Rainbows here, severe weather elsewhereMonday afternoon’s humidity spawned some severe weather across southeastern Minnesota and southern Wisconsin in the evening.
By: Steve Dzubay, River Falls Journal
Monday afternoon’s humidity spawned some severe weather across southeastern Minnesota and southern Wisconsin in the evening.
A brief but heavy, warm rain fell at River Falls about 7:15 p.m., dropping .07 of moisture before drifting south.
Clear skies and low pressure that followed set the stage for dramatic rainbows – some of which lingered for 30 minutes here. This scene looks southeast across the Whitetail Ridge Corporate Park past the Sajan, Inc., building.
The storms prompted activation of the state’s Emergency Operations Center, which issued the following reports by county, at 9 p.m.: Lafayette County, possible tornado near Gratiot; Grant County, a second round of weather this evening with mostly heavy rains in the Platteville area; Columbia County, trees down and nickel-size hail in the Cambria area; Sauk County, lightning struck a transformer in the Spring Green area; Iowa County, rain in Mineral Point, trees down in the northern part of the county; Green Lake County, lightning strikes and tree damage; Crawford County, possible tornado touchdowns at County Highway C between State Highways 27 and 131. Old barns down and some trees toppled; Marquette County, 50-60 mph winds south of the Montello area, trees and power lines were down with no reports of any structural damages, power out north and northeast of Richland Center, mudslides on State Highway 60 and several other roads closed because of trees or mudslides; Dodge County, heavy rain but no reports of damage.