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Lake Michigan Waves: 11-24-2010
Here’s some video I shot on Wednesday of good sized waves on Lake Michigan. The first part of the video is along Kennedy Park in Kenosha, the second part is near the Kenosha Harbor. The wind was blowing ESE off of the lake. I measured the wind at 15-20 mph with gust 25-30 mph while I was there. I didn’t stay out to long because I wasn’t dressed right for the conditions and with the temperature at 37 it didn’t take long for the cold wind to get to me.
SE Wisconsin Tornadoes – 11-22-2010
The Milwaukee / Sullivan NWS has confirmed 2 tornadoes in SE Wisconsin from yesterday’s storms.
An EF1 hit the Village of Walworth in Walworth County around 3:33pm. It had a length of 4 miles with an approximate width of 100 yards. This tornado cause severe roof damage to 2 homes and minor damage to two other homes. 4 barns were damaged and several power poles downed.
Another EF1, from the same supercell, hit Union Grove in Racine County a little later. Currently there is no data on the length and width of this tornado. I’m sure there will be later as NWS continues their survey. There was major tree damage in Old Settlers Park in Union Grove, along with roof damage to businesses and minor residential damage. At the intersection of Hwy 20 and I-94 and gas station had roof damage and an RV trailer was ripped in half.
To read the full report from the NWS that includes maps and radar, check out this link: Late Season Tornadoes in SE Wisconsin
I’ll update this post as more information comes in.
Update From NWS: The Union Grove Tornado was about 11.5 Miles long, intermittent path, some straight line wind damage as well.