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Damaging Winds In La Crosse County on June 28th, 2014

 

Photos Storm Reports Rainfall Reports Wind Reports

 

Two lines of showers and thunderstorms converged on La Crosse County, WI between 8:40 pm and 9:15 pm, one coming from the west and the other from the south. The line coming from the west was producing wind gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range, while the one coming from the south had gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

However, as the 2 lines met up in La Crosse county, the one from the south intensified its gusts into the 50 to 60 mph range.  The National Weather Service Office in La Crosse recorded a wind gust of 56 mph, taking down a dead tree as well as a healthy tree branch. Much more damage occurred in the city of La Crosse and through portions of Onalaska and Holmen, where trees and branches were falling, in some cases on homes and power lines.  

 

Radar Loop

Reflectivity Radar Loop from 8:30 pm to 9:15 pm

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Note the cluster of storms coming up from the south along with the line of storms coming in from the west, meeting up in La Crosse county

Radar Loop

Velocity Radar Loop from 8:30 pm to 9:15 pm

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Note pockets of blue, yellow and red colors with the storms moving south to north. These depict stronger wind cores. One goes right at our office (the black circle) and we gust to 56 mph.

 


 

Photos:

French Island

French Island

Charles St in La Crosse

Charles St. In La Crosse

Burns Park in La Crosse

Burns Park in La Crosse

Division St. in La Crosse

Division St in La Crosse

Monitor St. in La Crosse

Monitor St. in La Crosse

  Dead Tree at the NWS La Crosse WI office

Dead tree at the National Weather Service office near La Crosse

 


Storm Reports:

graphic showing storm reports from June 28th


 

 
0555 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SE DODGE CENTER         44.03N 92.85W
06/28/2014                   DODGE              MN   EMERGENCY MNGR
            UPROOT OF 1 PINE TREE...SEVERAL BRANCHES 
            DOWN. SMALL PORTION OF ROOF RIPPED OFF A 
            STEEL BUILDING. ESTIMATED GUSTS 50-60 MPH. 
            DODGE CENTER AIRPORT...LOCATED 1 MILE 
            SOUTHEAST...GUSTED TO 44 MPH. REST OF DODGE 
            CENTER HAD STRONG WINDS...BUT NO DAMAGE 
            REPORTS.
0830 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 NNE STODDARD          43.71N 91.19W
06/28/2014  E50.00 MPH       VERNON             WI   NWS EMPLOYEE
            45 TO 50 MPH WIND GUSTS
0843 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 E LA CROSSE           43.81N 91.21W
06/28/2014  M56 MPH          LA CROSSE          WI   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

 
0845 PM     HEAVY RAIN       COCHRANE                44.23N 91.84W
06/28/2014  M2.75 INCH       BUFFALO            WI   PUBLIC
            RAIN FELL 730 TO 845 PM AND WAS MEASURED BY 
            2 RAIN GAUGES.
0847 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WEST SALEM              43.90N 91.08W
06/28/2014                   LA CROSSE          WI   AMATEUR RADIO
            LARGE 2 FOOT DIAMETER TREE DOWN ON GARAGE 
            ROOF.
0850 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S LA CROSSE           43.80N 91.25W
06/28/2014                   LA CROSSE          WI   PUBLIC
            TREES DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF GREEN 
            BAY AND EAST AVE. REPORT RECEIVED VIA 
            TWITTER.
0850 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LA CROSSE               43.83N 91.23W
06/28/2014                   LA CROSSE          WI   NWS EMPLOYEE
            MANY BRANCHES DOWN RANGING UP TO 6 INCHES. 
            SIGNIFICANT STREET FLOODING CASS AND MADISON 
            STREET AREA.
0852 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NNW ONALASKA            43.89N 91.22W
06/28/2014                   LA CROSSE          WI   TRAINED SPOTTER
            2 INCH DIAMETER GREEN TREE LIMBS BLOWN 100 
            FT. TRANSFORMER BLOWN. ESITMATED WIND GUST 
            OF 60 MPH.
0852 PM     TSTM WND GST     LA CROSSE AIRPORT       43.87N 91.26W
06/28/2014  M50.00 MPH       LA CROSSE          WI   ASOS

 
0854 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SE HOLMEN             43.93N 91.22W
06/28/2014                   LA CROSSE          WI   TRAINED SPOTTER
            2 1 TO 1.5 FOOT DIAMETER TREES BLOWN DOWN ON 
            MOHICAN TRAIL ROAD.
0854 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SSE HOLMEN            43.93N 91.24W
06/28/2014                   LA CROSSE          WI   NWS EMPLOYEE
            TREES DOWN WITH THE GUSTS OF AT LEAST 60 MPH 
            FROM A PREVIOUS LSR.
0854 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 SSE HOLMEN            43.93N 91.24W
06/28/2014  E60.00 MPH       LA CROSSE          WI   NWS EMPLOYEE
            AT LEAST A GUST TO 60 MPH.
0855 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HOLMEN                  43.96N 91.26W
06/28/2014                   LA CROSSE          WI   PUBLIC
            15 YEAR OLD TREE DOWN.

