Present Climate Conditions


Severe Storms and Some Needed Rains: July 10, 2008

A cluster of thunderstorms moved from northwest to southeastern North Dakota during the early morning hours of July 10th. These storms were associated with a cool front from Fargo to Duluth. The storms moved into west central Minnesota just after sunrise and moved to the east and southeast across the state dropping heavy rains, some large hail and damaging winds. The brunt of the storm hit the southern Twin Cities metro area. Water was up to car windows on 98th street at the intersections of Normandale and Hennepin. Golf ball-size hail was reported at Lester Prairie in McLeod County. There were numerous reports of tree damage.

Dakota and Goodhue Counties were hit especially hard. A weak tornado touched down five miles west of Vermillion in Dakota County. The path was six miles long and caused minor damage to houses and sheds. To the south of the tornado track was a two to three mile wide swath of straight line wind damage. A second tornado touched down three miles east of Vasta in Goodhuse County and caused tree damage, along with damage to homes and sheds. Straight line winds also caused damage in Goodhue County.

Despite the severe weather, the rainfall was most welcome for those who have been looking at parched lawns. Unfortunately, the needed rains fell in a relatively narrow band. Some places picked up three-quarters of an inch, while many places received a tenth of an inch or less. The heaviest rain reported was 1.80 inches in 30 minutes at Rosemont. About.90 inches fell at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie. Alexandria had .80 inches, with most of that occurring in one hour. The Twin Cities International Airport saw .77 inches of rain in one hour. The main problem with the street flooding was the intensity of the rainfall, not the total amount. Rainfall rates dropped off rapidly north of the downtowns with Crystal Airport seeing .14 and the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota also measuring .14 inches. More beneficial rainfall fell during the wee hours of the morning of July 11th, dropping around a half an inch across the Twin Cities.

Below are local storm reports courtesy the National Weather Service.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1222 PM CDT FRI JUL 11 2008

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

1110 AM     LIGHTNING        1 SSE MONTICELLO        45.28N 93.79W
07/10/2008                   WRIGHT             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            *** 1 INJ *** TIME IS ESTIMATED. MAN STRUCK AND INJURED
            BY LIGHTING WHILE DOING CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE ROOF OF
            A HOME .5 MILES SOUTH OF I94 AND .5 MILES EAST OF HIGHWAY
            25.

1110 AM     TSTM WND DMG     ELROSA                  45.56N 94.95W
07/10/2008                   STEARNS            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ONE FOUR FOOT DIAMTER TREE FELLED.

1135 AM     HAIL             HOWARD LAKE             45.06N 94.07W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       WRIGHT             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1201 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 W COKATO              45.08N 94.24W
07/10/2008  M60.00 MPH       WRIGHT             MN   MESONET

            60 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT DASSEL COKATO MIDDLE SCHOOL.


1205 PM     TSTM WND DMG     COKATO                  45.08N 94.19W
07/10/2008                   WRIGHT             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREE LIMBS DOWN AND UTILITY LINES DOWN ACROSS
            ROADWAY.

1205 PM     HAIL             COKATO                  45.08N 94.19W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       WRIGHT             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1206 PM     HAIL             WINSTED                 44.97N 94.05W
07/10/2008  M1.25 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1206 PM     HAIL             2 ESE DASSEL            45.07N 94.27W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       MEEKER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1207 PM     HAIL             COKATO                  45.08N 94.19W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       WRIGHT             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ESTIMATED 60 MPH WINDS.

1215 PM     HAIL             WINSTED                 44.97N 94.05W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1215 PM     HEAVY RAIN       BLOOMINGTON             44.83N 93.32W
07/10/2008  E0.00 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WATER UP TO CAR WINDOWS ON 98TH AT INTERSECTIONS OF BOTH
            NORMANDALE AND HENNEPIN.

1219 PM     HAIL             WINSTED                 44.97N 94.05W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1220 PM     HAIL             1 SSW WINSTED           44.96N 94.05W
07/10/2008  M3.00 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1220 PM     HAIL             WINSTED                 44.97N 94.05W
07/10/2008  M1.00 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1224 PM     HAIL             2 SSW MINNETONKA        44.89N 93.52W
07/10/2008  M1.25 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1225 PM     HAIL             NEW GERMANY             44.88N 93.97W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       CARVER             MN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

1225 PM     HAIL             LESTER PRAIRIE          44.88N 94.04W
07/10/2008  M1.75 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POWER LINES AND TREES ALSO FELLED.

