 0707 AM 06/18 43.17N/91.24W ...CHICKASAW... NEW HAMPTON 0.55 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.06N/92.31W 2 SSE BASSETT 0.52 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.03N/92.50W ...CLAYTON... 1 ENE VOLGA 0.38 IN 0700 AM 06/18 42.81N/91.52W STRAWBERRY POINT 0.38 IN 0700 AM 06/18 42.69N/91.53W LITTLEPORT 0.34 IN 0645 AM 06/18 42.75N/91.37W 1 S ELKADER 0.27 IN 0645 AM 06/18 42.84N/91.40W 1 SW MONONA 0.07 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.04N/91.40W ...FAYETTE... 1 NW FAYETTE 0.53 IN 0700 AM 06/18 42.85N/91.82W 2 S FAYETTE 0.50 IN 0751 AM 06/18 42.80N/91.80W 3 W OELWEIN 0.21 IN 0655 AM 06/18 42.68N/91.97W ...FLOYD... 1 SSE CHARLES CITY 0.62 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.06N/92.67W NASHUA 2SW 0.58 IN 0700 AM 06/18 42.94N/92.57W 2 SSE NORA SPRINGS 0.56 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.11N/92.99W 3 E CHARLES CITY 0.47 IN 0655 AM 06/18 43.07N/92.61W CHARLES CITY 0.37 IN 0730 AM 06/18 43.06N/92.67W ...HOWARD... 3 NE RICEVILLE 0.36 IN 0753 AM 06/18 43.40N/92.50W 2 NE CRESCO 0.34 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.39N/92.09W ...MITCHELL... OSAGE 0.48 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.28N/92.81W SAINT ANSGAR 0.38 IN 0630 AM 06/18 43.38N/92.92W SAINT ANSGAR 0.31 IN 0755 AM 06/18 43.38N/92.92W ...WINNESHIEK... DECORAH 0.21 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.30N/91.80W 3 SE DECORAH 0.15 IN 0655 AM 06/18 43.28N/91.74W ...MINNESOTA... ...DODGE... 1 SE DODGE CENTER 0.45 IN 0654 AM 06/18 44.02N/92.83W ...FILLMORE... 1 WNW HIGHLAND 0.80 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.69N/91.90W MABEL 0.74 IN 0635 AM 06/18 43.52N/91.76W SPRING VALLEY 3E 0.73 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.68N/92.33W SO.FORK ROOT RIVER 0.56 IN 0715 AM 06/18 43.72N/91.98W 1 NW CARIMONA 0.51 IN 0658 AM 06/18 43.68N/92.18W 2 WSW CHOICE 0.34 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.65N/91.84W ...HOUSTON... HOUSTON 0.68 IN 0745 AM 06/18 43.77N/91.57W LA CRESCENT 0.51 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.83N/91.31W ...MOWER... 2 ESE AUSTIN 0.97 IN 0655 AM 06/18 43.66N/92.93W GRAND MEADOW 0.93 IN 0500 AM 06/18 43.71N/92.56W AUSTIN WASTE WATER TREATMENT F 0.63 IN 0708 AM 06/18 43.65N/92.97W 1 ENE DEXTER 0.02 IN 0750 AM 06/18 43.73N/92.68W ...OLMSTED... 4 N STEWARTVILLE 0.74 IN 0654 AM 06/18 43.91N/92.50W 4 W SIMPSON 0.65 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.93N/92.48W 3 NE ROCHESTER 0.53 IN 0600 AM 06/18 44.04N/92.44W 2 ENE ROCHESTER 0.50 IN 0730 AM 06/18 44.03N/92.42W 3 NE ROCHESTER 0.48 IN 0754 AM 06/18 44.04N/92.44W 3 NE ROCHESTER 0.45 IN 0800 AM 06/18 44.05N/92.45W 4 NNW ROCHESTER 0.39 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.07N/92.49W 4 ESE DOUGLAS 0.38 IN 0752 AM 06/18 44.09N/92.49W 1 WSW ROCHESTER 0.38 IN 0743 AM 06/18 44.01N/92.49W ROCHESTER BELTLINE 0.38 IN 0730 AM 06/18 44.01N/92.47W 3 ESE DOUGLAS 0.33 IN 0800 AM 06/18 44.08N/92.51W BYRON 4 NORTH 0.28 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.09N/92.64W 3 NNW CHESTER 0.27 IN 0702 AM 06/18 44.05N/92.37W ...WABASHA... 