 

Rainfall Amounts:

Radar Estimated Precipitation

Radar Estimated Precipitation (click for larger image) 


 

 

 
LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE LAT/LON ...NORTHEAST IOWA... ...ALLAMAKEE... 3 S DORCHESTER 1.21 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.42N/91.51W 3 SE WATERVILLE 0.46 IN 0707 AM 06/29 43.17N/91.24W 4 ENE WATSON 0.44 IN 0745 AM 06/29 43.11N/91.26W ...CHICKASAW... IONIA 2W 1.16 IN 0745 AM 06/29 43.03N/92.50W NEW HAMPTON 0.70 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.06N/92.32W ...CLAYTON... MONONA WWTP 0.77 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.04N/91.40W VOLGA 1NE 0.61 IN 0700 AM 06/29 42.81N/91.52W GUTTENBERG DAM 10 0.57 IN 0600 AM 06/29 42.78N/91.10W GARBER 0.46 IN 0715 AM 06/29 42.74N/91.26W ELKADER 0.45 IN 0745 AM 06/29 42.84N/91.40W LITTLEPORT 0.43 IN 0745 AM 06/29 42.75N/91.37W BLOODY RUN CREEK 0.38 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.04N/91.21W ...FAYETTE... FAYETTE 0.62 IN 0700 AM 06/29 42.85N/91.82W OELWEIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 0.47 IN 0655 AM 06/29 42.68N/91.97W ELDORADO 0.45 IN 0745 AM 06/29 43.05N/91.81W 2 S FAYETTE 0.27 IN 0751 AM 06/29 42.80N/91.80W ...FLOYD... CHARLES CITY 0.87 IN 0730 AM 06/29 43.06N/92.67W CHARLES CITY AIRPORT 0.81 IN 0655 AM 06/29 43.07N/92.61W NASHUA 2SW 0.78 IN 0540 AM 06/29 42.94N/92.57W COLWELL 0.68 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.16N/92.59W ...HOWARD... CRESCO 1NE 1.11 IN 0500 AM 06/29 43.39N/92.09W 3 NE RICEVILLE 0.50 IN 0752 AM 06/29 43.40N/92.50W ...MITCHELL... SAINT ANSGAR 0.63 IN 0746 AM 06/29 43.38N/92.92W ...WINNESHIEK... BLUFFTON 1.34 IN 0745 AM 06/29 43.41N/91.90W 4 S SATTRE 1.11 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.34N/91.64W DECORAH 0.65 IN 0745 AM 06/29 43.30N/91.80W ...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA... ...DODGE... DODGE CENTER AIRPORT 0.48 IN 0654 AM 06/29 44.02N/92.83W 2 ESE MANTORVILLE 0.41 IN 0600 AM 06/29 44.05N/92.72W ...FILLMORE... PRESTON 1.35 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.67N/92.07W ISINOURS 1.32 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.71N/92.05W 1 W FILLMORE 0.95 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.74N/92.31W LANESBORO 0.92 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.72N/91.97W LANESBORO SO. FORK ROOT RIVER 0.65 IN 0730 AM 06/29 43.72N/91.98W SPRING VALLEY 3E 0.61 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.68N/92.33W MABEL 0.59 IN 0715 AM 06/29 43.52N/91.76W FILLMORE 0.52 IN 0730 AM 06/29 43.76N/92.27W SPRING VALLEY 0.37 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.69N/92.39W PRESTON FILLMORE COUNTY AIRPOR 0.34 IN 0651 AM 06/29 43.68N/92.18W ...HOUSTON... HOUSTON 0.93 IN 0745 AM 06/29 43.77N/91.57W MOUND PRAIRIE 0.31 IN 0745 AM 06/29 43.78N/91.45W ...MOWER... TURTLE CREEK 0.68 IN 0730 AM 06/29 43.65N/92.98W 1 NNE VARCO 0.62 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.64N/92.97W DOBBINS CREEK 0.56 IN 0730 AM 06/29 43.67N/92.95W AUSTIN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 0.52 IN 0657 AM 06/29 43.66N/92.93W LANSING 0.48 IN 0730 AM 06/29 43.75N/92.95W ...OLMSTED... 