Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State WISCONSIN
County/Area ONEIDA
WFO GRB
Report Source AWOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-10-27 01:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-10-27 11:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An area of low pressure moved into the Midwest on October 25th, rapidly intensified as it moved northward through Minnesota on October 26th, and tracked northeast through Lake Superior into Southeast Ontario on October 27th. As the storm reached peak intensity during the late afternoon on the 26th over Minnesota, the lowest barometric pressure readings ever recorded in the central United States occurred (subject to verification). A reading of 28.21 (955.2 mb) was recorded at Bigfork MN, a pressure that is found in Category 3 hurricanes!
This intense storm produced wind gusts over 60 mph across parts of Northeast Wisconsin. Highest gusts included 79 mph in Sherwood at a well-exposed location on the northeast shore of Lake Winnebago (Calumet County), 68 mph in Algoma (Kewaunee County), 61 mph in Wausau (Marathon County) and 60 mph in Rhinelander (Oneida County). The high winds caused widespread power outages across mainly northern Wisconsin, with as many as 60,000 customers without power at the height of the storm. Trees were knocked down in scattered locations in the region, some falling on homes and cars. The strong and persistent southwest winds pushed the water out of the Fox River and lower part of the bay of Green Bay, with water levels falling some three feet from normal. Over the course of the next two days, the water sloshed back and forth with water levels rising and falling in the lower bay and Fox River between one and two feet as a seiche set up. Water levels returned to normal on the afternoon of the 28th as the winds shifted to the west, then northwest.
Damage amounts are estimated. The total damage could be considerably higher since any damage that might have occurred to vacation cottages won't be discovered until spring.
Event Narrative A number of trees were knocked down throughout the county, creating scattered power outages. The airport reported a wind gust to 60 mph. Numerous trees were down in the town of Minocqua with estimates that half of the town lost power.


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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 0 266.50K 0.00K
MANITOWOC (ZONE) MANITOWOC (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOOR (ZONE) DOOR (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OUTAGAMIE (ZONE) OUTAGAMIE (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) SOUTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALUMET (ZONE) CALUMET (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 69 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEWAUNEE (ZONE) KEWAUNEE (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 59 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) SOUTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINNEBAGO (ZONE) WINNEBAGO (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUSHARA (ZONE) WAUSHARA (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 17:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAUPACA (ZONE) WAUPACA (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) NORTHERN OCONTO (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENOMINEE (ZONE) MENOMINEE (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHAWANO (ZONE) SHAWANO (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 23:00 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN (ZONE) LINCOLN (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 23:30 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LANGLADE (ZONE) LANGLADE (ZONE) WI 10/26/2010 23:30 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
ONEIDA (ZONE) ONEIDA (ZONE) WI 10/27/2010 01:00 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) NORTHERN MARINETTE (ZONE) WI 10/27/2010 01:00 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOREST (ZONE) FOREST (ZONE) WI 10/27/2010 01:00 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VILAS (ZONE) VILAS (ZONE) WI 10/27/2010 01:00 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 5.50K 0.00K
FLORENCE (ZONE) FLORENCE (ZONE) WI 10/27/2010 01:00 CST-6 High Wind 39 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARATHON (ZONE) MARATHON (ZONE) WI 10/27/2010 03:00 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WOOD (ZONE) WOOD (ZONE) WI 10/27/2010 05:00 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PORTAGE (ZONE) PORTAGE (ZONE) WI 10/27/2010 05:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 266.50K 0.00K