Storm data and unusual weather phenomena

Storm data and unusual weather phenomena

Storm Data and Unusual Weather Phenomena

September 2005

Time Path Path

Local/ Length Width

Location Date Standard (Miles) (Miles)

RHODE ISLAND

Kent County

West Warwick 15 1105EST

1250EST

Providence County

Cranston to 15 1138EST

Providence 1338EST

Kent County

Coventry 15 1250EST

1450EST

An approaching cold front interacted

with a very humid airmass, which was

in place across Southern New England,

producing locally heavy downpours that

caused flash flooding across Rhode

Island during the late morning and

early afternoon hours of 15 September

2005. A widespread two to five inches

of rain fell from this flood event;

and period. Most of the flooding

occurred across Providence and Kent

counties.

More specifically, three feet of

water was reported on Pontiac Avenue

in Cranston, which stranded cars on

this flooded roadway. Also, three

feet of water was reported on

Killingly Street in Providence; and

cars parked in the Coventry High

School parking lot had water up to

their doors.

No known injuries directly resulted

from this flash flood event.

RIZ001-004 Northwest Providence – Eastern Kent

29 1118EST

1410EST

RIZ006 Washington

29 1505EST

A powerful cold front with a sharp

temperature gradient moved across

Rhode Island during the late morning

and early afternoon hours of 29

September 2005. This cold front

produced high winds that caused

power outages, and knocked down

trees, limbs, power poles, and wires

across the region. Wind gusts between

40 and 60 mph were common during this

event.

In Smithfield, high winds knocked

large trees and wires down on St.

Paul Street. A large pine tree was

reported down in Burrillville. High

wind gusts knocked a large tree down

across a road in Exeter.

No known injuries directly resulted

from this high wind event.

SOUTH CAROLINA, Central

NONE REPORTED.

SOUTH CAROLINA, North Coastal

NONE REPORTED.

SOUTH CAROLINA, Northwest

NONE REPORTED.

SOUTH CAROLINA, South Coastal

SCZ048 Beaufort

07 2200EST

08 0000EST

Persistent strong northeast flow combined

with a high astronomical high tide caused

severe beach erosion at Hunting Island

State Park.

SCZ050 Charleston

13 1900EST

14 0200EST

Hurricane Ophelia stalled 105 miles off

the coast of Charleston. The far western

bands of the storm brought tropical storm

force wind gusts into Charleston county.

Trees were knocked down in McClellanville

and Mount Pleasant. Minor beach erosion

occurred along the coast.

Charleston County

James Is to 28 0853EST

Charleston 1000EST

A narrow band of heavy rain produced

significant street flooding on James

Island and Charleston. 6.12 inches of rain

was measured on James Island with radar

estimates up to 8 inches.

SOUTH DAKOTA, Central and North

Marshall County

8 E Britton 03 0622CST

Marshall County

8 S Veblen 03 0635CST

Marshall County

3 SE Veblen 03 0640CST

Roberts County

12 NNW Sisseton 03 0640CST

Roberts County

Claire City 03 0650CST

Brown County

Claremont 04 2349CST

Potter County

1 SW Tolstoy 05 1546CST

Edmunds County

Mina 05 1627CST

Sixty mph winds downed many branches in

Mina.

Edmunds County

8 E Roscoe 05 1627CST

Mcpherson County

Wetonka 05 1645CST

Large branches were brought down by the

high winds.

Brown County

5 N Aberdeen 05 1700CST

Many large branches were downed.

Sully County

20 ESE Onida 05 1730CST

Faulk County

Faulkton 05 1745CST

Brown County

1 NW Aberdeen 05 1753CST

Hyde County

Highmore 05 1807CST

Hand County

Ree Hgts 05 1915CST

Hyde County

1 E Stephan 05 1918CST

Hand County

Danforth 05 1944CST

Hand County

12 SE Miller 05 1945CST

Hand County

9 SSE Vayland 05 1956CST

Hand County

Danforth 05 2026CST

Hand County

3 NE Danforth 05 2035CST

Buffalo County

4 NW Gann Vly 05 21000ST

Spink County

5 SE Tulare 07 2215CST

Spink County

15 S Frankfort 07 2243CST

Faulk County

5 NE Rockham 07 2245CST

Hyde County

22 N Highmore 07 2317CST

Spink County

24 E Tulare 07 2337CST

Brown County

Aberdeen 08 0315CST

Clark County

4 S Garden City 08 0405CST

0410CST

Lyman County

6 NE Kennebec 12 0826CST

Lyman County

Lower Brule 12 0846CST

Hamlin County

4 WNW Lake Norden 12 1703CST

Deuel County

4 S Clear Lake 12 1708CST

Codington County

Watertown 12 1711CST

Deuel County

9 E Clear Lake 12 1730CST

Deuel County

7 SE Clear Lake 12 1746CST

Hyde County

1 S Holabird 18 1405CST

Hyde County

Highmore 18 1410CST

Hyde County

11 NE Stephan 18 1820CST

Lyman County

1 NW Lower Brule 18 1830CST

Hyde County

11 NE Stephan 18 1834CST

Buffalo County

6 NE Ft Thompson 18 1840CST

Hand County

9 S Ree Hgts 18 1845CST

Buffalo County

7 N Gann Vly 18 1914CST

SOUTH DAKOTA, Central and North

Hand County

7 N Danforth 18 1925CST

Hand County

10 S Vayland 18 1925CST

SOUTH DAKOTA, Southeast

Beadle County

Hitchcock 05 1925CST

Beadle County

Wessington 05 2015CST

Beadle County

Huron 05 2020CST

Beadle County

1 W Huron 05 2020CST

Beadle County

13 S Wessington 05 2045CST

Jerauld County

11 NW Wessington Spg 05 2054CST

Jerauld County

14 W Wessington Spgs 05 2115CST

Jerauld County

11 NW Wessington Spg 05 2130CST

Brule County

9 NE Kimball 05 2155CST

Large hail covered the ground.

Aurora County

10 N White Lake 05 22000ST

Sanborn County

4 SE Woonsocket 05 2207CST

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Lake County

Orland 05 2240CST

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Minnehaha County

Dell Rapids 05 2256CST

Thunderstorm winds flattened two grain

bins and also caused tree and power line

damage, resulting in a power outage. A few

trees were blown down, with at least one

house sustaining minor damage from tree

debris.

Minnehaha County

Humboldt 05 2325CST

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls 05 2325CST

Thunderstorm winds damaged an airplane and

blew out about a dozen car windows at Joe

Foss Field.

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls 05 2345CST

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including a one foot diameter tree blown

down.

Beadle County

Huron 07 2309CST

Beadle County

5 NE Broadland 07 2350CST

Beadle County

Yale 08 0030CST

Kingsbury County

Iroquois 08 0055CST

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Kingsbury County

De Smet 08 0115CST

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Miner County

Carthage 08 0115CST

Kingsbury County

3 S Lake Preston 08 0137CST

Thunderstorm winds caused tree and power

line damage, resulting in a power outage.

Brookings County

4 W Sinai 08 0145CST

0155CST

Large hail covered the ground and was

accompanied by estimated 50 mph winds.

The hail damaged a home and area crops,

but the amount of damage was not known.

Lake County

1 E Nunda 08 02000ST

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including numerous small branches blown

down.

Minnehaha County

Humboldt 08 0315CST

Lincoln County

3 S Sioux Falls 08 04000ST

0530CST

Heavy rain caused street flooding,

especially at several intersections.

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls 08 0430CST

0515CST

Heavy rain caused street flooding,

including several major roads.

Beadle County

3 N Virgil 12 15000ST

Jerauld County

Alpena 12 1515CST

Beadle County

6 S Huron 12 1544CST

Beadle County

6 SW Cavour 12 1554CST

Beadle County

2 SE Cavour 12 1606CST

Beadle County

2 SE Cavour 12 1606CST

Kingsbury County

7 N Iroquois 12 1612CST

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Brookings County

6 NE Bruce 12 1625CST

Beadle County

2 SW Iroquois 12 1625CST

Kingsbury County

Erwin 12 1648CST

Very large hail was confined to just a

few stones. No reports of damage were

received.