2 ENE ROCHESTER 0.70 IN 0730 AM 06/29 44.03N/92.42W 1 SSE STEWARTVILLE 0.70 IN 0802 AM 06/29 43.84N/92.48W ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPOR 0.67 IN 0654 AM 06/29 43.91N/92.50W 3 NE ROCHESTER 0.65 IN 0805 AM 06/29 44.05N/92.45W 2 NE ROCHESTER 0.65 IN 0600 AM 06/29 44.04N/92.44W BELTLINE-BEAR CREEK 0.63 IN 0730 AM 06/29 44.01N/92.45W ROCHESTER 3W 0.60 IN 0730 AM 06/29 44.02N/92.53W PINE ISLAND 1S 0.60 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.19N/92.65W 1 WSW ROCHESTER 0.60 IN 0744 AM 06/29 44.01N/92.49W 4 ESE DOUGLAS 0.60 IN 0753 AM 06/29 44.09N/92.49W 3 ESE DOUGLAS 0.58 IN 0805 AM 06/29 44.08N/92.51W OXBOW PARK ALERT GAGE 0.55 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.09N/92.64W CASCADE CREEK 0.55 IN 0730 AM 06/29 44.03N/92.47W BYRON 4 NORTH 0.51 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.09N/92.64W ROCHESTER BELTLINE 0.49 IN 0730 AM 06/29 44.01N/92.47W ELGIN 2SSW 0.43 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.10N/92.27W ORONOCO 1W 0.37 IN 0730 AM 06/29 44.17N/92.55W ORONOCO 0.35 IN 0730 AM 06/29 44.16N/92.54W ...WABASHA... WABASHA 1.01 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.38N/92.05W 1 E LAKE CITY 0.65 IN 0758 AM 06/29 44.45N/92.27W ZUMBRO RIVER 0.53 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.32N/92.00W 1 NE BEAR VALLEY 0.41 IN 0753 AM 06/29 44.32N/92.44W THEILMAN 1SSW 0.40 IN 0730 AM 06/29 44.28N/92.19W MAZEPPA 3ESE 0.35 IN 0730 AM 06/29 44.26N/92.49W ...WINONA... MINNESOTA CITY DAM 5 1.42 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.16N/91.81W LA CRESCENT DAM 7 0.88 IN 0600 AM 06/29 43.87N/91.31W WHITEWATER RIVER NEAR BEAVER 0.68 IN 0745 AM 06/29 44.15N/92.00W DAKOTA 0.66 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.91N/91.36W WINONA DAM 5A 0.65 IN 0600 AM 06/29 44.09N/91.67W WINONA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 0.56 IN 0655 AM 06/29 44.08N/91.71W TREMPEALEAU DAM 6 0.52 IN 0600 AM 06/29 44.00N/91.44W ...SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL WISCONSIN... ...ADAMS... FRIENDSHIP 0.37 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.98N/89.83W ...BUFFALO... ALMA DAM 4 2.13 IN 0600 AM 06/29 44.33N/91.92W ...CLARK... OWEN 2N 0.22 IN 0800 AM 06/29 44.98N/90.55W NEILLSVILLE 1W 0.19 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.56N/90.61W ...CRAWFORD... STEUBEN 0.92 IN 0745 AM 06/29 43.18N/90.86W LYNXVILLE DAM 9 0.72 IN 0600 AM 06/29 43.21N/91.10W GAYS MILLS 0.63 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.32N/90.85W DE SOTO 0.52 IN 0801 AM 06/29 43.42N/91.19W PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AIRPORT 0.39 IN 0655 AM 06/29 43.02N/91.12W ...GRANT... GRANT RIVER 1.20 IN 0700 AM 06/29 42.72N/90.82W 1 ENE BOSCOBEL 0.65 IN 0803 AM 06/29 43.15N/90.68W BOSCOBEL AIRPORT 0.64 IN 0653 AM 06/29 43.16N/90.67W MUSCODA 0.41 IN 0745 AM 06/29 43.20N/90.44W CUBA CITY 0.36 IN 0800 AM 06/29 42.60N/90.43W PLATTEVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 0.27 IN 0655 AM 06/29 42.69N/90.44W ...JACKSON... MATHER 3NW 0.35 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.17N/90.35W HATFIELD DAM 0.25 IN 0745 AM 06/29 44.41N/90.73W 1 E BLACK RIVER FALLS 0.09 IN 0715 AM 06/29 44.30N/90.83W BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA AIRPORT 0.08 IN 0655 AM 06/29 44.25N/90.86W ...JUNEAU... MAUSTON 0.46 IN 0802 AM 06/29 43.80N/90.07W NECEDAH 0.37 IN 0748 AM 06/29 44.03N/90.08W 1 WNW DELLWOOD 0.27 IN 0630 AM 06/29 43.99N/89.99W VOLK FIELD AIRPORT 0.22 IN 0658 AM 06/29 43.94N/90.25W ...LA CROSSE... LA CROSSE RIVERSIDE PARK 2.00 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.81N/91.26W WFO LA CROSSE 1.69 IN 0600 AM 06/29 43.82N/91.19W FREY 1.67 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.75N/91.18W