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June 22, 2015 Severe Storms

 

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A complex of strong to severe thunderstorms moved through the area during the early morning hours of June 22, 2015 and produced a combination of large hail, damaging wind, flooding, and likely a few tornadoes.

Wind damage, some extreme, was most prevelent across northeast Iowa into southern Wisconsin.  There were three (3) confirmed tornadoes, but more may be documented as additional information is gathered.

The tornado information includes:

  • Fayette Co., IA (Maynard 4SE to Maynard 5SE) - EF1 (100-110 mph) (Click here for prelim. map)
  • Crawford Co., WI (Between Wauzeka and Steuben) - EF0 (80 mph)
  • Crawford & Richland Co., WI (Near Port Andrew) - EF0 (80mph)

Other damage in Clayton County, IA and Grant County, WI appears to be caused by straight line wind, but this is preliminary.  At the very least, damage indicates peak wind speeds may have exceeded 100 mph at times.  Most of the damage relates to winds in the 60 to 80 mph range.  The airport at Dubuque, IA measured a wind gust of 72 mph when the storms passed at 9:15 a.m. CDT.

In addition to the strong winds, flooding materialized after 2 to 5 inches of rain fell in a short period of time. A combination of flash flood and river flood warnings had been issued.

It was an odd time of day for severe thunderstorms as well - occuring between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. across our area.

Confirmed Tornadoes:

 

radar loop

Radar loop of storms early Monday morning, June 22, 2015

Near Maynard, IA
Start/End location Estimated Time Path Length: Max Width: EF Rating:
4 miles SE of Maynard to 5 miles SE of Maynard 8:21 - 8:23 a.m. 1.52 miles 50 yards EF-1

Damage to crops, trees and farm builds along and south of 80th St in rural Fayette county, from L ave to F ave. The worst damage was on 80th st just east of county road W33 where a house was moved off its foundation and trees were heavily damaged. There was other outbuilding, grain elevator, and tree damage east and west of there. Path could be modified as more information is collected.
       
       
Rural Crawford County, WI
Start/End location Estimated Time Path Length: Max Width: EF Rating:
4 miles north of Wauzeka to 3 miles south of Steuben 8:50 - 8:52 a.m. 1.3 miles 35 yards EF-0

Evidence was found in trees along Kickapoo Valley RD north of Wauzeka.
       
       
Rural Crawford & Richland Counties, WI
Start/End location Estimated Time Path Length: Max Width: EF Rating:
4 miles southeast of Mt.Zion to 1 mile north of Port Andrew 9:06 - 9:12 a.m. 6.0 miles 60 yards EF-0

Tree and house damage noted along Hoover Hollow Rd. and on County Roads M and W north of Highway 60.
       
       

Photos:

 

Floyd County cornfield

Corn flattened by strong winds (Floyd County, IA)
Photo by Phil Pitzenberger

home damaged by storm

Damage between Oelwein and Fayette, IA (Fayette County)
Photo by Steffi S Lee

 home damage by storm

Damage between Oelwein and Fayette, IA (Fayette County, IA)
Photo by Steffi S Lee

 barn damage

Barn damage in Grant County, WI
Photo courtesy of Grant Co. Emerg. Management

 tree damage

Tree damage in Grant County, WI
Photo courtesy of Grant Co. Emerg. Management

Damage in Clayton County

Near Osterdock, IA (Clayton County)
Photo by Austin Greve

 damage in Crawford County, WI

Damage in Crawford County, WI
Photo courtesy of WI Emerg. Mgmt

 damage around Platteville, Wisconsin

Damage outside Platteville, WI (Lafayette County)
Photo by Dustin Edwards

Mitchell County flooding

Near McIntire, IA (Mitchell County)
Photo by Mike Donahue

 flooding rivers in northern iowa

Flood waters along the Little Turkey River near Cresco, IA (Howard County)
Photo by KTTC

 flooding near leroy minnesota

Small river flooding near LeRoy, MN (Mower County)
Photo by Karsen Forsman/KAAL

 Hail in southwest Wisconsin

Large hail near Wauzeka, WI (Crawford County)
Photo by Krystal B.