Kingsbury County

6 NE Erwin 12 1659CST

Hail was mostly dime size with a few

stones as large as golf balls.

Brookings County

8 W Bruce 12 1721CST

Kingsbury County

Badger 12 1724CST

Bon Homme County

9 N Avon 12 1810CST

Charles Mix County

8 NE Wagner 12 1810CST

Bon Homme County

Scotland 12 1810CST

Bon Homme County

3 W Scotland 12 1855CST

1900CST

Bon Homme County

Scotland 12 1906CST

Kingsbury County

Arlington 12 1840CST

Hutchinson County

9 SE Tripp 12 1850CST

Hutchinson County

4 SW Menno 12 1923CST

Yankton County

6 W Midway 12 1931CST

Turner County

11 NW Irene 12 1950CST

Yankton County

5 N Mayfield 12 2006CST

2016CST

Yankton County

3 SW Irene 12 2035CST

Turner County

3 NW Centerville 12 2041CST

Clay County

3 SE Irene 12 2046CST

Lincoln County

3 SW Canton 12 2103CST

Union County

6 S Alcester 12 2113CST

Thunderstorm winds blew down trees and

power lines.

Lincoln County

2 S Fairview 12 2130CST

Charles Mix County

2 SE Platte 18 1840CST

Gregory County

4 E Fairfax 18 1850CST

Jerauld County

11 SW Wessington Spg 18 1933CST

3 S Wessington Spgs 1950CST

Large hail broke windows in houses and

vehicles, dented vehicles, damaged siding,

and damaged crops for several miles. The

amount of crop damage was not known.

Charles Mix County

1 W Marty 18 1933CST

Jerauld County

Wessington Spgs 18 1950CST

Beadle County

5 S Wessington 18 1954CST

Jerauld County

Wessington Spgs 18 2000CST

Sanborn County

6 SW Woonsocket 18 2012CST

Sanborn County

4 N Letcher 18 2030CST

Miner County

9 S Fedora 18 2055CST

Large hail damaged corn and soybean

crops. The amount of crop damage was

not known.

Miner County

3 SW Howard to 18 21000ST

Howard 2110CST

Large hail broke windows in buildings

and vehicles, dented vehicles, and

damaged siding. The hail caused minor

damage to corn crops and more extensive

damage to soybean crops in the area.

The amount of crop damage was not known.

Miner County

Epiphany 18 2110CST

Large hail damaged soybean and corn

crops. The amount of crop damage was

not known.

Union County

6 N Elk Pt 18 2115CST

2120CST

Miner County

3 NW Canova to 18 2120CST

Canova 2125CST

Large hail broke windows and damaged

crops. The amount of property and crop

damage was not known.

Miner County

4 NE Canova 18 2130CST

Lake County

8 SW Madison 18 2152CST

Lake County

8 W Madison 18 2152CST

Lake County

Franklin 18 2155CST

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including numerous branches blown down.

Minnehaha County

9 W Dell Rapids 18 2225CST

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls 24 1837CST

2130CST

Heavy rain caused flooding of numerous

streets, especially at intersections,

with up to three feet of water on some

roads. Several vehicles stalled on the

flooded streets. Basement flooding was

also reported.

Mccook County

10 NE Salem 25 0000CST

0145CST

Heavy rain caused flooding of roads and

fields.

SOUTH DAKOTA, West

Harding County

17 E Ludlow 02 1900MST

Harding County

1 N Ralph 02 2005MST

Perkins County

11 NW Prairie City 02 2055MST

A severe thunderstorm moved across far

northwest South Dakota during the

evening, producing hail to the size of

golf balls near the North Dakota border.

Fall River County

Oelrichs 07 1705MST

1715MST

Pennington County

5 S Creighton 07 1800MST

Pennington County

3 NE Creighton 07 1815MST

Pennington County

12 NE Quinn 07 1830MST

1835MST

Hail covered the ground.

Pennington County

12 N Wall 07 1830MST

Haakon County

13 W Philip to 07 1900MST

4 W Philip

Ziebach County

Cherry Creek 07 1900MST

Jackson County

4 E Cactus Flats 07 1950MST

Jackson County

9 SW Kadoka 07 2130MST

Severe thunderstorms developed quickly

across far eastern Pennington County

and western Haakon County. These storms

moved east-southeast across Haakon

County and northern Jackson County.

Hail to the size of golf balls fell

across the area, with the largest hail

reported north and east of Wall.

TENNESSEE, Central

Davidson County

Nashville 15 1305CST

A few trees were blown down around the

county.

Wilson County

2 E Lebanon 15 1350CST

Nickel size hail reported by trained

spotter.

Marshall County

6.4 SE Lewisburg 16 0445CST

Sheriffs office reported a tree down on

Tally Rd.

Lawrence County

1.2 S Liberty Grove 25 1906CST

3 large shallow rooted oak trees were

uprooted at 111 Peppertown Rd.

Lawrence County

2 S Liberty Grove 25 1906CST

A home located at Rebecca and

Peppertown Road lost its porch. Also, a

nearby storage trailer was blown over

and swept into a nearby pond.

Lawrence County

1.7 WSW Lawrencebut 25 1926CST

.9 NW Lawrenceburg 1928CST

Winds gusting about 70 mph struck in

the vicinity of the Lwrenceburg

Municipal Airport. An old storage

building, made out of cinder block with

a metal roof, lost part of its roof

near the intersection of Norton Road

and Lone Star Rd. A tree was down on

180 Hillview Road and also on Gimlet

Road.

Giles County

Countywide 25 1950CST

1955CST

EMA Director said that a tree was down

on a power line on Gunter Ridge Rd.

TDOT reported several trees were down

around the county as well.

Maury County

Columbia 25 2005CST

A tree was blown down in Columbia.

TENNESSEE, East

Marion County

South Pittsburg 15 17000ST

One tree was downed on Long Island Road

in South Pittsburg.

Marion County

4 E Jasper 15 1710CST

One tree was downed on Mullens Cove

Road four miles east of Jasper.

TENNESSEE, South Central

Lincoln County

Elora 15 1545CST

1548CST

A few power lines were blown down.

Franklin County

Cowan 15 1627CST

1630CST

A few power lines were blown down.

Franklin County

Winchester 16 0615CST

0715CST

Greenhaw Road was closed due to several

inches of water covering the road.

TENNESSEE, West

Tipton County

Burtison 25 05000ST

0505CST

A large oak tree and several power

lines were knocked down.

Shelby County

Memphis 25 0640CST

0645CST

A large sign on Interstate 240 was

damaged.

Tipton County

Covington 25 0745CST

0750CST

Several large tree limbs were knocked

down.

Fayette County

6 N Rossville 25 0815CST

0820CST

A few large tree limbs were blown down.

Madison County

7 N Jackson 25 1145CST

1315CST

A couple of roads were flooded.

TEXAS, Central

Mcculloch County

Fife 15 1958CST

Haskell County

Rochester 30 2009CST

Haskell County

1 S O Brien to 30 2020CST

O Brien 2022CST

TEXAS, Central Southeast

TXZ163-199-213>214 Houston – Montgomery – Harris – Chambers

21 15000ST

28 15000ST

Deaths were all associated with the

evacuation for Hurricane Rita, both

before and after Rita’s arrival. Rita

made landfall just east of the

Texas/Louisiana border early Saturday

morning, September 24th.