1225 PM     HAIL             1 SW LESTER PRAIRIE     44.87N 94.05W
07/10/2008  E0.88 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1226 PM     HAIL             DELANO                  45.04N 93.79W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       WRIGHT             MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            NWS EMPLOYEE ESTIMATED WINDS BETWEEN 55 AND 60 MPH
            BENDING TREES OVER.

1232 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DELANO                  45.04N 93.79W
07/10/2008                   WRIGHT             MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TREE DOWNED ON GARAGE AND PART OF THE HOUSE. DAMAGE
            OCCURRED AT THE HOME OF A RELATIVE OF A FORECASTER FROM
            NWS LACROSSE. TIME ESTIMATED FROM OTHER REPORTS IN THE
            DELANO AREA.

1232 PM     HAIL             WACONIA                 44.85N 93.79W
07/10/2008  M1.00 INCH       CARVER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1232 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DELANO                  45.04N 93.79W
07/10/2008                   WRIGHT             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            THREE TO FOUR INCH BRANCHES SEVERED.

1233 PM     HAIL             WACONIA                 44.85N 93.79W
07/10/2008  M1.00 INCH       CARVER             MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

1235 PM     HAIL             WACONIA                 44.85N 93.79W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       CARVER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1236 PM     HAIL             SHAKOPEE                44.77N 93.48W
07/10/2008  M1.00 INCH       SCOTT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1238 PM     HAIL             3 ENE WACONIA           44.86N 93.74W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       CARVER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1238 PM     HAIL             2 NW WACONIA            44.87N 93.82W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       CARVER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1241 PM     HAIL             4 NW EXCELSIOR          44.97N 93.62W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTED IN STUBBS BAY AREA OF LAKE MINNETONKA.

1242 PM     TSTM WND GST     CHANHASSEN              44.86N 93.56W
07/10/2008  M59.70 MPH       CARVER             MN   STORM CHASER

            MEASURED WITH ANEMOMETER. NICKEL SIZE HAIL ALSO REPORTED.


1243 PM     HAIL             LONG LAKE               44.99N 93.57W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1245 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MINNETONKA              44.91N 93.50W
07/10/2008                   HENNEPIN           MN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            AROUND 6 BRANCHES UP TO 2 FEET IN DIAMETER DOWNED ON
            ROADWAYS IN TOWN. TIME IS ESTIMATED.

1245 PM     HAIL             MINNETONKA              44.91N 93.50W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

1246 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEW TRIER               44.60N 92.93W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   STORM CHASER

            GARAGE, POLE BARN AND FARM OUTBUILDINGS DESTROYED.

1248 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SSW EXCELSIOR         44.88N 93.60W
07/10/2008                   CARVER             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS LARGE BRANCHES DOWNED AT HIGHWAY 7 AND
            MINNEWASHKA PARK.

1248 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 SW JORDAN             44.64N 93.68W
07/10/2008  M70.00 MPH       SCOTT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MEASURED WITH ANEMOMETER.

1248 PM     HAIL             BURNSVILLE              44.76N 93.28W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1250 PM     HAIL             CHASKA                  44.82N 93.61W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       CARVER             MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

1251 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 SSW EDEN PRAIRIE      44.81N 93.47W
07/10/2008  M59.00 MPH       HENNEPIN           MN   ASOS

            59 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT FLYING CLOUD AIRPORT.

1254 PM     HAIL             EDEN PRAIRIE            44.85N 93.46W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            OCCURRED AT PRAIRIE CENTER DRIVE AND HIGHWAY 5.

1254 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WACONIA                 44.85N 93.79W
07/10/2008                   CARVER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGE BARN FELLED. LARGE TREE LIMBS SEVERED.

1254 PM     HAIL             4 E BROOKLYN PARK       45.11N 93.28W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       ANOKA              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1255 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W BURNSVILLE          44.76N 93.34W
07/10/2008                   SCOTT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE ON HOUSE AT LYNN AVE IN SAVAGE. SEVERAL LARGE TREES
            DOWN IN THE NORTHERN PORTION OF SAVAGE.

1255 PM     HAIL             EDEN PRAIRIE            44.85N 93.46W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1255 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N BLOOMINGTON         44.86N 93.32W
07/10/2008                   HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            CONSTRUCTION SCAFFOLDING ON BUILDING TOPPLED AT 494 AND
            XERXES AVE.

1258 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 WSW MARYSTOWN         44.70N 93.59W
07/10/2008                   SCOTT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGE TREE TOPPLED.