1 N WABASHA 0.19 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.38N/92.05W 1 SSE THEILMAN 0.12 IN 0715 AM 06/18 44.28N/92.19W 1 NE BEAR VALLEY 0.10 IN 0753 AM 06/18 44.32N/92.44W ...WINONA... 7 N NODINE 1.55 IN 0600 AM 06/18 44.00N/91.44W 2 NE GOODVIEW 0.36 IN 0600 AM 06/18 44.09N/91.67W 4 SE DAKOTA 0.35 IN 0600 AM 06/18 43.87N/91.31W LEWISTON 0.26 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.99N/91.87W STOCKTON 0.17 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.03N/91.77W 1 NW WHITMAN 0.08 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.16N/91.81W 1 E RIDGEWAY 0.02 IN 0606 AM 06/18 43.91N/91.54W ...WISCONSIN... ...ADAMS... CASTLE ROCK 3.44 IN 0800 AM 06/18 43.87N/89.95W ...BUFFALO... ALMA 0.11 IN 0600 AM 06/18 44.33N/91.92W ...CLARK... NEILLSVILLE 3ESE 1.93 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.54N/90.53W ...CRAWFORD... DE SOTO 0.52 IN 0801 AM 06/18 43.42N/91.19W 3 ESE FERRYVILLE 0.50 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.33N/91.02W STEUBEN 0.40 IN 0745 AM 06/18 43.18N/90.86W 2 NNW CLAYTON 0.36 IN 0728 AM 06/18 43.41N/90.73W 3 SSE STEUBEN 0.15 IN 0613 AM 06/18 43.13N/90.84W 2 SSE PRAIRIE DU CHIEN 0.11 IN 0655 AM 06/18 43.02N/91.12W 1 NNE PRAIRIE DU CHIEN 0.10 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.05N/91.13W 4 SW LYNXVILLE 0.01 IN 0600 AM 06/18 43.21N/91.10W ...GRANT... PLATTEVILLE 1.50 IN 0630 AM 06/18 42.74N/90.48W 2 NE BOSCOBEL 0.88 IN 0658 AM 06/18 43.16N/90.67W 1 NW SINSINAWA 0.80 IN 0640 AM 06/18 42.52N/90.54W 1 ENE BOSCOBEL 0.75 IN 0703 AM 06/18 43.15N/90.68W MUSCODA 0.34 IN 0745 AM 06/18 43.20N/90.44W BURTON 0.20 IN 0700 AM 06/18 42.72N/90.82W ...JACKSON... TAYLOR 4.00 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.32N/91.12W 1 E BLACK RIVER FALLS 3.25 IN 0715 AM 06/18 44.30N/90.83W BLACK RIVER FALLS 3.05 IN 0630 AM 06/18 44.30N/90.85W 3 NNW FALL HALL GLEN 2.06 IN 0655 AM 06/18 44.25N/90.86W ...JUNEAU... NEW LISBON 4ENE 2.41 IN 0733 AM 06/18 43.91N/90.07W MAUSTON 2.34 IN 0752 AM 06/18 43.80N/90.07W 2 NNE CAMP DOUGLAS 2.03 IN 0658 AM 06/18 43.94N/90.25W NECEDAH 1.96 IN 0748 AM 06/18 44.03N/90.08W 4 E ELROY 1.54 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.74N/90.19W ...LA CROSSE... 7 ENE BURR OAK 1.50 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.07N/90.92W 2 W WEST SALEM 0.90 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.90N/91.12W WEST SALEM 0.76 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.90N/91.09W HOLMEN 2S 0.71 IN 0710 AM 06/18 ONALASKA 0.64 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.91N/91.23W 2 E LA CROSSE 0.62 IN 0600 AM 06/18 43.82N/91.19W 2 SW LA CROSSE 0.45 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.80N/91.26W LA CROSSE 4NNW 0.45 IN 0730 AM 06/18 43.87N/91.27W 1 N FRENCH ISLAND 0.43 IN 0653 AM 06/18 43.88N/91.26W ...MONROE... CATARACT 3.15 IN 0615 AM 06/18 44.09N/90.84W TUNNEL CITY 2.22 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.01N/90.57W 3 W KIRBY 2.10 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.10N/90.59W 4 ENE SPARTA 1.32 IN 0655 AM 06/18 43.96N/90.74W 2 ESE MELVINA 0.59 IN 0730 AM 06/18 43.79N/90.75W ...TAYLOR... 3 NE LUBLIN 0.60 IN 0714 AM 06/18 45.11N/90.69W 2 NNE STETSONVILLE 0.02 IN 0655 AM 06/18 45.10N/90.30W ...TREMPEALEAU... 