F17VE, F750T, M83VE, F910T, F580U,

M10T, M51VE, F72VE, F50PH, M63PH,

F710T, F290T, F30VE, M65VE, F72VE,

M660T, M580T, F67VE, F69VE, F83VE,

M24VE, F43VE, F92PH, M80VE, F790T,

M71PH, M900T, F860T, M85VE, M83VE,

M92VE, F270U, F910T, F73VE, ??OU, ??OU,

F68VE, M53VE, M710T, M810T, F800U,

F76PH, M44PH, F43PH, F62VE, F590T,

M290T, F93VE, F760T

TXZ163>164- Houston – Trinity – Walker – San Jacinto –

177>179-199>200- Polk – Montgomery – Liberty – Harris –

213>214-237>238 Chambers – Brazoria – Galveston

23 2100CST

24 15000ST

The eye of Hurricane Rita moved ashore

in extreme southwest Louisiana between

Sabine Pass and Johnson’s Bayou In

Cameron Parish with a minimum central

pressure of 937 mb and maximum

sustained winds of 120 mph. Rita was a

Category 3 hurricane at landfall.

TEXAS, Central Southeast

Two and a half weeks after Hurricane

Katrina made her final and devastating

landfall along the northern Gulf coast,

all eyes turned to Tropical Storm Rita

as she moved westward through the

central Bahamas. On Tuesday, September

20th, Rita rapidly intensified while

moving west through the Florida Straits

into the Gulf of Mexico. Rita reached

Category 2 intensity as the center

passed about 50 miles south of Key West

and significantly impacted the Florida

Keys.

After entering the Gulf of Mexico, Rita

intensified at an astounding rate going

from Category 2 to Category 5 intensity

in 24 hours. Following this rapid

intensification period, sustained winds

reached 165 mph on the afternoon of

Wednesday, September 21st. Since early

Monday, Rita had been consistently

forecast to make landfall along the

upper southeast Texas coast, when the

120 hour forecast from the National

Hurricane Center depicted a landfall

near San Luis Pass. Emergency

management officials, members of the

media, and residents of southeast Texas

had been watching Rita closely and

planning their course of action on

Monday and Tuesday. Therefore, even

though the hurricane was still 620

miles southeast of Galveston, everyone

had the images of Hurricane Katrina’s

impact on the central Gulf of Mexico

coast still fresh in mind, and an

unprecedented, largely voluntary

evacuation began on Wednesday across

southeast Texas. Emergency management

officials ordered a mandatory

evacuation for coastal sections of

southeast Texas beginning at 6 PM on

Wednesday. However, residents waiting

until then to begin their evacuation

found roadways in and around the

densely populated Houston/Galveston

area already jammed with motorists who

had left earlier in the day.

The fear of Katrina-like impacts

prompted many inland residents to

evacuate even though they were not at

risk from storm surge flooding.

Therefore, an incredible number of

people left, with officials estimating

the total to be over 2.5 million.

Although the gridlock and gasoline

shortages frustrated many evacuees, the

evacuation had been ordered very early,

and there was ample time for residents

to escape the region before the onset

of adverse conditions, which were

expected on Friday afternoon. By early

Thursday morning, September 22nd, Rita

had strengthened further and reached a

peak intensity of 175 mph winds with a

minimum central pressure of 897 mbs.

This was the third lowest pressure on

record at that time for the Atlantic

basin, and displaced Katrina to fifth

on the most intense hurricane list. An

upper-level disturbance passing well

north of Katrina early on Thursday

briefly induced a more northward motion

and altered Rita’s motion from

west-northwest to northwest. Although

this change in motion was only slight;

it spared the densely populated

Houston/Galveston area from a direct

hit and shifted the forecast track and

eventual landfall point to the right.

Residents of extreme southeast Texas

and southwest Louisiana were then

expected to experience the brunt of

Rita. Fortunately, Rita weakened to a

Category 3 hurricane on Friday,

September 23rd, prior to landfall which

occurred around 2:30 AM Saturday

morning just east of the

Texas/Louisiana border between Sabine

Pass and Johnson’s Bayou. Rita caused

devastating storm surge flooding and

wind damage in southwest Louisiana and

extreme southeast Texas.

Hurricane Rita was the strongest

hurricane to make landfall across this

portion of the U.S. coastline since

Hurricane Audrey (1957). Rita affected

a large inland area from southeast

Texas across southwest and into

south-central Louisiana. Widespread

damage consisting of downed trees and

power lines occurred generally along

and east of a line from Crystal Beach

to Liberty to Livingston to Lufkin in

Texas. Although Rita tracked 50 miles

east of Lake Livingston, sustained

northerly winds of 40 to 60 mph

occurred across the lake, generating a

lake surge that damaged the dam. Fear

that the dam could break forced an

evacuation of communities immediately

downstream as a precautionary measure.

Emergency water releases from the dam

on Saturday quickly abated this danger.

Moderate beach erosion occurred from

Freeport to High Island. Dunes

protecting many beach houses along the

west end of Galveston Island and

Surfside in Brazoria County were washed

away. Large geotubes along portions of

the west end of Galveston Island and

also along portions of the Bolivar

Peninsula did reduce erosion in areas

where they were installed.

Most flooding was due to high tides

along Galveston Island and the Bolivar

Peninsula. Most of this flooding

actually occurred near the time of

landfall as water in Galveston Bay was

pushed south out of the Bay onto the

north facing shores of the island and

the peninsula. Tides remained high on

Saturday (after Rita made landfall) as

strong westerly winds pushed water into

East Bay. No significant flooding

occurred due to heavy rain.

All of the associated effects of

Hurricane Rita in southeast Texas

resulted in 3 direct fatalities, 3

injuries and $159.5 million in property

and crop damage. In addition, the

massive evacuation resulted in at least

49 indirect fatalities, mostly due to

excessive heat and the transportation

of the elderly out of harm’s way.

In Harris County, tropical storm force

sustained winds with gusts near 60 mph

caused numerous trees to be blown down

resulting in widespread power outages

that lasted for six days in some areas.

Roof, fence, sign, and glass damage

estimates was around $90 million. The

greatest loss was to inventory spoilage

of food due to power outages. There

were at least 34 indirect fatalities

before, during and after Hurricane

Rita. The majority of these fatalities

occurred during the evacuation prior to

Rita and were the result of excessive

heat and transporting the elderly.

In Brazoria County, tropical storm

force sustained winds with gusts near

50 mph caused some tree damage and

power outages for a couple of days.

Minor damage was reported in Surfside

to roads and a few homes. Total damage

was around $500,000.

In Montgomery County, tropical storm

force winds with gusts to near

hurricane force were observed. Damage

was mainly to fences, roofs, and mobile

homes and totaled approximately $2.5

million. There were 13 indirect

fatalities. Ten of the deaths were

evacuation related while 3 deaths were

carbon monoxide poisoning with no

electricity in the home.

In Walker County, tropical storm force

winds with gusts to near hurricane

force were observed. Damage was mainly

to fences, roofs, and mobile homes and

totaled approximately $1.5 million.

In Galveston County, tropical storm

force sustained winds with gusts to

hurricane force were reported across

the county, especially on the Bolivar

Peninsula. Numerous power poles and

road signs were blown down on Bolivar.

Many of the beach homes received roof

damage. Numerous trees were down with

small structure damage on High Island.

Power was out to most of the county on

Saturday. In Galveston’s historic

district, a large brick-covered side of

a three-story building collapsed and

three other buildings caught fire and

were destroyed during the height of the

storm. There were three directly

related injuries. A thirty-year-old

woman suffered severe burns in the fire

and two firefighters had minor

injuries. Small structure, dock, and

pier damage along with downed power

lines occurred across Galveston Island.

Total damage across the county was

around $15 million.

In Chambers County, tropical storm

force winds with gusts in excess of

hurricane force were observed. Damage

consisted of downed trees, destroyed

metal buildings and awnings, and downed

power poles. One frame building near

Winnie received major damage. Power was

out throughout the county for up to

seven days. Total damage across the

county was around $8 million. One

indirect fatality occurred in the

county.

In Liberty County, tropical storm force

winds with gusts in excess of hurricane

force were observed. Damage consisted

of downed trees, destroyed metal

buildings and awnings, and downed power

poles. Power was out throughout the

county for up to seven days. Total

damage across the county was around $7

million. There were two direct

fatalities. In Hardin, a man and a

woman were killed when a tree fell on

the home they were sleeping in.

