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Event Details

Event Heat
State WISCONSIN
County/Area JACKSON
WFO ARX
Report Source AWOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-02 11:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-07-06 21:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Five people died from the effects of a long duration heatwave that gripped western Wisconsin from July 2nd through July 7th. Two of the deaths occurred in La Crosse County with one each in Juneau, Richland and Vernon Counties. Numerous people were also treated for heat related illnesses. The highest apparent temperatures during the heatwave ranged from 100 to 110 each day. Two record daily high temperatures were set at La Crosse (La Crosse County). Other impacts from the heat included stimulating algae growth on area waterways which depleted oxygen levels leading to fish kills. Milk production was down during the heat as well, as cows starting drinking more water and ate less feed leading to the drop. Campgrounds also reported a downturn in business as potential campers remained at home and numerous roads buckled and had to be repaired.
Event Narrative The Black River Falls automated weather observing system recorded maximum apparent temperatures of 100 to 110 each day during the afternoon hours.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 5 50 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREMPEALEAU (ZONE) TREMPEALEAU (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERNON (ZONE) VERNON (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO (ZONE) BUFFALO (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JUNEAU (ZONE) JUNEAU (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 1 25 0.00K 0.00K
CLARK (ZONE) CLARK (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA CROSSE (ZONE) LA CROSSE (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 2 25 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS (ZONE) ADAMS (ZONE) WI 07/02/2012 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 5 50 0.00K 0.00K