Severe Weather Hits Western, Southwestern Wisconsin

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

High winds and heavy rains have stuck parts of western Wisconsin, knocking down trees and interrupting power.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says the winds struck about 4 p.m. Wednesday. A pole shed was reported down between Blair and Whitehall along U.S. Highway 53.

Most municipalities in the county sounded their storm sirens. The sheriff's office says there were no reports of anyone hurt.

The National Weather Service says 1.9 inches of rain fell in an hour a mile west of Eau Claire, causing minor street flooding and ponding in fields.

Trees also were reported down in Fairchild and five miles south of Eau Claire.

Southwestern Wisconsin also saw severe weather Wednesday night. Authorities say no one was injured when a possible tornado touched down at the Jelly Stone Campground in the town of Bagley Wednesday night.

Fire Chief Fred White tells WKBT-TV several trailers are on their sides and downed power lines have left about half the town without power.

Crawford County emergency managers suspect the damage was caused by a tornado, but the National Weather Service has not confirmed that.

Richland County Emergency Management officials say several businesses in Richland Center were damaged by the storm.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 209478301 -
Gray Television, Inc.