In Polk and San Jacinto Counties,

tropical storm force winds with gusts

to near hurricane force were observed.

Widespread trees were down with many

trees taking down power lines. Some

trees fell onto homes and caused

considerable damage. Widespread power

outages were observed across both

counties. Lake Livingston Dam reported

a wind gust of 117 mph around 5:30 AM

Saturday morning. This wind sensor was

on the dam and the wind was blowing

across the lake. With the reduced

friction across the lake’s surface,

this wind gust report is reasonable.

The strong wind blowing along the lake

created a storm surge of approximately

1.5 feet at the dam. This high water

and the wave action damaged the dam

which required emergency releases from

the lake to stabilize the dam. The

damage in Polk County was around $23

million with $20 million of that being

damage to the dam at Lake Livingston.

Damage in San Jacinto County was

estimated at $10 million. There was one

direct fatality in San Jacinto County.

A three-year-old female was killed

instantly by a tree falling on to her

home in Point Blank.

In Houston and Trinity Counties,

tropical storm force winds with gusts

to near 50 mph were observed. Numerous

trees were down resulting in numerous

power outages. One heat related

indirect death occurred in Houston

County during the evacuation. Total

damage for both Houston and Trinity

counties was near $2 million.

No tornadoes were reported with Rita.

Maximum rainfall amounts with Rita were

between 4 and 6 inches in and around

the New Caney area of Montgomery

County. M43PH, F56PH, F3PH

TEXAS, Extreme West

El Paso County

El Paso 05 2045MST

2115MST

Local newscast showed video of flooded

streets with police officers closing

intersections.

El Paso County

El Paso 06 2110MST

2215MST

A cluster of thunderstorms dropped 1.5

to 3 inches of rain on mainly east El

Paso, where numerous water rescues were

performed due to major street flooding.

TEXAS, Mid – South

Nueces County

3 W Calallen 02 1252CST 0.5 50

Law enforcement observed and took

pictures of a tornado near FM 624 and

CR 73, just inside the county line. The

tornado moved northeast for a brief

time over open county, producing no

damage.

Aransas County

Rockport 11 1015CST

1215CST

Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall

trained across far eastern San

Patricio, Aransas, and southern Refugio

counties. Doppler radar estimated

between 2 and 3 inches of rain fell

across Aransas county in a 1 to 2 hour

timeframe, resulting in flooding of

several roadways in and around

Rockport. Most notable was the State

Highway 35 bypass at Market Street.

Nueces County

Flour Bluff Jet 11 1315CST

Lightning struck a 14-year-old girl

carrying an umbrella in the Wal-Mart

parking lot in Flour Bluff off of

Graham Road. The girl suffered minor

injuries to her hand as well as ringing

in her ears and a headache.

TEXAS, North

Wise County

3 E Boyd 15 1337CST

Barn damaged between Boyd and Rhome.

Denton County

Roanoke 15 1415CST

Dallas County

Coppell 15 1430CST

Tarrant County

2 E Grapevine 15 1442CST

Reported on the north side of the

Dallas/Fort Worth airport.

Dallas County

Mesquite 15 1545CST

Reported by ASOS.

Palo Pinto County

13 S Mineral Wells 15 1604CST

Reported south of New Salem.

Kaufman County

Crandall 15 1615CST

Tree limbs broken off.

Hood County

Tolar 15 1640CST

36 homes were damaged; 2 homes and 4

barns were destroyed. A young girl was

injured when her mobile home flipped 3

times. The damage swath stretched from

west to east for about a mile and a

half. Also, numerous trees ranging in

diameter from six inches to two feet

were blown down.

Somervell County

4 N Glen Rose 15 1700CST

Comanche Peak Power Plant reported

large tree limbs broken off.

Van Zandt County

Grand Saline 15 1718CST

Tree limbs down.

Mills County

9 SW Mullin 15 2010CST

Occurred near Big Valley.

TXZ094-094- Fannin – Collin – Hunt – Hopkins –

104>105-107-148 Anderson

24 0930CST

1840CST

Hurricane Rita made landfall in the

early morning hours on Saturday,

September 24. Rita was a dangerous

Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson

scale as she moved over Sabine Pass,

Texas. Rita was downgraded to a

Tropical Storm by early afternoon. As

Rita moved north and then east along a

Jasper, TX, to Lufkin, TX, to

Shreveport, LA line … torrential

rains and strong winds were felt well

away from the eye. Most of eastern

Texas was placed under an Inland

Tropical Storm warning through the

evening. The storm knocked dozens of

trees and power poles down as it moved

through north Texas. Gusts near 50 MPH

were recorded in Hunt and Hopkins

counties. Wind damage in the form of

downed trees and power poles was

reported in Anderson, Collin, Fannin,

Hopkins, and Hunt counties. Roof damage

also occured in Collin and Hunt.

Grayson County

Howe 28 1630CST

Lightning struck a house and caused an

attic fire.

Denton County

1 N Denton 28 1642CST

Grayson County

4 N Sherman 28 1645CST

Nickel size hail reported in Knollwood.

Grayson County

Sherman 28 1715CST

The roof of a bookstore caved in and

the front windows were all blown out at

the intersection of North Grand and

Texoma Parkway. A portable building

blew across U.S. 75, leaving a trail of

debris on both service roads and the

north and southbound traffic lanes.

Signs along U.S. 75 blew down near

Washington Street. A tree fell on and

destroyed a sunroom at a residence on

McGee Street. Power lines were blown

down across the city.

Grayson County

1 E Van Alstyne 28 1730CST

A tree was blown down.

Fannin County

8 SSW Bonham 28 1747CST

Widespread wind damage, including trees

and power lines down.

Lamar County

3 SE Roxton 28 1751CST

A barn was damaged by high winds.

Hunt County

4 NW Celeste 28 1804CST

A barn roof was damaged.

Delta County

Cooper 28 1824CST

Power outages were reported in town.

Collin County

Princeton 28 1835CST

Trees, fences, and power lines knocked

down.

Hopkins County

2 SE Tira 28 1844CST

Hunt County

Lone Oak 28 1857CST

Power poles and tree limbs broken.

Dallas County

12 E Dallas 28 1900CST

Large tree limbs down and power poles

snapped.

Dallas County

Rowlett 28 1905CST

Widespread wind damage occurred,

including trees and power lines down.

Rockwall County

4 WSW Rockwall 28 1905CST

Trees and power lines down.

Dallas County

Mesquite 28 1945CST

Ellis County

Ferris 28 2014CST

Young County

Olney 30 2233CST

TEXAS, North Panhandle

Collingsworth County

3 NNW Dodson 13 1740CST

Whole large trees blown down knocking

down two thousand feet of power line.

One home lost power … however no

power poles broken or downed. No

injuries were reported.

Severe thunderstorms across the

southeastern Texas panhandle during the

early evening hours produced damaging

winds but no injuries were reported.

Collingsworth County

2 W Wellington 15 0353CST

0356CST

A severe thunderstorm over the

southeastern Texas panhandle during the

early morning hours produced large

hail. No damage or injuries were

reported.

Donley County

Hedley 17 1641CST

Donley County

Hedley 17 1701CST

Donley County

3 SE Hedley 17 1704CST

Donley County

Hedley 17 1708CST

Donley County

1 E Hedley 17 1715CST

Collingsworth County

1.5 W Quail 17 1744CST

Collingsworth County

2 N Wellington 17 1800CST

Collingsworth County

Wellington 17 1800CST

Severe thunderstorms across the

southeastern Texas panhandle produced

large hail during the early evening

hours. The large hail was known to have

damaged several vehicles … including

the Warning and Coordination

Meteorologist’s own vehicle … along

U.S. Highway 287 in and near Hedley.

There were no reports of injuries.