1258 PM     HAIL             BURNSVILLE              44.76N 93.28W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1258 PM     HAIL             RICHFIELD               44.88N 93.28W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0100 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NW BURNSVILLE         44.78N 93.30W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PART OF A METAL ROOF OF A BUILDING ON LADY BIRD LN AT
            DUPONT AVE. SEVERAL BRANCHES AND TREES DOWN IN THE AREA
            WEST OF 35W SOUTH OF THE RIVER TOWARD SAVAGE.

0100 PM     HAIL             2 NNE BLOOMINGTON       44.86N 93.29W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0100 PM     HAIL             3 NW BLOOMINGTON        44.86N 93.35W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            OCCURRED AT HIGHWAY 100 AND HENNEPIN CO.

0100 PM     FLASH FLOOD      MINNETONKA              44.91N 93.50W
07/10/2008                   HENNEPIN           MN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            MINOR WASHOUTS ON COUNTY 101 AND 61 AND SOME OTHER
            SMALLER ROADS IN TOWN. MINOR PAVEMENT COLLAPSE ON
            CLEARWATER DRIVE. TIME IS ESTIMATED.

0102 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 NE BURNSVILLE         44.80N 93.23W
07/10/2008  M64.00 MPH       DAKOTA             MN   MESONET

            64 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT JOHN METCALF JUNIOR HIGH
            SCHOOL.

0102 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N BURNSVILLE          44.83N 93.28W
07/10/2008                   HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL TREES TOPPLED, SMALLEST SIX INCHES IN DIAMETER.
            OCCURRED AT 98TH AND OLD SHAKOPEE RD, THROUGH 91ST.

0103 PM     HAIL             1 SE PRIOR LAKE         44.72N 93.42W
07/10/2008  M1.00 INCH       SCOTT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0103 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SE BURNSVILLE         44.73N 93.22W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FOUR LARGE TREES TOPPLED. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0105 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MENDOTA HEIGHTS         44.88N 93.14W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MEDIUM SIZED TREE BRANCHES DOWNED. LAWN FURNITURE PICKED
            UP AND MOVED.

0105 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 SE BURNSVILLE         44.74N 93.23W
07/10/2008  M59.00 MPH       DAKOTA             MN   MESONET

            59 MPH WIND GUST RECORDED AT APPLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.

0105 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SSE BURNSVILLE        44.70N 93.23W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MORE THAN 20 TREES DOWN IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA OF
            LAKEVILLE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHVIEW AND CO RD 46.
            TREES UP TO 1 FT DIAMETER. PRIVACY FENCES ALSO BLOWN
            DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED ON RADAR.

0105 PM     TSTM WND DMG     APPLE VALLEY            44.75N 93.20W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TIME ESTIMATED. TREE SNAPPED IN HALF AT CORNER OF 147TH
            AND CO RD 42 ALONG WITH SEVERAL BRANCHES. 2 TREES SNAPPED
            BEHIND FIRE STATION 1. ONE TREE DOWN .5 MILES W OF COUNTY
            RD 23.

0107 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WACONIA                 44.85N 93.79W
07/10/2008                   CARVER             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            THREE TO FOUR INCH BRANCHES DOWNED.

0108 PM     TSTM WND GST     6 SSE EAGAN             44.74N 93.13W
07/10/2008  M68.00 MPH       DAKOTA             MN   MESONET

            68 MPH WIND GUST RECORDED AT ROSEMOUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.


0110 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SE ROSEMOUNT          44.72N 93.03W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            35 FT PINE TREE UPROOTED AT HWY 52 AT COATES. TIME
            ESTIMATED BY RADAR. CORRECTED COUNTY TO DAKOTA FROM
            SIBLEY.

0110 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BLOOMINGTON             44.83N 93.32W
07/10/2008                   HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            EIGHT TO 12 INCH TREES DOWN NEAR NORMANDALE BLVD AND MN.
            RIVER.

0110 PM     HAIL             PRIOR LAKE              44.73N 93.43W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       SCOTT              MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0110 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BLOOMINGTON             44.83N 93.32W
07/10/2008                   HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TWO AND ONE HALF FOOT TREES TOPPLED. OCCURRED AT 494 AND
            XERXES AVE.

