Wind Damage Occurs Again in Holt County
August 16th, 2010

Violent straight line wind damage occurred across portions of Holt County again on Monday, August 16th - in association with severe thunderstorms which rolled across the region during the afternoon.  60 to 80 MPH wind gusts were reported - with power lines downed and a metal pole building moved off a foundation just north of Stuart.  Large tree branches were down in both O'Neill and Ewing according to the dispatcher for Holt County. Below are the preliminary local storm reports and an animated radar imagery map showing the storm as it moved southeast, along with warning polygons and local storm reports indicated at that time.

Two separate 4 panel radar loops, one of base reflectivity and another of base velocity, are shown below at the time of the ferocious winds which blasted Holt County during Monday afternoon, August 16th.  These loops may take a while to load dependent on bandwidth at your location.


.TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON  
   
.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.
 
 
..REMARKS..  
 
0145 PM TSTM WND GST 7 NNW STUART 42.69N 99.19W  
08/16/2010 E70.00 MPH HOLT NE FIRE DEPT/RESCUE  
 
FIRE DEPARTMENT SPOTTER ESTIMATED 60 TO 70 MPH  
THUNDERSTORM ASSOCIATED WIND GUSTS...ALONG WITH GREATLY  
REDUCED VISIBILITY.  
 
0208 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 N STUART 42.63N 99.14W  
08/16/2010 HOLT NE FIRE DEPT/RESCUE  
 
POWER LINES BLOWN DOWN 2 TO 3 MILES NORTH OF STUART AND A  
METAL POLE BUILDING BLOWN OFF FOUNDATION ACCORDING TO  
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL.  
 
0208 PM TSTM WND GST 3 N ATKINSON 42.58N 98.98W  
08/16/2010 E80.00 MPH HOLT NE LAW ENFORCEMENT  
 
0229 PM HAIL 3 E EMMET 42.48N 98.75W  
08/16/2010 M0.88 INCH HOLT NE LAW ENFORCEMENT  
 
NICKEL SIZED HAIL ALONG WITH ESTIMATED 70 TO 80 MPH WIND  
GUSTS REPORTED BETWEEN EMMET AND ONEILL...ABOUT 3 MILES  
EAST OF EMMET.  
 
0229 PM TSTM WND GST ONEILL 42.46N 98.65W  
08/16/2010 E75.00 MPH HOLT NE LAW ENFORCEMENT  
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ESTIMATING 70 T0 75 MILE AN  
HOUR THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS IN ONEILL.  
 
0230 PM TSTM WND GST 2 W O'NEILL 42.46N 98.69W  
08/16/2010 M68.00 MPH HOLT NE AWOS  
 
0300 PM TSTM WND GST EWING 42.26N 98.34W  
08/16/2010 E50.00 MPH HOLT NE FIRE DEPT/RESCUE  
 
EWING FIRE CHIEF ESTIMATED 40 TO 50 MPH WIND GUSTS ALONG  
WITH HEAVY RAIN.  
 
0303 PM TSTM WND GST EWING 42.26N 98.34W  
08/16/2010 E80.00 MPH HOLT NE FIRE DEPT/RESCUE  
 
FIRE CHIEF NOW ESTIMATING 70 TO 80 MPH WIND GUSTS  
ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS IN EWING...ALONG WITH PEA  
SIZED HAIL.  

Iowa Mesonet - Animation of Radar, with warning polygons and local storm reports
(Iowa Mesonet - Animation of Radar, with warning polygons and local storm reports)

4 Panel Reflectivity Loop
(viewable in Windows Media Player)

4 Panel Base Velocity Loop
(viewable in Windows Media Player)

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Steve Carmel


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