Ochiltree County

Perryton 30 1519CST

Ochiltree County

3 E Perryton 30 1525CST

Ochiltree County

Perryton 30 1540CST

Ochiltree County

15 SW Perryton 30 1540CST

Lipscomb County

Booker 30 1542CST

Ochiltree County

13 NE Perryton 30 1555CST

Hail reported to be three inches deep

in the extreme northeastern corner of

Ochiltree county.

Roberts County

29 NW Miami 30 1557CST

Roberts County

29 NW Miami 30 1628CST

Ochiltree County

15 SSE Perryton 30 1655CST

Reported at Wolf Creek Park

Roberts County

Miami 30 1733CST

Roberts County

Miami 30 1735CST

Roberts County

Miami 30 1738CST

Wheeler County

2 NE Wheeler 30 1845CST

Wheeler County

8 ENE Wheeler 30 2000CST

Severe thunderstorms moved across the

eastern third of the Texas panhandle

during the late afternoon and evening

hours producing large hail. No damage

or injuries were reported.

TEXAS, Northeast

TXZ152-165>167 Nacogdoches – Angelina – San Augustine

– Sabine

24 0610CST

0845CST

Hurricane Rita moved onshore the

Southeast Texas/Southwest Louisiana

coast during the early morning hours of

September 24, 2005 and moved northward

into portions of East Central Texas

during the predawn hours. The hurricane

remained a category two storm as it

moved northward into extreme eastern

Angelina County, extreme southeast

Nacogdoches County, San Augustine

County and Sabine County Texas. A NWS

Storm Survey was conducted of the

hardest hit areas of East Central Texas

and this region experienced widespread

damage consistent of winds with a

category two hurricane. A few hundred

homes experienced damage that varied

from shingles off roofs to collapsed

carports or awnings to damage caused by

downed trees on top of homes,

businesses and automobiles.

Particularly hard hit areas were those

surveyed near and east of the Sam

Rayburn Reservoir of East Central

Texas. This region experienced winds

adjacent to the northern and eastern

eyewall of Hurricane Rita and extensive

damage was observed to many rural homes

and communities along the storms path.

Much of this region was without power

during the height of the storm. There

was one direct fatality resulting from

the storm when a downed tree fell

across a man outside his residence.

There was one indirect fatality from

the storm when a young woman touched a

downed powerline. A monetary amount was

not available at the time of this

report. M790U

Shelby County

Center 24 0915CST

1415CST

Flooding was reported across Hwy 96

just south of Center as the outer

feeder bands of Hurricane Rita moved

northward into east central Texas.

Shelby County

Center 24 1230CST

1415CST

8.46 inches of rainfall fell across

Center, Texas as a result of Hurricane

Rita. The excessive heavy rainfall led

to widespread flooding through the city

with numerous roads underwater.

TEXAS, South

TXZ254>255 Willacy – Cameron

22 1500CST

24 1700CST

High surf associated with tidal

overflow from Hurricane Rita was

reported along coastal sections of

Cameron and Willacy counties. Severe

beach erosion was reported in Cameron

County, with a combined storm generated

swell and astronomical high tide

created a tidal effect 3 to 4 feet

above above normal along the

gulf-facing beaches of South Padre

Island. This storm tide caused 10 to 12

feet of erosion in the dunes and the

beaches of Boca Chica and South Padre

Island, Texas. The beaches were

reported as flooded by the late

afternoon hours on Thursday, September

22, 2005 and remained flooded through

the late afternoon hours of Saturday,

September 24, 2005.

Storm tides (including astronomical

tide, storm surge, and wind driven

waves) caused significant flooding of

the beaches along the lower Texas coast

from the Port Mansfield jetties

southward to the Rio Grande. Sea water

breached the dunes and man made burms

on South Padre Island. This caused

temporary flooding of Gulf Boulevard

and deposited several inches of beach

sand into several hotel and condominium

swimming pools. Sea water also washed

over State Road 100, just north of the

South Padre Island city limits, where

only the beach and natural sand dunes

exist. This flooding caused the closure

of all beach accesses north of beach

access number three. The building of

additional burms along the beaches and

dunes did prevent much of the sea water

from flooding within the City of South

Padre Island.

The Coast Guard station at South Padre

Island reported temporary flooding

conditions with eight inches of

standing water on the grounds

coincident with high tide on September

24, 2005. This is consistent with

reports of above normal tidal

conditions and given the proximity of

the Coast Guard station to the island

jetties. Wave action in the south bay

of the Laguna Madre was strong enough

to generate the temporary flooding

conditions.

TEXAS, South Central

Medina County

D Hanis to 10 21000ST

Yancey 2230CST

Showers and thunderstorms formed in the

early evening over western Medina and

northern Frio Counties. They showed

little movement through the evening,

weakening and dissipating near

midnight. The storms produced a general

1 inch rain over the west and central

parts of Medina County, with the

heaviest amounts near 3 inches just

north of D’Hanis and near Yancey.

FM1796 was closed north of D’Hanis.

Flash flooding closed FM2200 and FM462

near Yancey.

Frio County

Moore to 10 2130CST

Big Foot 23000ST

Showers and thunderstorms formed in the

early evening over western Medina and

northern Frio Counties. They showed

little movement through the evening,

weakening and dissipating near

midnight. The storms produced between 1

and 2 inches of rain in the northeast

part of Frio County. The highest

accumulation was 4 inches near Big

Foot. FM462 and FM472 were closed due

to high water near Big Foot.

Medina County

10 N D Hanis to 11 0630CST

D Hanis 0800CST

After showers and thunderstorms had

dissipated near midnight, additional

storms began to develop in the early

morning hours across the central part

of the county. This activity began to

dissipate in the mid morning, after

having produced between 1 and 2 inch

rain totals across central Medina

County. Maximum rainfall totals were 4

inches near D’Hanis, where soils were

already saturated from the previous

night’s rainfall. FM1796 was closed

again north of D’Hanis.

Travis County

Beecaves to 11 1100CST

Oak Hill 13000ST

Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms

formed in southwestern Travis County in

the late morning and produced a general

1 inch rain over the area. Highest rain

totals were 3 inches just east of Bee

Cave. FM2244 was closed due to flash

flooding just east of Bee Cave.

Atascosa County

Northeast Portion 11 1300CST

1530CST

Showers and thunderstorms that formed

in northeast Atascosa County in the

early afternoon were very slow-moving

through the mid afternoon period. They

produced a general 1 to 2 inch rainfall

in the northeast part of the county,

with highest totals of 4 inches just

east of Espey. Roads were closed due to

high water from Espey and Leming

northeastward to the Bexar County line,

including FM536 and FM1784.

Bexar County

2 SE Losoya to 11 1300CST

5 SE Losoya 1500CST

Showers and thunderstorms through the

late morning and early afternoon in

southeast Bexar County produced general

1 to 2 inch totals. Highest amounts

were 3 inches southeast of Losoya to

where Priest Road intersects IH-37

south of Loop 1604. Mathis Road just

west of IH-37 near the 122 mile marker

was closed due to flash flooding along

West Lucas Creek.

Medina County

South Portion 11 1330CST

1500CST

Showers and thunderstorms again

reformed in Medina County in the early

afternoon, producing an additional inch

of rain over the south part of the

county. Between 2 and 3 inches fell in

the area from D’Hanis to Hondo to

Yancey. Flash flooding developed

quickly over the saturated soils,

closing FM2200 between D’Hanis and

Yancey and FM462 between Hondo and

Yancey.

Burnet County

10 N Burnet 16 0915CST

1100CST

Showers and thunderstorms produced

between 1 and 2 inches of rain over

northwestern Burnet County. The

heaviest rain fell north of SH29 and

west of FM693, where up to 4 inches was

reported. In the mid morning, the

Sheriffs Department closed US281 around

10 miles north of Burnet due to flash

flooding.

TEXAS, South Panhandle

Briscoe County

20 NE Silverton 11 1815CST

Structural damage to a concrete and

cinder block wall; the structure was

blown down at the intersection of

Highway 70 and 256.