Storm Reports:

 

Tornado Confirmation Link

Local Storm Report Summary (Issued 2:00 p.m. June 22, 2015)

graphic showing storm reports from June 30th

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
200 PM CDT MON JUN 22 2015

...TIME...  ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
...DATE...  ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0615 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 SW AUSTIN             43.65N 93.00W
06/22/2015  E2.21 INCH       MOWER              MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

0634 AM     HAIL             ELKADER                 42.86N 91.40W
06/22/2015  E1.00 INCH       CLAYTON            IA   PUBLIC

0648 AM     HAIL             1 N CRESCO              43.38N 92.12W
06/22/2015  E1.25 INCH       HOWARD             IA   PUBLIC

0700 AM     FLASH FLOOD      1 N STACYVILLE          43.46N 92.78W
06/22/2015                   MITCHELL           IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            480TH STREET WASHED OUT BETWEEN MONUMENT
            AVENUE AND OCEAN AVENUE

0713 AM     HAIL             PRAIRIE DU CHIEN        43.04N 91.14W
06/22/2015  E0.75 INCH       CRAWFORD           WI   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC REPORTED DIME SIZE HAIL IN THE CITY
            OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN VIA BROADCAST MEDIA

0719 AM     HAIL             2 E PRAIRIE DU CHIEN    43.04N 91.10W
06/22/2015  E1.50 INCH       CRAWFORD           WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            AT POLICE OFFICERS HOMES.

0723 AM     HAIL             1 N PRAIRIE DU CHIEN    43.06N 91.14W
06/22/2015  E1.00 INCH       CRAWFORD           WI   PUBLIC

            MULTIPLE REPORTS OF QUARTER SIZE HAIL ON THE
            NORTH SIDE OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN.

0730 AM     FLASH FLOOD      1 ENE AUSTIN            43.68N 92.96W
06/22/2015                   MOWER              MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            I90 CLOSED DUE TO FLASH FLOODING AT
            11TH...FRONTAGE ROAD

0742 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MARBLE ROCK             42.96N 92.87W
06/22/2015                   FLOYD              IA   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            FIRE DEPARTMENT RESCUE SQUAD REPORTED A WIND
            GUST OF 65 MILES PER HOUR...TREES AND POWER
            LINE DOWN IN TOWN

0743 AM     HAIL             2 NW WAUZEKA            43.11N 90.91W
06/22/2015  E1.00 INCH       CRAWFORD           WI   PUBLIC

0746 AM     HAIL             1 S WAUZEKA             43.07N 90.88W
06/22/2015  E1.25 INCH       GRANT              WI   PUBLIC

            IMAGE SENT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

0750 AM     TSTM WND DMG     7 W NASHUA              42.94N 92.67W
06/22/2015                   FLOYD              IA   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            LARGE BRANCHES DOWN AND CORN FLATTENED

0754 AM     FLASH FLOOD      CRESCO                  43.37N 92.12W
06/22/2015                   HOWARD             IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            STREET FLOODING IN CRESCO. SOME STREETS
            BEING CLOSED OFF.

0800 AM     TSTM WND DMG     NASHUA                  42.95N 92.54W
06/22/2015                   CHICKASAW          IA   PUBLIC

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN THE CITY.

0814 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S WAUKON              43.22N 91.47W
06/22/2015                   ALLAMAKEE          IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN IN THE WAUKON AREA. LOCATION IN
            THE WAUKON AREA BASED ON RADAR.

0817 AM     FLASH FLOOD      3 N MCINTIRE            43.48N 92.59W
06/22/2015                   MITCHELL           IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WATER OVER ROAD 500TH AND WALNUT ST.

0819 AM     TSTM WND DMG     OELWEIN                 42.68N 91.91W
06/22/2015                   FAYETTE            IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            MULTIPLE TREES DOWN AROUND OELWEIN ACCORDING
            TO OELWEIN CITY POLICE. ALSO SOME MINOR
            STREET FLOODING.

0820 AM     FLASH FLOOD      AUSTIN                  43.67N 92.97W
06/22/2015                   MOWER              MN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            INTERSTATE 90 CLOSED BETWEEN THE 6TH AND
            11TH STREET EXITS IN AUSTIN. HIGHWAY 218 HAS
            WATER OVER THE ROAD ON EAST EDGE OF TOWN.
            LOTS OF STREET FLOODING ALL OVER TOWN.

