August 6th storms bring wind and hail to the Chippewa Valley

After a cool past few days, yesterday was a brief return to typical summertime weather with highs in the 80s and some higher humidity. However, the warmer and humid air would lead to storms later in the evening on August 6th.

The storms that evening produced damaging winds, large, and heavy rain for parts of the viewing area. Below is a look at the storm reports across Wisconsin and Minnesota. Some of the hardest hit counties were Clark, Chippewa, and Jackson counties. Up around Rice Lake, the bigger threat was large hail. Some hail stones approached golf ball size.

Here’s a viewer photo sent into us of some of that hail up in Barron County.

Here’s a viewer photo of some trees blown down at a campground in Bloomer.

Some areas picked up some pretty decent rainfall totals. Places like Eau Claire and La Crosse were not as lucky. Here’s a sampling of rainfall totals.

Ladysmith 1.10”
Rice Lake .93”
Holcombe .93”
Neillsville .76”
Osseo .61”
Alma .60”
Sparta .58”
Medford .42”
Whitehall .39”
BRF .36”
Bloomer .26”
Hammond .20”
Eau Claire .10”
La Crosse .00”

The Twin Cities picked up a good amount of rainfall from yesterday’s storms. They are now running a surplus for the month of August in the rainfall bucket. Meanwhile, our rainfall deficit in Eau Claire and La Crosse continues. Some light rain is possible for Thursday. A more significant rainfall looks to be in the cards come Sunday.


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