Motley County

Roaring Spgs 11 2110CST

Matador Fire Department reported wind

damage in Roaring Springs, TX including

destruction to many car ports and

out-buildings. Numerous trees and

powerlines downed by thunderstorm wind

gusts.

Lamb County

12 S Olton 12 1715CST

TXZ035 Lubbock

13 1410CST

1420CST

The National Weather Service in

Lubbock, TX conducted a damage survey

on September 13, 2005 across portions

of the City of Lubbock. A media storm

chaser measured a thunderstorm wind

gust of 56 mph near the Lubbock

Christian University at 2:10 PM CST. In

the vicinity, near the intersection of

29th Street and Bangor Street was a

structure used as a roof covering to

prevent water leaks into the residence.

The covering was not secured well to

the home and acted as a sail when the

thunderstorm wind gust impacted the

structure. The covering was blown off

the roof and was damaged and also

resulted in damage to a large tree

adjacent to the residence. A few blocks

to the east, near the intersection of

34th Street and Quaker Street, the SBC

building sustained minor damage to an

air conditioning unit. The covering to

the unit was blown off the roof and

into power lines where it was

suspended. Small tree limbs were

downed, however both areas had loose

structures and/or items nearby that

were not impacted.

Dickens County

Dickens 13 1723CST

Lynn County

5 SW Grassland 14 1525CST

Citizen located 5 miles north of Draw.

Lynn County

5 E Tahoka 14 1528CST

Dickens County

Afton 14 1539CST

Dickens County

Afton 14 1545CST

Garza County

7 NW Post 14 1545CST

Garza County

2 NW Post 14 1610CST

Cottle County

10 SW Paducah 14 1615CST

Measured by the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet station. Several large trees

downed by thunderstorm wind gusts as

reported by an NWS Cooperative Observer

near Paducah, TX.

King County

Dumont 14 1625CST

Several large trees downed by estimated

65 mph winds from an NWS Cooperative

Observer.

King County

Grow 14 1630CST

Reported by an NWS Cooperative Observer

located 15 miles south of Paducah or

near the town of Grow, TX.

Garza County

15 E Post 14 1635CST

Kent County

10 WSW Clairemont 14 1700CST

Crosby County

10 SE Crosbyton 14 1955CST

Measured by the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet station located 6 miles

northwest of White River Lake.

Lamb County

Littlefield 17 1505CST

Lamb County

2 E Fieldton 17 1535CST

Lamb County

Olton 17 1545CST

Lynn County

1 N New Home 17 1606CST

Lubbock County

3 S Woodrow 17 1612CST

Lubbock County

4 W Slaton 17 1621CST

Golfball to Hen egg sized hail covering

the ground.

Hale County

Hale Center 17 1630CST

Lubbock County

4 W Slaton 17 1636CST

1640CST

Golfball, tennis ball and baseball

sized hail covering the ground. Hail

lasted for 4 minutes.

Lubbock County

Slaton 17 1640CST

1645CST

Floyd County

2 NE Floydada 17 1715CST

Measured by the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet station.

Floyd County

2 N Floydada 17 1716CST

Floyd County

4 S Floydada 17 1716CST

TXZ035 Lubbock

17 23000ST

2315CST

High winds associated with downburst

and heat burst conditions resulted in

extensive damage across the City of

Lubbock, TX. A series of thunderstorms

developed across the NWS Lubbock area

of responsibility during the mid and

late afternoon hours on Saturday,

September 17 2005. A large ridge of

high pressure was situated across

southeast Texas. The clockwise

circulation around this broad ridge

allowed a channel of Pacific moisture

to stream over the area and interact

with sultry temperatures well into the

90s. In fact, the high temperature on

Saturday at the Lubbock International

Airport reached 98 degrees which tied

the previous record set in 1997.

Between 8:30 PM CST and 12:30 AM CST,

an area of dissipating thunderstorms

progressed across the area from

southwest to northeast over Terry,

Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Garza and

Crosby counties. As this activity

pushed through the region, strong winds

and associated heat bursts occurred at

several locations. A heat burst occurs

when air rapidly descends from a

dissipating thunderstorm, typically

with very little if any rainfall. As

the air sinks, compression will force

heating, drying and a rapid rise in

surface temperature. In addition to a

rise in temperature, heat bursts can be

accompanied by strong and gusty wind.

The hail and strong winds Saturday

night and early Sunday morning resulted

in varied amounts of damage across the

area. Large trees and/or tree branches

were downed; structural damage occurred

to car ports and overhang protection to

resident porches; cotton plants were

destroyed; automobiles, roofing and

related structures were damaged. The

damage to automobiles and other windows

occurred as nearby gravel was lifted by

the strong wind and penetrated

windshields and side windows.

The National Weather Service in

Lubbock, TX conducted a damage survey

at the Memorial Baptist Church in

Lubbock. The church had a large hail

and rain roof in place above a

permanent roof. This covering was made

of sheet metal and had an overlap of

approximately six inches on the south

facing wall. When the strong south wind

ranging between 65 and 70 mph breached

this roof, the metal was pealed off and

became airborne and landed on trees on

the north side of the church, as well

as a residence across the street.

Several of the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet stations measured the heat

burst and high wind events. The

National Weather Service Forecast

Office in Lubbock, located in the

Science Spectrum Building, measured a

15 degree rise in temperature with a 67

mph wind gust at 10:55 PM CST. The

following are some of the more

significant measurements:

Brownfield 2 south, 8 degree rise, 53

mph gust, 9:25 PM CST. Lubbock 3 west,

13 degree rise, 53 mph gust, 11:10 PM

CST. Slaton 2 northeast, 15 degree

rise, 56 mph gust, 11:30 PM CST. Ralls

1 southeast, 12 degree rise, 57 mph

gust, 12:20 AM CST.

In comparison, stations measuring less

rise in temperature measured lower wind

speed gusts:

Lamesa 2 southeast, 5 degree rise, 27

mph gust, 10:35 PM CST. Graham 5

southwest, 4 degree rise, 35 mph gust,

11:10 PM CST.

TEXAS, Southeast

TXZ180>182-201- Tyler – Jasper – Newton – Hardin –

021>216 Jefferson – Orange

23 1200CST

24 18000ST

Although Hurricane Rita made landfall

just east of the Texas – Louisiana

border, she moved northwest and moved

across southeast Texas in the morning

hours of September 24th as a dangerous

category 3 hurricane with sustained

winds of 120 mph. Along the coast of

Jefferson County, storm surges near 10

feet occurred near Sabine Pass, where

over 90 percent of the homes were

severely damaged or destroyed. The

storm surge backed up the Sabine River,

and flooded a small section of downtown

Orange with around 4 to 5 feet of storm

surge. Winds blew over 100 mph across

the entire region, snapping and

uprooting trees, and damaged over

125,000 homes and businesses. Some

homes in rural Jasper and Newton

counties did not have electricity

restored for over six weeks. One direct

fatality occurred in Jasper County when

a tree fell on a mobile home. Six other

indirect fatalities occurred in

Jefferson County in Beaumont, where a

family died of carbon monoxide

poisoning after running a generator

inside their apartment. M?MH

Jasper County

Countywide 24 0900CST

1000CST

Tyler County

Countywide 24 09000ST

1000CST

Hurricane Rita produced over 10 inches

of rain in parts of Jasper and Tyler

counties, resulting in some serious

street flooding.

TEXAS, West

Borden County

Gail 14 1730CST

A severe thunderstorm produced nickel

sized hail and damaging wind gusts in

Gail on the evening of the 14th. The

hail, accompanied by severe winds,

broke windows in numerous structures.

Borden County

Gail 14 1730CST

A severe thunderstorm produced nickel

sized hail and damaging wind gusts in

Gail on the evening of the 14th. The

hail, accompanied by severe winds,

broke windows in numerous structures.

Pecos County

10 W Bakersfield 14 1730CST

Borden County

15 NE Gail 14 1745CST

A thunderstorm produced severe wind

gusts over northeastern Borden County,

breaking large tree limbs at a rural

residence.