0111 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E VERMILLION          44.67N 92.92W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            300 FOOT LONG FIELD IRRIGATOR BLOWN OVER AT INTERSECTION
            OF CO RD 47 AND CO RD 62. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0112 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SW VERMILLION         44.66N 92.98W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            2-3 FOOT WIDE TREE BLOWN DOWN ON CO RD 47. TIME ESTIMATED
            BY RADAR.

0113 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 S VERMILLION          44.65N 92.96W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POWER LINES DOWN ALONG CO RD 47 AT CO RD 85. TIME
            ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0115 PM     TORNADO          5 W VERMILLION          44.67N 93.07W
07/10/2008  F0               DAKOTA             MN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF0 TORNADO DETERMINED TO HAVE OCCURRED AS A RESULT OF AN
            NWS DAMAGE SURVEY. THE 6 MILE LONG PATH BEGAN 5 MILES
            WEST OF VERMILLION AND ENDED 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF
            HAMPTON. OCCASIONAL BROKEN TREES WERE NOTED ALONG THE
            PATH WITH MINOR DAMAGE TO HOUSES AND SHEDS. TO THE SOUTH
            OF THE TRACK...A 2 TO 3 MILE WIDE SWATH OF STRAIGHT LINE
            WIND DAMAGE EXTENDED FROM 6 MILES WEST OF VERMILLION TO
            MIESVILLE.

0115 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 WSW VERMILLION        44.66N 93.02W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TRACTOR TRAILER FLIPPED ONTO ITS TOP ON RIGHT SIDE OF
            ROAD ALONG NORTHBOUND HWY 52 BETWEEN COATES AND HAMPTON.
            CORNFIELDS FLATTENED IN VICINITY. TIME ESTIMATED BY
            RADAR.

0115 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HAMPTON                 44.61N 93.00W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL 2 FOOT DIAMETER TREES TOPPLED BETWEEN VERMILLION
            AND HAMPTON TO INCLUDE THE CITY OF HAMPTON. A FEW HOMES
            IN HAMPTON HAD TREES FELLED UPON THEM. TIME BASED ON
            RADAR SIGNATURE.

0115 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HAMPTON                 44.61N 93.00W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS LARGE TREES DOWN IN CITY OF HAMPTON. 2-3 MILES
            EAST OF HAMPTON ALONG HWY 50 SEVERAL LARGE TREES DOWN ON
            ROAD AND POWER LINES AND CAR ALSO EITHER DRIVEN OFF ROAD
            OR BLOWN OFF ROAD INTO FARM FIELD IN SAME AREA. TIME
            ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR.

0120 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEW TRIER               44.60N 92.93W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            METAL SHED BLOWN APART AND PIECES OF SHED WRAPPED AROUND
            TREES. GARAGE OF HOME PARTIALLY COLLAPSED. 2-3 FT TREE
            UPROOTED. DAMAGE AT HOGAN AVE. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0122 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 ESE LAKEVILLE         44.65N 93.15W
07/10/2008  M63.00 MPH       DAKOTA             MN   MESONET

            63 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT FARMINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
            WEST.

0125 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MIESVILLE               44.60N 92.81W
07/10/2008                   DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN NEARLY BLOCKING HIGHWAY 50. TIME
            ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0125 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SSE NORTHFIELD        44.44N 93.16W
07/10/2008                   RICE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            6 INCH DIAMETER TREE LIMB DOWNED NEAR ARCHIBALD LN.

0130 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GOODHUE                 44.40N 92.62W
07/10/2008                   GOODHUE            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DAMAGE SWATH NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ACROSS VASA,
            FEATHERSTONE, GOODHUE AND BELVIDERE COUNTIES. DAMAGE
            INCLUDED ROAD WASHED OUT, HOUSES AND BARNS DESTROYED, AND
            A SUBSTATION DAMAGED. A SEMI-TRUCK WAS HURLED ON ITS SIDE
            1 MILE SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 58 ON COUNTY ROAD 4. TIME OF
            OCCURRENCE OF DAMAGE FROM 1830-1849L. TIME ASSESSED FROM
            RADAR.

