Severe weather hits western Wisconsin

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The western half of Wisconsin had more thunderstorm damage yesterday and last night. Tennis-ball-sized hail fell near Cornell in Chippewa County. Eau Claire had a number of vehicles damaged by hail.

Parts of Pepin, Taylor, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties also reported hail of up to an inch in diameter.

Winds hit 55 miles an hour at Ridgeville in Monroe County, and 50 at Bayfield. Marquette County reported heavy tree damage. Trees and power lines fell at Osseo and Hatfield, with lesser damage elsewhere. Gile in Iron County had 2.25 inches of rain in just two hours late last night. Mauston in Juneau County had 2.1 inches.

Power outages are not a major problem this morning. Xcel Energy and Wisconsin Power and Light, the two largest utilities in western Wisconsin, had a combined 50-plus customers out around 6:30 am.

A dry day is in the forecast for all of Wisconsin, with highs in the 60s and 70s under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

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