0820 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MAYNARD                 42.77N 91.88W
06/22/2015                   FAYETTE            IA   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO HOME WITH RESIDENTS
            TRAPPED INSIDE.

0823 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S WAUKON              43.22N 91.47W
06/22/2015                   ALLAMAKEE          IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN IN THE WAUKON AREA. LOCATION IN
            THE WAUKON AREA BASED ON RADAR.

0823 AM     TSTM WND DMG     OELWEIN                 42.68N 91.91W
06/22/2015                   FAYETTE            IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN

0823 AM     FLASH FLOOD      WAUKON                  43.27N 91.48W
06/22/2015                   ALLAMAKEE          IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FLOODING IN WAUKON AREA

0823 AM     TSTM WND DMG     POSTVILLE               43.08N 91.57W
06/22/2015                   CLAYTON            IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT
            TREES DOWN AND KNOCKED OUT POWER IN
            POSTVILLE

0825 AM     FLASH FLOOD      MCGREGOR                43.02N 91.18W
06/22/2015                   CLAYTON            IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0838 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E PRAIRIE DU CHIEN    43.04N 91.10W
06/22/2015                   CRAWFORD           WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            MULTIPLE POWER POLES SNAPPED ON HIGHWAY 27
            JUST EAST OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN

0850 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MAYNARD                 42.77N 91.88W
06/22/2015                   FAYETTE            IA   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO HOME WITH RESIDENTS
            TRAPPED INSIDE.

0852 AM     TSTM WND DMG     GUTTENBERG              42.79N 91.10W
06/22/2015                   CLAYTON            IA   PUBLIC

            WEST OF GARBER BETWEEN MILLVILLE AND
            GUTTENBERG. AMISH GROCERY STORE
            DESTROYED,NUMEROUS TREES DOWN BETWEEN
            MILLVILLE AND GUTTENBERG ON HIGHWAY 52.
            SECTIONS OF HIGHWAY 52 CLOSED DUE TO TREES
            BLOCKING THE ROADWAY. PARKED SEMI OVERTURNED
            ON HIGHWAY 52. BARN ROOF BLOWN OFF NEAR
            MILLVILLE AND SEVERAL BARNS BLOWN DOWN IN
            THE SAME AREA.

0852 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 S GUTTENBERG          42.76N 91.10W
06/22/2015                   CLAYTON            IA   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LOTS OF DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS...BARNS... AND
            TREES. HIGHWAY 52 CLOSED FOR A TIME.

0852 AM     FLASH FLOOD      2 NNW DORCHESTER        43.49N 91.52W
06/22/2015                   ALLAMAKEE          IA   MESONET

            WATERLOO CREEK FLOODED WITHIN 30 MINUTES

0901 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CASSVILLE               42.72N 90.99W
06/22/2015                   GRANT              WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN

0905 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CASSVILLE               42.72N 90.99W
06/22/2015                   GRANT              WI   PUBLIC
            BARN BLOWN DOWN

0905 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 N ELLENBORO           42.85N 90.61W
06/22/2015                   GRANT              WI   PUBLIC
            NUMEROUS POWER LINES DOWN.

0907 AM     TSTM WND DMG     STRAWBERRY POINT        42.68N 91.54W
06/22/2015                   CLAYTON            IA   PUBLIC
            LIMBS AND SMALL TREES DOWN

0908 AM     HEAVY RAIN       OELWEIN                 42.68N 91.91W
06/22/2015  E1.50 INCH       FAYETTE            IA   PUBLIC

0911 AM     TSTM WND GST     HAZEL GREEN             42.53N 90.44W
06/22/2015  E65 MPH          GRANT              WI   PUBLIC

0912 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N ELLENBORO           42.85N 90.61W
06/22/2015                   GRANT              WI   PUBLIC
            POWER LINES DOWN

0912 AM     TSTM WND DMG     STITZER                 42.93N 90.62W
06/22/2015                   GRANT              WI   PUBLIC
            TREES BLOWN DOWN

0920 AM     TSTM WND DMG     PLATTEVILLE             42.74N 90.48W
06/22/2015                   GRANT              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER
            SEVERAL TREES DOWN ESTIMATED 70 MPH WIND

0920 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N PORT ANDREW         43.22N 90.57W
06/22/2015                   RICHLAND           WI   AMATEUR RADIO
            REPORTS OF POSSIBLE BARN DAMAGE AND TREES
            DOWNED IN FIVE POINTS AREA.