ONALASKA 1.07 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.91N/91.23W LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT 0.95 IN 0653 AM 06/29 43.88N/91.26W 2 SW LA CROSSE 0.83 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.80N/91.26W 2 NW ONALASKA 0.81 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.90N/91.24W FOUR CORNERS 0.19 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.07N/90.92W 1 SW LA CROSSE 0.03 IN 0738 AM 06/29 43.81N/91.25W ...MONROE... SPARTA/FORT MC COY AIRPORT 0.49 IN 0655 AM 06/29 43.96N/90.74W TUNNEL CITY 0.42 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.01N/90.57W SPARTA 0.34 IN 0800 AM 06/29 43.94N/90.82W 3 SE KIRBY 0.27 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.06N/90.50W 2 ESE MELVINA 0.17 IN 0730 AM 06/29 43.79N/90.75W ...RICHLAND... RICHLAND CENTER 4N 0.65 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.40N/90.39W ...TAYLOR... JUMP RIVER 1 NW 0.33 IN 0700 AM 06/29 45.36N/90.80W MEDFORD TAYLOR COUNTY AIRPORT 0.17 IN 0655 AM 06/29 45.10N/90.30W 3 NE LUBLIN 0.07 IN 0714 AM 06/29 45.11N/90.69W ...TREMPEALEAU... OSSEO 0.95 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.58N/91.22W GALESVILLE 2WSW 0.70 IN 0700 AM 06/29 44.07N/91.39W ...VERNON... STODDARD 1.52 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.66N/91.22W GENOA DAM 8 1.30 IN 0600 AM 06/29 43.57N/91.23W VIROQUA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 0.54 IN 0655 AM 06/29 43.58N/90.90W VIROQUA 0.53 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.55N/90.87W HILLSBORO WSW 0.48 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.65N/90.35W ONTARIO 3E 0.48 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.72N/90.53W READSTOWN 0.47 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.45N/90.76W LA FARGE 0.45 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.57N/90.64W WESTBY 3ENE 0.40 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.67N/90.81W ONTARIO 0.34 IN 0700 AM 06/29 43.72N/90.59W 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              
LA CROSSE REGIONAL AIRPORT     49 MPH    0852 PM 06/28   43.88N/91.26W        
1 SW MOUNT STERLING            48 MPH    0808 PM 06/28   43.31N/90.94W        
ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPOR 47 MPH    0626 PM 06/28   43.91N/92.50W        
VIROQUA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      45 MPH    0835 PM 06/28   43.58N/90.90W        
DODGE CENTER AIRPORT           44 MPH    0553 PM 06/28   44.02N/92.83W        
BOSCOBEL AIRPORT               40 MPH    0755 PM 06/28   43.16N/90.67W        
4 E NORDNESS                   40 MPH    0755 PM 06/28   43.25N/91.70W        
2 ESE CANTON                   39 MPH    0740 PM 06/28   43.51N/91.88W        
VOLK FIELD AIRPORT             38 MPH    1049 PM 06/28   43.94N/90.25W        
CHARLES CITY AIRPORT           35 MPH    0615 PM 06/28   43.07N/92.61W        
1 ENE DEXTER                   34 MPH    0605 PM 06/28   43.73N/92.68W        
WFO LA CROSSE                  32 MPH    0605 PM 06/28   43.82N/91.19W        
1 E MAUSTON                    31 MPH    1104 PM 06/28   43.80N/90.06W        
PLATTEVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT  31 MPH    0655 PM 06/28   42.69N/90.44W        
BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA AIRPORT 30 MPH    0935 PM 06/28   44.25N/90.86W       
OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.