0130 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SSW WELCH             44.50N 92.72W
07/10/2008                   GOODHUE            MN   PUBLIC

            TREES DOWNED AT VASA. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0135 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 SW WELCH              44.51N 92.76W
07/10/2008                   GOODHUE            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES BLOCKING ROAD AT HIGHWY 19 AND 135TH ST. TIME
            ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0140 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 N GOODHUE             44.47N 92.62W
07/10/2008                   GOODHUE            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            BARN AND TWO TURKEY BARNS DETROYED NEAR INTERSECTION OF
            COUNTY ROAD 1 AND 6. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0140 PM     TORNADO          6 SSE WELCH             44.48N 92.64W
07/10/2008  F0               GOODHUE            MN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF0 TORNADO DETERMINED TO HAVE OCCURRED BY AN NWS SURVEY
            TEAM. THE 1 MILE LONG PATH BEGAN 3 MILES EAST OF THE
            COMMUNITY OF VASA AND ENDED 4 MILES EAST OF VASA.
            SCATTERED TREES WERE DOWNED...AS WELL AS MINOR HOUSE AND
            SHED DAMAGE. THE TORNADO DAMAGE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY
            WIDESPREAD STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE...INCLUDING DAMAGE
            TO SHEDS...TREES...AND ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOME. THE
            STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE COULD HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY WIND
            SPEEDS OF 75 MPH OR GREATER.

0140 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 ENE GOODHUE           44.41N 92.59W
07/10/2008                   GOODHUE            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MORE THAN 30 TREES HAVE DOWNED LIMBS UP TO 2 FEET IN
            DIAMETER. ROOF OFF OUTBUILDING USED TO HOUSE CHICKEN AND
            SHEEP. 50 FT FLAGPOLE CEMENTED INTO GROUND BENT DOWN TO
            GROUND. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0140 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NW BELLECHESTER       44.41N 92.55W
07/10/2008                   GOODHUE            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            30 FT TALL 50 FT WIDE PIPE AND CANVAS CATTLE HOUSE BARN
            DOWNED AT 240TH AVE AND 370TH ST ALONG WITH A LARGE TREE
            BRANCH DOWNED ON CAR. NEARBY A WOODEN HAY BARN WAS
            DESTROYED AND AN OLD POLE SHED OPEN TO THE NORTH LOST ITS
            ROOF. 4 TREES ALSO SNAPPED NEAR CHURCH AND SCHOOL ALONG
            CO RD 4 BLVD. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0145 PM     TSTM WND DMG     7 SW RED WING           44.51N 92.70W
07/10/2008                   GOODHUE            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LOCATIONS ALL A FEW MILES SOUTH AND WEST OF HAY CREEK.
            INTERSECTION OF HWY 58 AND CO RD 4 TREES DOWN. CO RD 1
            AND CO RD 53 POWER LINES DOWN. TREES DOWN AT CO RD 6 AND
            CO RD 1. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0145 PM     HAIL             5 SE RED WING           44.53N 92.52W
07/10/2008  M0.88 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKEL SIZED HAIL COVERED THE GROUND AT RED WING HIGH
            SCHOOL.

0147 PM     HAIL             RED WING                44.58N 92.60W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0151 PM     HAIL             RED WING                44.58N 92.60W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

0151 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NORTHFIELD              44.45N 93.17W
07/10/2008                   RICE               MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TWO AND ONE HALF FOOT TREE FELLED.

0157 PM     HAIL             2 N NERSTRAND           44.37N 93.06W
07/10/2008  E0.88 INCH       RICE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0208 PM     HAIL             COLD SPRING             45.46N 94.43W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       STEARNS            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0220 PM     HAIL             1 S STOCKHOLM           44.46N 92.26W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL OCCURRED IN LAKE CITY ON HIGHWAY 61.

0221 PM     HAIL             3 S MENOMONIE           44.84N 91.91W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       DUNN               WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            OCCURRED IN THE CITY OF DOWNSVILLE.

0644 PM     HAIL             5 SSW AMERY             45.23N 92.39W
07/10/2008  M1.75 INCH       POLK               WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0718 PM     HAIL             7 SE RIDGELAND          45.13N 91.80W
07/10/2008  M1.25 INCH       DUNN               WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTERS TO HALF DOLLARS.

0720 PM     HAIL             3 SSW SAND CREEK        45.13N 91.71W
07/10/2008  E1.00 INCH       DUNN               WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0750 PM     HAIL             JIM FALLS               45.05N 91.27W
07/10/2008  M0.75 INCH       CHIPPEWA           WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

1220 AM     HAIL             HOLLOWAY                45.25N 95.91W
07/11/2008  M0.75 INCH       SWIFT              MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1220 AM     HAIL             DANVERS                 45.28N 95.75W
07/11/2008  M0.75 INCH       SWIFT              MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1234 AM     TSTM WND GST     MADISON                 45.01N 96.19W
07/11/2008  M58.00 MPH       LAC QUI PARLE      MN   AWOS

0128 AM     HAIL             7 N HILLMAN             46.11N 93.89W
07/11/2008  M1.00 INCH       MORRISON           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0413 AM     HAIL             1 W BRUCE               45.46N 91.29W
07/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       RUSK               WI   PUBLIC


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
130 PM CDT FRI JUL 11 2008

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

0157 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W OAK CENTER          44.35N 92.46W
07/10/2008                   WABASHA            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES BLOWN DOWN IN BELLCHESTER.