0925 AM     HAIL             HAZEL GREEN             42.53N 90.44W
06/22/2015  E0.75 INCH       GRANT              WI   PUBLIC

0925 AM     TSTM WND DMG     HAZEL GREEN             42.53N 90.44W
06/22/2015                   GRANT              WI   PUBLIC
            TREE LIMBS DOWN

0940 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 SW AUSTIN             43.66N 92.98W
06/22/2015  M3.21 INCH       MOWER              MN   PUBLIC

0949 AM     HEAVY RAIN       RICHLAND CENTER         43.34N 90.38W
06/22/2015  M2.45 INCH       RICHLAND           WI   PUBLIC

0954 AM     HEAVY RAIN       HARMONY                 43.55N 92.01W
06/22/2015  E2.40 INCH       FILLMORE           MN   PUBLIC

0955 AM     HEAVY RAIN       MANTORVILLE             44.07N 92.76W
06/22/2015  E0.95 INCH       DODGE              MN   PUBLIC

0956 AM     HEAVY RAIN       MOUNT ZION              43.26N 90.73W
06/22/2015  E2.31 INCH       CRAWFORD           WI   PUBLIC

0959 AM     HEAVY RAIN       STEUBEN                 43.18N 90.86W
06/22/2015  M1.84 INCH       CRAWFORD           WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

1103 AM     HEAVY RAIN       GRAND MEADOW            43.70N 92.56W
06/22/2015  M1.20 INCH       MOWER              MN   CO-OP OBSERVER
            OBSERVER LOCATION GRAND MEADOW.

Rainfall Amounts:

 

Radar Estimated Precipitation total rainfall from june 22 2015
Radar Estimated Precipitation
(click for larger image)
Regional Precipitation Image
(courtesy of NWS Quad Cities)

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...RAINFALL REPORTS...

LOCATION                     AMOUNT

...IOWA...

...ALLAMAKEE COUNTY...
WATERVILLE 3SE               2.78 IN
WATSON 4ENE                  3.03 IN
DORCHESTER 3S                2.34 IN

...CHICKASAW COUNTY...
IONIA 2W                     1.10 IN
NEW HAMPTON                  1.03 IN

...CLAYTON COUNTY...
MCGREGOR NO.2                3.32 IN
BLOODY RUN CREEK             1.39 IN
ELKADER                      1.10 IN
LITTLEPORT                   0.74 IN
GARBER                       0.70 IN

...FAYETTE COUNTY...
ELDORADO                     1.69 IN
OELWEIN                      1.50 IN
WAUCOMA 3S                   1.42 IN
FAYETTE                      1.35 IN

...FLOYD COUNTY...
COLWELL                      1.48 IN
ORCHARD                      1.14 IN
SHELL ROCK RIVER AT NORA SPR 0.67 IN

...HOWARD COUNTY...
RICEVILLE 3NE                3.00 IN

...MITCHELL COUNTY...
SAINT ANSGAR                 2.75 IN
OSAGE                        2.30 IN

...WINNESHIEK COUNTY...
BLUFFTON                     4.24 IN
DECORAH 6ESE                 3.24 IN
DECORAH                      3.17 IN
CALMAR 1NW                   1.86 IN

...MINNESOTA...

