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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.23 Miles
-- Width 10 Yards
State WISCONSIN
County/Area PIERCE
WFO MPX
Begin Date 08/19/2009 13:57:00 CST-6
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location ESDAILE
Begin Lat/Lon 44.68/-92.42
End Date 08/19/2009 13:58:00 CST-6
End Range 4
End Azimuth N
End Location ESDAILE
End Lat/Lon 44.68/-92.42
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 10.00K
Episode Narrative During the afternoon of August 19th, a large area of generally moderate to heavy showers occurred across most of south central, east central Minnesota, and into west central Wisconsin. The area had very few lightning strikes, and most of the shower activity was racing northward at 40 to 50 mph. An area of low pressure developed across east central Minnesota during the afternoon and began to intensify prior to the tornado development. Several weak areas of intense showers moved northward across the area. Low level humidity levels were very high, which provided a very low cloud base around 1000'. Although weak circulations were noted on radar, not until the surface low intensified and allowed for an overall increase in the surface inflow did tornadoes develop.
Event Narrative A tornado touched down briefly and tore a narrow path through two fields of corn. A tree was partially broken.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 25.00K 10.00K
ESDAILE PIERCE CO. WI 08/19/2009 13:57 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 10.00K
BURKHARDT ST. CROIX CO. WI 08/19/2009 14:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
EMERALD ST. CROIX CO. WI 08/19/2009 14:58 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOREST ST. CROIX CO. WI 08/19/2009 15:11 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 25.00K 10.00K