Storm Reports from Wednesday’s Severe Weather Event

June 13, 2013 0 Comments

It was a combination of a strong surface low pressure system in northern Iowa and an upper level system that came from our northwest Wednesday that created a severe weather outbreak mainly along the Minnesota-Iowa border and across a big portion of northern Iowa.  A Tornado Watch was issued for northern Iowa in the afternoon Wednesday the 12th and within a couple of hours there were a couple of confirmed touchdowns.  One struck the small town of Belmond in Wright County and another minutes later touched down near Hampton in Franklin County and today the National Weather Service is sending out a survey team to assess the damage and determine the exact damage path as they try to determine just how strong those tornadoes were.  They’ll later assign an EF (Enhanced Fujita Scale) rating for the tornadoes.  Below is a listing of some of the damage reports from around the area:

Filtered Tornado Reports (CSV) (Raw Tornado CSV)(?)
Time   Location County State Lat Lon Comments
2117   1 NW BELMOND WRIGHT IA 4286 9362 WRIGHT COUNTY REPORTED TORNADO DAMAGE WITH POWER LINES DOWN AND A POSSBILE LP GAS LEAK. (DMX)
2124   1 N BELMOND WRIGHT IA 4286 9361 TORNADO ON GROUND. MULTIPLE REPORTS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TRAINED SPOTTERS. LOCATION ESTIMATED (DMX)
2133   5 N HAMPTON FRANKLIN IA 4282 9320 CERRO GORDO DISPATCH RECEIVED A CALL FROM A SPOTTER THAT A TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND 5 MILES NORTH OF HAMPTON OR SOUTHEAST OF CHAPIN, IA (DMX)
2134   1 NW BELMOND WRIGHT IA 4286 9362 WRIGHT COUNTY REPORTED TORNADO DAMAGE WITH POWER LINES DOWN AND A POSSBILE LP GAS LEAK. (DMX)
2137   5 NNE LATIMER FRANKLIN IA 4283 9333 CERRO GORDO DISPATCH REPORTED THAT THE PUBLIC SAW A TORNADO ON THE GROUND ON THE WEST SIDE OF INTERSTATE 35 AT MILE MARKER 173 … OR 5 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST FROM LATMIER (DMX)
2142   5 NW HAMPTON FRANKLIN IA 4280 9327 SPOTTER JUST SOUTH OF HAMPTON SEES TORNADO ON GROUND 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF LATIMER. DEBRIS CLOUD VISIBLE. (DMX)
2153   5 N HAMPTON FRANKLIN IA 4282 9320 CERRO GORDO DISPATCH RECEIVED A CALL FROM A SPOTTER THAT A TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND 5 MILES NORTH OF HAMPTON OR SOUTHEAST OF CHAPIN, IA (DMX)
2157   1 W HAMPTON FRANKLIN IA 4274 9322 SPOTTER REPORTS TWO TORNADOS WEST OF HAMPTON HEADING EAST. (DMX)

More reports can be seen on the Storm Prediction Center webpage.

 

Reports from the NWS in La Crosse:

Storm Reports from June 12th, 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0415 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     GUTTENBERG              42.79N 91.10W
06/12/2013                   CLAYTON            IA   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0422 PM     HEAVY RAIN       OELWEIN                 42.68N 91.91W
06/12/2013  M1.50 INCH       FAYETTE            IA   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0429 PM     TSTM WND GST     PORT ANDREW             43.21N 90.57W
06/12/2013  E60.00 MPH       RICHLAND           WI   AMATEUR RADIO

0508 PM     FLOOD            BOSCOBEL                43.14N 90.70W
06/12/2013                   GRANT              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STREET FLOODING IN PARTS OF THE VILLAGE

0610 PM     HAIL             5 S WHALAN              43.66N 91.93W
06/12/2013  E1.75 INCH       FILLMORE           MN   PUBLIC

0725 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CHARLES CITY            43.07N 92.68W
06/12/2013                   FLOYD              IA   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            FIRE DEPARTMENT RESCUE SQUAD REPORTED TREES DOWN IN THE
            CITY OF CHARLES CITY AT 1264 OCEAN AVENUE

0811 PM     TSTM WND GST     NORA SPRINGS            43.14N 93.01W
06/12/2013  M59.00 MPH       FLOYD              IA   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            FIRE DEPARTMENT RESCUE SQUAD MEASURED A WIND GUST OF 59
            MILES PER HOUR NEAR NORA SPRINGS

0818 PM     HAIL             ORAN                    42.70N 92.07W
06/12/2013  E1.00 INCH       FAYETTE            IA   EMERGENCY MNGR

0822 PM     HAIL             KIELER                  42.58N 90.60W
06/12/2013  E0.25 INCH       GRANT              WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0822 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NORA SPRINGS            43.14N 93.01W
06/12/2013                   FLOYD              IA   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            FIRE DEPARTMENT RESCUE SQUAD REPORTS NUMEROUS TREES AND
            POWER LINES DOWN
1012 PM     FLASH FLOOD      NORA SPRINGS            43.14N 93.01W
06/12/2013                   FLOYD              IA   EMERGENCY MNGR

            SOME ROADS WERE IMPASSABLE OR WASHED OUT. WATER IS TO THE
            TOP OF THE LEVEE ON THE SHELL ROCK RIVER.

 

An overall severe weather summary is also available from the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen, Minnesota.  http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/?n=svrreports

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