...DODGE COUNTY...
CLAREMONT 3SSE               1.61 IN
KASSON                       1.07 IN
MANTORVILLE                  0.95 IN

...FILLMORE COUNTY...
HARMONY                      2.40 IN
LANESBORO                    0.71 IN
SO.FORK ROOT RIVER           0.64 IN 
FILLMORE                     0.51 IN
CHATFIELD                    0.45 IN

...HOUSTON COUNTY...
MOUND PRAIRIE                0.62 IN

...MOWER COUNTY...
AUSTIN 1SW                   3.21 IN
AUSTIN 2ENE                  3.03 IN
AUSTIN 3S                    2.88 IN
DOBBINS CREEK                2.81 IN
LANSING                      1.77 IN
GRAND MEADOW                 1.20 IN

...OLMSTED COUNTY...
BYRON 6S                     0.92 IN
BYRON                        0.90 IN
STEWARTVILLE 1SSE            0.82 IN
CHESTER 2NNW                 0.75 IN
ROCHESTER INTL AIRPORT       0.71 IN
ROCHESTER 2ENE               0.64 IN
ORONOCO                      0.59 IN
ORONOCO 1W                   0.57 IN
ROCHESTER 3NE                0.56 IN
CASCADE CREEK                0.55 IN
ROCHESTER 3NW                0.52 IN
DOUGLAS 4ESE                 0.51 IN
ROCHESTER 2NE                0.50 IN
BELTLINE-BEAR CREEK          0.50 IN
ROCHESTER 3W                 0.49 IN
ROCHESTER BELTLINE           0.48 IN
3 ESE DOUGLAS                0.43 IN

...WABASHA COUNTY...
LAKE CITY                    1.04 IN
MAZEPPA 3ESE                 0.59 IN
ZUMBRO RIVER                 0.48 IN

...WINONA COUNTY...
DAKOTA                       0.66 IN
WINONA 4SW                   0.52 IN
WINONA 1E                    0.49 IN
WHITEWATER RIVER NEAR BEAVER 0.32 IN

...WISCONSIN...

...ADAMS COUNTY...
CASTLE ROCK                  0.50 IN

...BUFFALO COUNTY...
MONDOVI                      1.42 IN

...CLARK COUNTY...
COLBY                        1.06 IN
NEILLSVILLE 1W               0.32 IN

...CRAWFORD COUNTY...
GAYS MILLS                   3.15 IN
STEUBEN                      3.11 IN
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN 1SE         2.82 IN
MOUNT ZION                   2.31 IN
DE SOTO                      1.45 IN

...GRANT COUNTY...
BOSCOBEL 1ENE                1.82 IN
MUSCODA                      1.54 IN 

...JACKSON COUNTY...
NORTHFIELD                   0.75 IN
BLACK RIVER FALLS 1E         0.72 IN
TAYLOR                       0.67 IN
HIXTON                       0.67 IN

...JUNEAU COUNTY...
NECEDAH                      0.45 IN
MAUSTON                      0.42 IN
DELLWOOD 3NW                 0.39 IN

...LA CROSSE COUNTY...
LA CROSSE 2SW                1.45 IN
LA CROSSE 1SW                1.15 IN
HOLMEN 2S                    0.83 IN
BANGOR                       0.81 IN
LA CROSSE                    0.74 IN
LA CROSSE MUN AIRPORT        0.71 IN
WFO LA CROSSE                0.68 IN

...MONROE COUNTY...
TOMAH 5NNW                   0.75 IN
CATARACT 2E                  0.48 IN

...RICHLAND COUNTY...
RICHLAND CENTER              2.45 IN

...TAYLOR COUNTY...
LUBLIN 3NE                   0.68 IN

...TREMPEALEAU COUNTY...
STRUM 6SSW                   1.03 IN
WHITEHALL 6N                 0.87 IN
ELK CREEK                    0.79 IN
WHITEHALL                    0.67 IN
GALESVILLE 1WSW              0.54 IN
WHITEHALL 4SSW               0.47 IN
INDEPENDENCE                 0.47 IN
BLAIR                        0.47 IN

...VERNON COUNTY...
READSTOWN                    1.33 IN
THOMPSON DAM                 0.87 IN
SIDIE HOLLOW DAM             0.67 IN
YTTRI DAM                    0.63 IN
SEAS BRANCH HAUGEN           0.43 IN
HIDDEN VALLEY DAM            0.31 IN
LA FARGE                     0.58 IN
KLINKNER DAM                 0.27 IN
DAHLEN DAM                   0.27 IN

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.