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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 8.63 Miles
-- Width 3520 Yards
State WISCONSIN
County/Area COLUMBIA
WFO MKX
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-06-07 13:32:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1ENE PARDEEVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 43.53/-89.26
End Date 2008-06-07 13:50:00.0 CST-6
End Location 4S CAMBRIA
End Lat/Lon 43.5/-89.1
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 6/0
Property Damage 2.50M
Crop Damage 500.00K
Episode Narrative A slow-moving surface boundary, nearly parallel with the mid-level flow affected southern Wisconsin during the period of June 7th through June 9th. A strengthening low-level jet and strong moisture advection produced several rounds of thunderstorms during the period in the vicinity of this boundary. The atmosphere was very moist with precipitable water values around 2 inches. Low to mid-level wind flow supported training of flood-producing thunderstorms. There was sufficient vertical wind shear to allow for supercell development that resulted in 10 tornadoes spinning up in south-central and southeast Wisconsin on June 7th. A weak cool front pushed through southern Wisconsin late on the 8th/early on the 9th, finally ending the heavy rainfall.
During the evening of June 7th, several roads near STH 89 south of Columbus were washed out. STH 16 east of Columbus closed on June 8th due to high waters. A state-of-emergency was declared in Milwaukee County the evening of June 7th due to widespread flash flooding, and Milwaukee Mitchell Field was close for several hours due to high water levels.
Event Narrative This tornado was extremely wide since the thunderstorm cloud base was very low and the meso-cyclone that is usually aloft was well-formed all the way to the ground. Within a broad 1 to 2 mile wide area of EF0 to EF1 damage, there were several small swaths of EF2 damage due to multiple votices. The accompanying graphic shows this effect. With respect to residential homes this tornado resulted in very minor damage to 150, minor damage to 30, major damage to 10, and 2 were destroyed (total residential damage of $2 million). With respect to agricultural buildings ($500K in total damage), this tornado resulted in minor damage to 20, and major damage to 2 buildings (inlcuding silos). Tens of thousands of trees were uprooted or chewed-up, and many power-lines and power-poles were either toppled or damaged. About 4000 to 6000 trees on a tree farm were destroyed at a location about 3 miles east-southeast of Pardeeville. This tree-farm loss was treated as a crop loss. Additionally, some corn and soybean crops were damaged. This tornado started just southeast of the intersection of CTH P and Pardeeville Road, and moved southeastward for about 4 miles and then traveled east-southeast to end just northeast of the western intersection of STH 146 and CTH A. The specific starting point and ending point lat/long numbers were 43.53333/-89.26306 and 43.49556/-89.09878, respectively. Additional mid-point pairs of number include: 43.51603/-8922394, 43.50728/-89.20151, and 43.50208/-89.17679. DI#24 (ELT), DOD4. The wind speeds were estimated at about 120 mph. Average path length was about 1760 yards (1 mile).


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 7 20.254M 7.728M
LA VALLE SAUK CO. WI 06/07/2008 12:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WISCONSIN DELLS COLUMBIA CO. WI 06/07/2008 12:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
BRIGGSVILLE MARQUETTE CO. WI 06/07/2008 12:59 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 300.00K 50.00K
ENDEAVOR MARQUETTE CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
PARDEEVILLE COLUMBIA CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 63 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARABOO SAUK CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
PORTAGE COLUMBIA CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
ENDEAVOR MARQUETTE CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 8.750M 2.000M
PORTAGE COLUMBIA CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
PARDEEVILLE COLUMBIA CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:32 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 6 2.500M 500.00K
RIO COLUMBIA CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 1 25.00K 0.00K
DALTON GREEN LAKE CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
BARABOO SAUK CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:45 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIESLAND COLUMBIA CO. WI 06/07/2008 13:50 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DALTON GREEN LAKE CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FALL RIVER COLUMBIA CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOST LAKE DODGE CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:06 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMBRIA COLUMBIA CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:08 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH RANDOLPH DODGE CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:09 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 200.00K 100.00K
RANDOLPH DODGE CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
PLAIN SAUK CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:16 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTAGE GROVE ARPT DANE CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:25 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMBRIA COLUMBIA CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
FT ATKINSON JEFFERSON CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:35 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAPLE BLUFF DANE CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:35 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOKEN CREEK DANE CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:38 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUSSEYVILLE JEFFERSON CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:42 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUN PRAIRIE DANE CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
AZTALAN JEFFERSON CO. WI 06/07/2008 14:49 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ORFORDVILLE ROCK CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA CO ARPT WAUKESHA CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:00 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON CREEK JEFFERSON CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:03 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATERLOO JEFFERSON CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HELENVILLE JEFFERSON CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:11 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA CO ARPT WAUKESHA CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SULLIVAN JEFFERSON CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:18 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELOIT ROCK CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
OCONOMOWOC WAUKESHA CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:25 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILTON ROCK CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:26 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOWNTOWN WAUKESHA WAUKESHA CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:28 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAZOMANIE DANE CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:28 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAYTON GREEN CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EVANSVILLE ROCK CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEBANON DODGE CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.200M 5.000M
WATERTOWN DODGE CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 6.570M 8.00K
BELLEVILLE DANE CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
STOUGHTON DANE CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:40 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 429.00K 0.00K
OREGON DANE CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARTLAND WAUKESHA CO. WI 06/07/2008 15:50 CST-6 Hail 3.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIG BEND WAUKESHA CO. WI 06/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
OCONOMOWOC WAUKESHA CO. WI 06/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
WAUKESHA CO ARPT WAUKESHA CO. WI 06/07/2008 16:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
STOUGHTON DANE CO. WI 06/07/2008 16:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN DEER MILWAUKEE CO. WI 06/07/2008 16:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EAGLE WAUKESHA CO. WI 06/07/2008 16:37 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE CO. WI 06/07/2008 16:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WEST ALLIS MILWAUKEE CO. WI 06/07/2008 17:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA VALLE SAUK CO. WI 06/07/2008 17:59 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK SPGS SAUK CO. WI 06/07/2008 19:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DALTON GREEN LAKE CO. WI 06/07/2008 19:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANDOLPH DODGE CO. WI 06/07/2008 19:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 7 20.254M 7.728M