0203 PM     HAIL             LAKE CITY               44.45N 92.28W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       WABASHA            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0208 PM     HAIL             ZUMBRO FALLS            44.29N 92.43W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       WABASHA            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0210 PM     HAIL             LAKE CITY               44.45N 92.28W
07/10/2008  M2.00 INCH       WABASHA            MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            2.25 HAIL FROM COOP OBSERVER IN LAKE CITY

0219 PM     HAIL             3 SE LAKE CITY          44.42N 92.24W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       WABASHA            MN   PUBLIC

            STRONG WINDS ALSO REPORTED.

0225 PM     HAIL             2 E ORONOCO             44.16N 92.50W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       OLMSTED            MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0226 PM     TSTM WND GST     KELLOGG                 44.31N 92.00W
07/10/2008  E60.00 MPH       WABASHA            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ALONG WITH HAIL UP TO DIME SIZE.

0234 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 E POTSDAM             44.16N 92.33W
07/10/2008  E59.00 MPH       OLMSTED            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

0241 PM     TSTM WND GST     MONDOVI                 44.57N 91.67W
07/10/2008  E60.00 MPH       BUFFALO            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0245 PM     HAIL             BYRON                   44.03N 92.65W
07/10/2008  E1.00 INCH       OLMSTED            MN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            30 TO 35 MPH WIND GUSTS WITH QUARTER SIZED HAIL.

0246 PM     TSTM WND GST     GOODVIEW                44.07N 91.71W
07/10/2008  E60.00 MPH       WINONA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0247 PM     HAIL             4 ENE ROCHESTER         44.04N 92.40W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       OLMSTED            MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0248 PM     HAIL             2 NW EYOTA              44.01N 92.26W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       OLMSTED            MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0248 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WINONA                  44.05N 91.66W
07/10/2008                   WINONA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            TREES DOWN IN THE CITY

0249 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 E WINONA              44.05N 91.64W
07/10/2008  E60.00 MPH       WINONA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            EAST END OF TOWN.

0250 PM     HAIL             WINONA                  44.05N 91.66W
07/10/2008  E0.88 INCH       WINONA             MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            IN ADDITION TO 53 MPH WIND GUSTS AT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
            CENTER IN TOWN.

0251 PM     TSTM WND GST     BYRON                   44.03N 92.65W
07/10/2008  M52.00 MPH       OLMSTED            MN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0253 PM     HAIL             4 NE FOUNTAIN CITY      44.16N 91.64W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       BUFFALO            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0257 PM     TSTM WND GST     BUFFALO                 44.22N 91.87W
07/10/2008  E70.00 MPH       WABASHA            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TWO DISTINCT WAVES. SECOND WAVE 70 TO 75 MPH. TREE DAMAGE
            OCCURING.

0304 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 NW TREMPEALEAU        44.03N 91.46W
07/10/2008  E60.00 MPH       TREMPEALEAU        WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ESTIMATED AT PEROT STATE PARK WITH LOTS OF LARGER LIMBS
            DOWN.

0307 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 W ARCADIA             44.25N 91.51W
07/10/2008  E70.00 MPH       TREMPEALEAU        WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0309 PM     HAIL             3 SE ROCHESTER          43.98N 92.43W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       OLMSTED            MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0312 PM     TSTM WND GST     INDEPENDENCE            44.36N 91.42W
07/10/2008  E60.00 MPH       TREMPEALEAU        WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0318 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LA CRESCENT             43.83N 91.30W
07/10/2008                   HOUSTON            MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LARGE TREES DOWN.

