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Event Details

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 39 kts.
State WISCONSIN
County/Area OZAUKEE
WFO MKX
Report Source ASOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-05-05 13:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-05-05 18:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Strong southwest to west winds affected all of south-central and southeast Wisconsin on May 5th. Maximum wind gusts were 39 to 45 knots (45 to 52 mph). Small trees were knocked down or tree limbs were broken. Some of these fell on power-lines resulting in scattered power outages, especially in the counties of Green Lake and Columbia. The strong winds were generated by a deepening low pressure over Lake Superior moving eastward. The atmosphere mixed all the way up to 8 to 10 thousand feet above the ground which allowed for the mixing down of higher momentum air to the surface. The strong winds affected the nearshore waters of Lake Michigan east of Sheboygan to Kenosha, but no damage was reported.
Three Fitchburg (Dane Co.) police officers were injured (direct injury) when they were hit by an 8-foot-by-8-foot section of wall that was wind-blown off a trailer being used for training purposes. In the Township of Albion (southeast Dane Co.) a man-made debris fire got out of control when the wind pushed the flames onto a nearby barn. The barn and contents were a total loss. Inside the barn were stored 5 boats, 3 classic cars, farm machinery, and tools. The barn and contents loss (estimated at $300,00) would be indirectly related to this strong wind event. Consequently, the $300K in damage is not part of the $240K in property damage listed in the header strip of this strong wind event. Elsewhere, it was assumed that there were at least a couple power-lines down in each county listed in this event (loss of $10K), and damage amounts are estimated.
Event Narrative


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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 3 240.00K 0.00K
FOND DU LAC (ZONE) FOND DU LAC (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. MG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DANE (ZONE) DANE (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 3 10.00K 0.00K
IOWA (ZONE) IOWA (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 45 kts. MG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
SAUK (ZONE) SAUK (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 41 kts. MG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
KENOSHA (ZONE) KENOSHA (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
RACINE (ZONE) RACINE (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GREEN LAKE (ZONE) GREEN LAKE (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
MARQUETTE (ZONE) MARQUETTE (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ROCK (ZONE) ROCK (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) SHEBOYGAN (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 41 kts. MG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
OZAUKEE (ZONE) OZAUKEE (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WALWORTH (ZONE) WALWORTH (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GREEN (ZONE) GREEN (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 44 kts. MG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LAFAYETTE (ZONE) LAFAYETTE (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MILWAUKEE (ZONE) MILWAUKEE (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WAUKESHA (ZONE) WAUKESHA (ZONE) WI 05/05/2010 13:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 240.00K 0.00K