EF 1 Tornado In Columbia County

Map and Images Below

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN  WI
1241 PM CDT THU JUL 8 2010

...RESULTS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY DAMAGE SURVEY...

STRENGTH:      EF1

LENGTH:            4 MILES
                            FROM 2.5 MILES SW OF CAMBRIA TO 2.1 MILES ESE OF CAMBRIA.

MAX WIDTH:     125 YARDS.

TIME:                   627PM TO 641PM (JULY 7, 2010)


TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 627 PM SW OF CAMBRIA WHERE MOST OF THE
DAMAGE OCCURED.  ONE BARN HAD ALL 4 WALLS DOWN NEAR THE START OF THE
TORNADO TRACK. SEVERAL UPROOTED TREES WERE FOUND.  ONE OTHER POLE
SHED WAS DESTROYED.  ADDITIONALLY...APPROXIMATELY 15 ACRES OF CORN
WAS FLATTENED IN ONE FIELD. 2 WHEAT FIELDS ALSO HAD SOME DAMAGE.

MOST OF THE DAMAGE OCCURED ALONG THE FIRST HALF OF THE TORNADO
PATH. THE SECOND HALF OF THE TRACK HAD SPORADIC DAMAGE.


Radar Reflectivity Loop

Storm Relative Velocity Loop

Strong Rotation Signiture in Velocity

Below is an image of thunderstorm in Dodge County after the tornado had lifted east-southeast of Cambria, WI.  The image shows lowering below the cloud base (rotating wall cloud) and the remaining funnel cloud on the right side of the wall cloud.   

Click on the thumbnails below to see larger images of the damage roughly 2 miles southwest of Cambria, WI, which occurred shortly after the tornado touched down. These photos were taken by Chris Kuhlman, NWS meteorologist, during the damage survey conducted on Thursday, July 8, 2010.

          

          

          



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