0318 PM     TSTM WND GST     LA CROSSE               43.83N 91.23W
07/10/2008  M58.00 MPH       LA CROSSE          WI   ASOS

0319 PM     HAIL             HOLMEN                  43.96N 91.26W
07/10/2008  E0.88 INCH       LA CROSSE          WI   AMATEUR RADIO

0320 PM     HAIL             STEWARTVILLE            43.86N 92.49W
07/10/2008  E1.00 INCH       OLMSTED            MN   PUBLIC

0320 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 N GALESVILLE          44.11N 91.36W
07/10/2008  E62.00 MPH       TREMPEALEAU        WI   AMATEUR RADIO

0320 PM     HAIL             ONALASKA                43.89N 91.22W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       LA CROSSE          WI   PUBLIC

            ONALASKA HIGH SCHOOL

0323 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 E LA CROSSE           43.83N 91.15W
07/10/2008  E45.00 MPH       LA CROSSE          WI   NWS EMPLOYEE

            AT NWS LA CROSSE.

0327 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NNE STODDARD          43.71N 91.19W
07/10/2008                   VERNON             WI   NWS EMPLOYEE

            NUMEROUS LARGE BRANCHES DOWN.

0336 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 S ROCKLAND            43.89N 90.92W
07/10/2008  E55.00 MPH       LA CROSSE          WI   PUBLIC

0344 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 S SPARTA              43.91N 90.81W
07/10/2008  E55.00 MPH       MONROE             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTED AT EXIT 25 ALONG INTERSTATE 90.

0345 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 ENE WESTBY            43.67N 90.80W
07/10/2008                   VERNON             WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

            E58 MPH WIND GUST-SIDING BLOWN OFF HOME

0346 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N CATARACT            44.11N 90.83W
07/10/2008                   MONROE             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN.

0348 PM     HAIL             NEWRY                   43.71N 90.82W
07/10/2008  E0.25 INCH       VERNON             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

            WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH AS WELL.

0350 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 ENE WESTBY            43.67N 90.80W
07/10/2008  E58.00 MPH       VERNON             WI   PUBLIC

            SIDING BLOWN OFF BUILDING ALONG WITH LARGE TREE LIMBS
            DOWN. CORRECTED LOCATION FROM WEST ALBANY IN WABASHA
            COUNTY TO WESTBY IN VERNON COUNTY.

0354 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 N SPARTA              43.96N 90.81W
07/10/2008  E50.00 MPH       MONROE             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ALSO PEA SIZED HAIL.

0357 PM     TSTM WND DMG     VIROQUA                 43.56N 90.89W
07/10/2008                   VERNON             WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER LINES KNOCKED DOWN.

0358 PM     TSTM WND GST     8 W TOMAH               43.99N 90.66W
07/10/2008  E60.00 MPH       MONROE             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AT CAMP GROUND NEAR FORT MCCOY.

0408 PM     TSTM WND GST     TUNNEL CITY             44.00N 90.57W
07/10/2008  E65.00 MPH       MONROE             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0409 PM     TSTM WND GST     WARRENS                 44.13N 90.50W
07/10/2008  E70.00 MPH       MONROE             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0420 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 N TOMAH               44.02N 90.50W
07/10/2008  E60.00 MPH       MONROE             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0427 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 W ITHACA              43.35N 90.36W
07/10/2008                   RICHLAND           WI   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LARGE TREES DOWN ON HUSTLERS RIDGE

0432 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEW LISBON              43.88N 90.16W
07/10/2008                   JUNEAU             WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0446 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ARKDALE                 44.03N 89.88W
07/10/2008                   ADAMS              WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0504 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SE ADAMS              43.90N 89.75W
07/10/2008                   ADAMS              WI   AMATEUR RADIO

0635 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 N POTOSI              42.73N 90.71W
07/10/2008                   GRANT              WI   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREE DOWN

0658 PM     HAIL             EDGEWOOD                42.64N 91.40W
07/10/2008  E1.00 INCH       CLAYTON            IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0719 PM     HEAVY RAIN       ROCKVILLE               42.73N 90.68W
07/10/2008  M3.05 INCH       GRANT              WI   MESONET

            FELL IN ONE HOUR

0800 PM     FLASH FLOOD      2 N POTOSI              42.72N 90.71W
07/10/2008                   GRANT              WI   EMERGENCY MNGR

            EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS HWY 61 CLOSED BETWEEN POTOSI
            AND LONE ELM TREE RD ABOUT 3N OF POTOSI DUE TO HIGHWAY
            SHOULDER WASHOUTS. SOME HOMES EVACUATED IN POTOSI.
            SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED AND FLOODED BASEMENTS ALONG COUNTY
            ROADS O AND B...AS WELL AS BRITTISH HOLLOW AND HIPPIE
            HOLLOW ROADS.

