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Event Excessive Heat
State WISCONSIN
County/Area JACKSON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 07/17/2011 12:00:00 CST-6
End Date 07/20/2011 17:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 6.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Warm and humid air invaded western Wisconsin on July 17th and remained in place for the next three days. Two people perished as a result of the excessive heat and at least eight other were treated for heat related illnesses. During this stretch, afternoon heat indices routinely topped out between 110 and 120. Little relief occurred at night, as overnight lows remained in the 70s. Most of the counties across western Wisconsin opened cooling centers.
Event Narrative For an extended period between the 17th and 20th, afternoon heat indices routinely topped out between 105 and 110 with overnight low temperatures remaining above 75 degrees. The highest recorded heat index was 111 on the 18th when the dew point climbed to 81.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 2 8 76.00K 0.00K
JUNEAU (ZONE) JUNEAU (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 11:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LA CROSSE (ZONE) LA CROSSE (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 2 7.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 12:30 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
CLARK (ZONE) CLARK (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 12:30 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO (ZONE) BUFFALO (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 13:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREMPEALEAU (ZONE) TREMPEALEAU (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 13:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 13:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 1 6 5.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 13:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERNON (ZONE) VERNON (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 13:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) WI 07/17/2011 13:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 1 0 12.00K 0.00K
Totals: 2 8 76.00K 0.00K