Scurry County

Fluvanna 14 1800CST

Pecos County

20 SE Ft Stockton 14 1820CST

Pecos County

1 SE Ft Stockton 14 2046CST

TEXAS, Western North

Hardeman County

7 SW Quanah 14 1702CST

Hail was observed at the intersection

of Highway 104 and Hertz Road.

Foard County

2.5 SE Foard City 14 1708CST 1 40

1713CST

A storm chaser observed this tornado

develop from a high-precipitation

supercell. No known damage.

Knox County

2 N Truscott 14 1710CST

The roof was blown off a house.

Foard County

7 SSW Crowell 14 1715CST

Knox County

4 ESE Truscott 14 1730CST

Six inch diameter tree limbs were

downed on FM 1756

Foard County

Crowell 14 1735CST

Three inch diameter tree limbs were

downed. There was also minor sign

damage. The shutters were blown off a

house.

TEXAS, Western North

Knox County

7 N Benjamin 14 1738CST

A storm chaser observed a gustnado

north of Benjamin. This brief gustnado

was approximately 40 yards wide and

moved across open country.

Knox County

3 E Vera 14 1825CST

Knox County

3 E Vera 14 1825CST

Knox County

Truscott 14 1830CST

A grain elevator and carport were blown

over.

Knox County

3 E Vera 14 1830CST

Baylor County

Seymour 14 2208CST

Baylor County

Seymour 14 2325CST

Knox County

5 SW Benjamin 30 1755CST

Knox County

Benjamin 30 1802CST

Foard County

Crowell 30 1815CST

1825CST

Hardeman County

7 S Chillicothe 30 1844CST

Hardeman County

Chillicothe 30 1845CST

Hardeman County

Chillicothe 30 1850CST

Baylor County

Red Spgs 30 19000ST

Baylor County

Seymour 30 1912CST

Baylor County

Seymour 30 1918CST

Baylor County

Lake Kemp 30 1954CST

Baylor County

2 E Seymour 30 2021CST

2023CST

Hail was observed at the intersection

of Highway 422 and Highway 183.

Archer County

3 E Mankins 30 2031CST

Archer County

4 NW Archer City 30 21000ST

Hail was observed on Highway 25.

Archer County

Archer City 30 2109CST

Archer County

Archer City 30 2117CST

Archer County

1 E Scotland 30 2135CST

Clay County

Lake Arrowhead 30 2147CST

Archer County

5 W Archer City 30 2335CST

Severe storms produced hail across

portions of western north Texas along

with parts of southwest and central

Oklahoma. This event continued into the

early morning hours of the first day of

October.

UTAH, East

UTZ022>025-027>029 Southeast Utah – Eastern Uinta Mountains

– Eastern Uinta Basin – Tavaputs

Plateau – Grand Flat And Arches – La Sal

& Abajo Mountains – Canyonlands /

Natural Bridges

01 0000MST

30 2359MST

As the monsoon season came to a close

there was little change in the long

term hydrologic drought situation from

the previous month across eastern Utah.

Abnormally dry to moderate drought

conditions continued to grip southeast

and east-central Utah, while long term

water supply remained a concern for the

rest of the area. For a continuation on

this drought situation please see the

October 2005 Storm Data publication.

San Juan County

31 NW Monticello to 08 1700MST

2 S Montezuma Creek 1800MST

Minor flooding occurred in many areas

of San Juan County as a result of heavy

rains. Mud up to 5 inches in depth was

deposited on roads.

Grand County

9 NW Moab 09 0445MST

0600MST

Heavy rain producing thunderstorms

caused several feet of water to flow

through Seven Mile Canyon, flooding a

BLM campground. A camper caught in the

flood had to evacuate his trailer and

climb into his truck via the roof and

drive to higher ground while watching

his trailer get lifted off its jacks

and float about 15 feet from its

original position.

San Juan County

28 W Blanding 09 1330MST

1500MST

Heavy rain producing thunderstorms

caused normally dry canyons to run with

4 to 5 feet of water in portions of

Natural Bridges National Monument.

San Juan County

6 WSW Bluff 09 1345MST

1350MST

San Juan County

Bluff 09 1352MST

1400MST

At least a dozen two-foot diameter

trees were snapped off like match

sticks, and swamp coolers were blown

off the roofs of several houses. Many

other trees suffered damage.

Grand County

Thompson 09 1515MST

1520MST

Grand County

10 W Crescent Jct to 21 1452MST

3 W Crescent Jct 1455MST

Grand County

1 W Crescent Jct to 21 1508MST

10 E Crescent Jct 1515MST

Hail accumulations up to a foot deep

occurred in places along Interstate 70.

Several vehicles slid off the road and

others became stuck in deep hail. Snow

plows were called in to push the hail

off the highway.

UTAH, West and Central

Wayne County

5 E Fruita 04 1435MST

IN CAPITOL REEF PARK

Wayne County

Caineville 04 1545MST

1845MST

RAINWATER FILLED DRY WASHES AND FLOODED

ROADWAYS, INCLUDING SR 24.

Duchesne County

Fruitland 08 1700MST

2100MST

Portion of Camelot Rd. washed out.

Horse Ridge PAWS received 1.14″

Wasatch County

30 S Heber City 09 1150MST

Large hail at Strawberry reservoir

Juab County

Levan 09 1230MST

1300MST

large hail destroyed local gardens and

knocked leaves off trees. Hail

accumulated to 4-5 inches in some spots.

Emery County

25 SW Green River 09 1345MST

large hail caused damage to cars.

Damage amount estimated

Box Elder County

Promontory Pt 23 1915MST

At Promontory PT sensor

VERMONT, North and Central

Rutland County

Poultney 15 0935EST

0945EST

Lightning struck a transmission line

near Poultney, VT which resulted in

power outages.

VTZ008 Washington

17 1700EST

1710EST

A storm moved across the province of

Quebec during the afternoon and evening

of September 17th. The associated cold

front moved across the area during the

late afternoon. Showers and

thunderstorms interacted with winds

aloft with a short lived episode of

gusty winds in north central Vermont.

In East Barre, winds uprooted a few

trees. In addition, the soil was very

moist from previous rain.

VTZ004 Essex

24 0200EST

0600EST

Surface high pressure system over

western Ontario Province Friday,

September 23rd moved east across Quebec

Province Saturday morning, September

24th. Overnight low temperatures

reached at or below freezing in

portions of Essex county of Vermont

that were located away from the

Connecticut River.

VTZ001-005-017 Grand Isle – Western Chittenden –

Eastern Chittenden

29 0500EST

1400EST

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across western Vermont during the

morning of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Damaging winds preceded

and followed the front. Trees and power

lines were blown down countywide across

both Grand Isle and Chittenden

counties, and thousands were without

power for a time. Winds were generally

estimated at sustained of 40 to 45 mph

with gusts over 50 mph. Peak winds

measured were 54 mph (47 knots) on

Colchester Reef and 53 mph (46 knots)

at Burlington Airport. A few specific

reports in Chittenden county included

numerous trees and power lines down in

the locations of South Burlington,

Richmond, Milton and Shelburne (with a

few roads closed in Shelburne). In

Richmond trees and power lines were

down on I-89, while in Milton an 80

foot tree was blown down. Extensive

damage was done to sailing docks along

the Burlington waterfront. In Grand

Isle county, specific reports included

numerous trees down in Alburg, Grand

Isle and Isle La Motte. In addition,

the ferry from Burlington, VT to Port

Kent, NY reported winds of 35 to 45

knots (40 to 52 mph) with 4 foot waves.

VTZ003-006-008 Orleans – Lamoille – Washington

29 0800EST

1500EST

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across north central and

northeast portions of Vermont during

the morning and early afternoon of

September 29th. The front was

accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the counties of

Lamoille, Orleans and Washington, with

thousands experiencing power outages at

times. Winds were generally estimated

at a sustained 35 to 45 mph with higher

gusts. A few specific reports were as

follows: In Orleans county, trees and

power lines were down in the towns of

Morgan, Craftsbury, Derby Line and

Brownington. Some schools in the county

released students early due to power

outages. In Newport, a tree was blown

down on a car, while minor roof damage

to a house was reported in Derby Line.