0840 PM     HAIL             3 S OSTERDOCK           42.69N 91.16W
07/10/2008  E1.75 INCH       CLAYTON            IA   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0930 PM     HAIL             OSSEO                   44.58N 91.22W
07/10/2008  E1.00 INCH       TREMPEALEAU        WI   PUBLIC

            MEDIA RELAYED VIEWER REPORT OF QUARTER SIZE HAIL ALONG
            I-94 NEAR OSSEO

1015 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S SHENNINGTON         44.02N 90.31W
07/10/2008                   MONROE             WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE DOWN ACROSS FUNNEL ROAD NEAR FRONTIER AVE

1024 PM     HAIL             STRUM                   44.55N 91.39W
07/10/2008  E0.88 INCH       TREMPEALEAU        WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1026 PM     HAIL             STRUM                   44.55N 91.39W
07/10/2008  E1.00 INCH       TREMPEALEAU        WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SOUTH SIDE OF STRUM

1027 PM     HAIL             6 NW NEW LISBON         43.94N 90.25W
07/10/2008  E1.00 INCH       JUNEAU             WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            CAMP DOUGLAS

1030 PM     HAIL             5 S WARRENS             44.06N 90.50W
07/10/2008  E1.00 INCH       MONROE             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

1031 PM     HAIL             TOMAH                   43.99N 90.50W
07/10/2008  E1.00 INCH       MONROE             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

1035 PM     HAIL             2 NW NEW LISBON         43.90N 90.19W
07/10/2008  E0.88 INCH       JUNEAU             WI   PUBLIC

1035 PM     HAIL             1 NE NEW LISBON         43.89N 90.15W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       JUNEAU             WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

1043 PM     HAIL             7 W MAUSTON             43.80N 90.22W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       JUNEAU             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

1051 PM     HAIL             5 ENE SPARTA            43.97N 90.72W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       MONROE             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

            FORT MC COY

1052 PM     HAIL             10 SE MAUSTON           43.70N 89.94W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       JUNEAU             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

            I94E FROM MILE MARKERS 73-76 NEAR LYNDON STATION

1107 PM     HAIL             1 S TUNNEL CITY         43.99N 90.57W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       MONROE             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

1114 PM     HAIL             TOMAH                   43.99N 90.50W
07/10/2008  E0.75 INCH       MONROE             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

            NORTH SIDE OF TOMAH

1115 PM     HAIL             3 W TOMAH               43.99N 90.56W
07/10/2008  E1.00 INCH       MONROE             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

            AT INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 16 COUNTY M

1142 PM     FLOOD            TOMAH                   43.99N 90.50W
07/10/2008                   MONROE             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

            STREET FLOODING IN THE CITY OF TOMAH.

0125 AM     HAIL             MERRILLAN               44.45N 90.84W
07/11/2008  E0.50 INCH       JACKSON            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0145 AM     HAIL             HATFIELD                44.42N 90.73W
07/11/2008  E1.00 INCH       JACKSON            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            REPORTED AT RUSSELL MEMORIAL PARK ON LAKE ARBUTUS

0210 AM     HAIL             4 NE NEILLSVILLE        44.60N 90.53W
07/11/2008  E0.75 INCH       CLARK              WI   CO-OP OBSERVER

0300 AM     FLOOD            3 N TOMAH               44.03N 90.50W
07/11/2008                   MONROE             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

            MUD CREEK. WATER WAS UP TO BRIDGE AT 7 AM REPORT AND
            BELIEVED TO BE OVER THE BRIDGE UDRING THE NIGHT. TIME
            ESTIMATED.

0515 AM     HAIL             ALMA                    44.33N 91.92W
07/11/2008  E0.88 INCH       BUFFALO            WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NICKEL SIZED HAIL COVERED GROUND IN ALMA

0617 AM     FLOOD            3 W TOMAH               43.99N 90.56W
07/11/2008                   MONROE             WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WATERING COVERING COUNTY M IS SEVERAL SPOTS WEST OF TOMAH
            FROM THE RAIN THURSDAY NIGHT.

0623 AM     FLOOD            1 S VOLK FIELD          43.92N 90.27W
07/11/2008                   JUNEAU             WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WATER OVER COUNTY H FROM THE RAIN THURSDAY NIGHT. THE
            ROAD IS BEING BLOCKED OFF.

0745 AM     FLOOD            TOMAH                   43.99N 90.50W
07/11/2008                   MONROE             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

            FLOODING REPORTED OVER WILLIAMS STREET IN TOMAH.

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