Hail, Strong Winds, & More Tornadoes

***Watch WISN 12 News for more pictures and video from Sunday’s storms!***

Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog!  Sunday was another big day for severe weather across the nation’s mid-section…from strong tornadoes in Missouri, to hail and strong winds here in Wisconsin, we saw it all.

Let’s start with the big picture…here is the SPC storm reports map from Sunday.  Another big tornado number…46 and counting.  A deadly tornado hit Joplin, MO…we will continue to follow this story on WISN 12 News in the coming days.

SPC Storm Reports May 22, 2011

Close to home on Sunday, strong winds were associated with thunderstorms.  Below are the wind reports from around the area.  Most of these winds were measured, including the Milwaukee Mitchell Airport gust.

  • Markesan  70 mph
  • Milwaukee Mitchell Airport  61
  • Random Lake  60
  • Union Grove  60
  • Fort Atkinson  58
  • Mukwonago  50

The strong winds in Sheboygan county blew this playground equipment over.  This picture was from Beth Heinen of Gibbsville.

Gibbsville Swing Set May 22

Another aspect of the severe storms was hail.  Quarter to golf ball size hail fell in Palmyra.  This picture shows quarter size hail and was posted to the U-Local section of WISN.com.  A thank you to user ‘llbartallota’.

Palmyra Hail May 22

Hail also dropped out of storms near Lake Mills.  U-Local user ‘angelamarie’ posted this picture of quarter size hail. 

Lake Mills Hail May 22

If you have a picture of hail or any other weather related picture, please post it to the U-Local section of WISN.com

Better news in the Monday forecast, just a few spotty showers, but no severe weather expected.  Much cooler weather will return to the region on Tuesday, highs lakeside back into the 50s.  Warmer weather will return for the upcoming holiday weekend.

Make sure to watch WISN 12 News for more on Sunday’s severe weather.

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson


6 Responses

  1. Monday, May 23, 2011 9:27 am

    Rainfall report: 0.45 inches. Note, this amount includes the 0.12 inches that I reported as of Sat 7pm. Almost all of the ‘new’ rain fell over night (after 10pm or so) and this morning.

    Tony (Pl. Prairie)

  2. I loved the heat yesterday, bright sun and warmth, looking forward to next weekend and the big warm up that follows 20 or so days after the Signature Storm. May is going to be way below average temperature wise. Hopefully June won’t be as bad.

    • Grab a compass and follow that “W” Bryan.

      Milwaukee highs this month (including today)…
      40s – 3
      50s – 8
      60s – 9
      70s – 2
      80s – 1

      New Berlin…
      40s – 2
      50s – 4
      60s – 9
      70s – 6
      80s – 2

      40s – 1
      50s – 4
      60s – 9
      70s – 5
      80s – 4

  3. Preparing for the potential HIGH risk convective for Tues a bit further south in KS…

  4. Hi Jeremy and Mark!

    My report from Reeseville is pretty much the same as Tony’s from down in Pleasant Prairie RE: Sunday’s storm event. We had a lot of wind all day, late afternoon skies became darker and some thunder and lightning — but mainly all around our community. I saw really dark clouds in the east and to the north of us and lightning in both directions. We just got a few spotty brief showers and the rain guage showed only about 1/8 of an inch.

    Unfortunately we made the news anyway with the tragic train vs. pickup accident! And it could easily have been avoided!


  5. This has to be the worst outbreak of deadly tornadoes ever over a long period of time. Really, really sad that hundreds of lives have been lost and many more injured. The damage is staggering and freightening. Mark, Jeremy..I’m have a bad feeling about the severe weather here in SE Wisconsin come June..What are your expert predictions….Thanks…Matthew

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