1 WSW IDUNA 4.85 IN 0703 AM 06/18 44.19N/91.34W ETTRICK 4WNW 4.72 IN 0617 AM 06/18 44.19N/91.34W OSSEO 3.40 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.58N/91.22W INDEPENDENCE 3NE 1.70 IN 1030 AM 06/18 2 WSW GALESVILLE 1.55 IN 0700 AM 06/18 44.07N/91.39W ...VERNON... WESTBY 3ENE 0.92 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.67N/90.81W ONTARIO 0.87 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.72N/90.59W 2 WSW HILLSBORO 0.87 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.63N/90.38W LA FARGE 0.56 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.57N/90.64W READSTOWN 4NE 0.54 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.48N/90.69W READSTOWN 0.52 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.45N/90.76W 1 WSW HILLSBORO 0.47 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.65N/90.35W STODDARD 0.31 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.66N/91.22W 1 E VIROQUA 0.30 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.56N/90.88W 2 NNW VIROQUA 0.27 IN 0655 AM 06/18 43.58N/90.90W VIROQUA 0.26 IN 0700 AM 06/18 43.55N/90.87W GENOA 0.03 IN 0600 AM 06/18 43.57N/91.23W OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

Wind Reports:


 
LOCATION SPEED TIME/DATE LAT/LON ...IOWA... ...CHICKASAW... 2 N IONIA 48 MPH 0435 AM 06/18 43.07N/92.46W ...FAYETTE... OELWEIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 32 MPH 0535 AM 06/18 42.68N/91.97W ...FLOYD... CHARLES CITY 52 MPH 0435 AM 06/18 43.07N/92.61W ...HOWARD... 3 NE RICEVILLE 30 MPH 0438 AM 06/18 43.40N/92.50W ...WINNESHIEK... 4 E NORDNESS 46 MPH 0524 AM 06/18 43.25N/91.70W DECORAH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 32 MPH 0535 AM 06/18 43.28N/91.74W ...MINNESOTA... ...DODGE... DODGE CENTER AIRPORT 38 MPH 0254 AM 06/18 44.02N/92.83W ...FILLMORE... PRESTON FILLMORE COUNTY AIRPOR 31 MPH 0458 AM 06/18 43.68N/92.18W ...MOWER... 1 ENE DEXTER 52 MPH 0420 AM 06/18 43.73N/92.68W AUSTIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 33 MPH 0355 AM 06/18 43.66N/92.93W ...OLMSTED... ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPOR 47 MPH 0420 AM 06/18 43.91N/92.50W 2 SE EYOTA 42 MPH 0445 AM 06/18 43.96N/92.21W MAYO HELIPAD 40 MPH 0432 AM 06/18 44.02N/92.48W ...WABASHA... 1 NE BEAR VALLEY 37 MPH 0353 AM 06/18 44.32N/92.44W ...WINONA... WINONA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 32 MPH 0535 AM 06/18 44.08N/91.71W 1 E RIDGEWAY 30 MPH 0515 AM 06/18 43.91N/91.54W ...WISCONSIN... ...CRAWFORD... 1 SW MOUNT STERLING 35 MPH 0608 AM 06/18 43.31N/90.94W PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AIRPORT 33 MPH 0615 AM 06/18 43.02N/91.12W ...GRANT... BOSCOBEL AIRPORT 35 MPH 0634 AM 06/18 43.16N/90.67W 1 ENE BOSCOBEL 34 MPH 0703 AM 06/18 43.15N/90.68W ...JUNEAU... 1 E MAUSTON 45 MPH 0703 AM 06/18 43.80N/90.06W VOLK FIELD AIRPORT 43 MPH 0649 AM 06/18 43.94N/90.25W ...LA CROSSE... LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT 46 MPH 0529 AM 06/18 43.88N/91.26W ...MONROE... SPARTA/FORT MC COY AIRPORT 36 MPH 0536 AM 06/18 43.96N/90.74W 4 NNW RIDGEVILLE 36 MPH 0609 AM 06/18 43.94N/90.60W ...VERNON... VIROQUA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 30 MPH 0615 AM 06/18 43.58N/90.90W OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.