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Event Details

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 39 kts.
State WISCONSIN
County/Area COLUMBIA
WFO MKX
Begin Date 10/06/2009 15:00:00 CST-6
End Date 10/06/2009 23:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Strong west-southwest winds with sustained speeds of 26 to 30 knots (30 to 35 mph) and gusts to 39 to 49 knots (45 to 57 mph) raked south-central and southeast Wisconsin during the late afternoon and evening hours of October 6th. The highest sustained wind speed was 32 knots (37 mph) at the Waukesha Airport (Waukesha Co.) at 2000 CST, and the highest wind gust was 49 knots (57 mph) at a school mesonet site in Grafton (Ozaukee Co.) at 2200 CST. There were a number of reports of broken tree limbs impacting power-lines based on newspaper accounts. Scattered power-outages occurred. A wind-toppled tree in the city of Sheboygan fell onto a parked SUV and damaged its windows and rear quarter panels. Damage was estimated at $5,000. In addition, a nominal $5,000 of power-line damage was assigned to each of the counties listed in the headerstrip of this strong wind event. Synoptically, low pressure deepened while it moved northeast through central Wisconsin to northern Lower Michigan. The strong west-southwest winds were post-cold-frontal.

Over the nearshore water areas within 5 nautical miles of the shoreline, between Sheboygan and the Illinois state line, frequent gusts to 34 to 45 knots (39 to 52 mph) were measured by observation platforms. However, no damage was reported (but minor damage was possible). Therefore, a Marine Strong Wind event was not entered into Storm Data.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 95.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 44 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 26 kts. MS 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 29 kts. MS 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 44 kts. MG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 42 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 27 kts. MS 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 49 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
KENOSHA (ZONE) KENOSHA (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 48 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 41 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MILWAUKEE (ZONE) MILWAUKEE (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 44 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 26 kts. MS 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 46 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GREEN (ZONE) GREEN (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 41 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 10/06/2009 15:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 42 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 95.00K 0.00K