In Washington county, trees and power

lines were down in the towns of Warren,

Barre, Berlin (with a road blocked) and

Marshfield. Numerous trees were blown

down in Lamoille county in and around

Morrisville as well as the Stowe area.

VTZ011-019 Western Rutland – Eastern Rutland

29 0800EST

1500EST

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across central and eastern

Vermont during the late morning and

afternoon of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the county of

Rutland, with numerous power outages.

Winds were generally sustained at an

estimated 35 to 45 mph with higher

gusts. A few specific reports were in

Rutland county, trees and power lines

were down in Pawlet, West Rutland (with

some roads blocked) and Killington. In

Middletown Springs, trees were down as

well as a tree blown down on a car.

VTZ002-009-016-018 Western Franklin – Western Addison –

Eastern Franklin – Eastern Addison

29 0900EST

1400EST

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across western Vermont during the

morning of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across both Franklin and

Addison counties, with numerous power

outages. Winds were generally sustained

at an estimated 35 to 45 mph with gusts

to over 50 mph. Diamond Island on Lake

Champlain reported 40 mph (35 knots)

winds. A few specific reports were

trees and wires down with a few roads

closed in the Franklin county towns of

Franklin, Georgia, Enosburg, Swanton

and Sheldon. A tree fell on a mobile

home in Georgia. In Addison county, an

extensive number of trees were blown

down in East Middlebury, Salisbury and

Lincoln areas.

VTZ010-012 Orange – Windsor

29 1000EST

1500EST

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across central and eastern

Vermont during the late morning and

afternoon of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the counties of

Orange and Windsor, with numerous power

outages. Winds were generally sustained

at an estimated 35 to 45 mph with

higher gusts. A few specific reports

were trees and wires down in the Orange

county towns of Bradford, Orange,

Tunbridge, Williamstown and Corinth. In

Randolph, a tree was blown down on a

house with some damage. Across Windsor

county trees and lines were down in

Bethel, White River Jct and

Springfield. In Norwich, trees were

down as well as a tree blown down on a

truck.

VTZ004-007 Essex – Caledonia

29 1025EST

1500EST

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across northeast portions of

Vermont during the morning and early

afternoon of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the counties of

Caledonia and Essex with many

experiencing power outages at times.

Winds were generally estimated at a

sustained 35 to 45 mph with higher

gusts. A few specific reports were as

follows: In Caledonia county, trees and

lines were blown down in St Johnsbury,

Hardwick, Lyndon and Lyndonville. A

tree was blown down on top of a mobile

home in Lyndonville. Numerous trees

were reported blown down at Caledonia

County Airport with wind gusts to 52

mph (45 kts). In Essex county, trees

and power lines were down in the towns

of Concord, Island Pond and East Haven.

In Concord a road was blocked by downed

trees.

VERMONT, South

VTZ014 Western Windham

29 0958EST

1058EST

In the vicinity of Windham along Route

121, tree fell on power lines. The

sparking from the power lines started

fires. Along Jenks Way at Winhall

Station, wires were blown down.

VTZ013 Bennington

29 1222EST

Along Route 7N, falling limbs damaged a

car in the Bennington Pownal area. On

September 29, an intensifying low

pressure was north of Lake Ontario. A

sharp cold front trailed southward

along the west side of the Appalachain

Mountains. A strong pressure gradient

was across western New England. The

cold front moved quickly through

western New England during the

afternoon. A strong south wind occurred

over an extensive area prior to the

arrival of the cold front.

VIRGIN ISLANDS

NONE REPORTED.

VIRGINIA, East

Richmond County

Warsaw 17 1910EST

Westmoreland

County

Oldhams 17 1910EST

Virginia Beach (C)

2 SE Oceana 18 1215EST

Trees down at 1400 Block Harpers Road.

Middlesex County

8 E Urbanna 20 1720EST

Several structures damaged from falling

treetops near Greys Point campground.

VIRGINIA, Extreme Southwest

NONE REPORTED.

VIRGINIA, North

Frederick County

Cedar Creek 16 1335EST

Trees downed.

Frederick County

Stephens City 16 1335EST

Powerlines downed.

Fauquier County

Ada 23 1420EST

Several trees down with unconfirmed

damage to a house.

Rappahannock

County

Washington 23 1520EST

County officials reported powerlines

downed.

Rappahannock

County

Washington 23 1525EST

Several trees were downed around Little

Washington.

VAZ021 Highland

30 0300EST

0600EST

Temperatures fell into the lower to mid

30s causing widespread frost to form.

VIRGINIA, Northwest

NONE REPORTED.

VIRGINIA, Southwest

Patrick County

10 ESE Stuart 16 1345EST

Thunderstorm winds downed two trees

close to a foot in diameter and also

torn shingles and shutters off a house

10 miles ESE of Stuart in Patrick

county.

Carroll County

Laurel Fork 20 1605EST

Thunderstorm winds downed trees in

Laurel Fork during the afternoon of the

20th.

Henry County

Bassett 20 1630EST

Henry County

Fieldale 20 1720EST

Henry County

Martinsville City 20 1720EST

Thunderstorm winds downed trees in

Bassett and Fieldale during the

afternoon of the 20th. The downed trees

in Fieldale fell on powerlines and

created power outages in Henry county.

The Emergency manager reported

thunderstorm winds downed a large tree

on a house in the City of Martinsville.

VAZ016 Carroll

26 0400EST

1100EST

Dense fog developed on the 26th along

Interstate 77 in Carroll county near

Fancy Gap. The fog played havoc with

travelers, and contributed to several

accidents along southbound 1-77. State

police reported a 52-year-old North

Carolina man was killed after being

struck by a car along Interstate 77 in

Carroll County. The dense fog created

15 bumper-to-bumper accidents. An

estimated 50 cars were backed up for

five miles along the highway as police

shutdown the route.

WASHINGTON, Northeast

NONE REPORTED.

WASHINGTON, Northwest

Snohomish County

Everett 09 0630PST

0730PST

A lightning strike blew a small hole in

a house and damaged some electrical

outlets.

Pierce County

Paradise Inn 29 0400PST

1800PST

Heavy rain caused flooding, rockfalls,

and small mudslides around Mt Rainier

National Park. About 5 inches of rain

fell and many bridges and trails were

washed out, the heavy rain also damaged

some campgrounds.

WAZ006 Everett And Vicinity

29 1000PST

Strong winds knocked out power to about

5000 homes in Snohomish county. Fallen

trees also damaged a car and part of a

house.

WASHINGTON, Southeast

NONE REPORTED.

WASHINGTON, Southwest

NONE REPORTED.

WEST VIRGINIA, East

WVZ048>049-054 Grant – Mineral – Pendleton

30 0300EST

0600EST

Temperatures fell into the lower to mid

30s causing widespread frost.

WEST VIRGINIA, North

NONE REPORTED.

WEST VIRGINIA, Southeast

NONE REPORTED.

WEST VIRGINIA, West

WVZ008>011- Jackson – Wood – Pleasants – Tyler –

016>020-028>032- Roane – Wirt – Calhoun – Ritchie –

035>040-046>047 Doddridge – Braxton – Gilmer – Lewis –

Harrison – Taylor – Raleigh – Fayette –

Nicholas – Webster – Upshur – Barbour –

Pocahontas – Randolph

01 1100EST

30 2300EST

After a hot summer, the total monthly

rainfall was only 0.5 to 0.75 inches

for a majority of the northern lowlands

and the mountainous areas. In

Pocahontas County, the cooperative

observer at Frost measured only 0.3

inches of rain for a September total.

The airports at Parkersburg,

Clarksburg, and Elkins all reported

about a half inch of rain during the

month. Temperatures remained warmer

than normal. The long term Palmer

Drought Index was in the minus 2 to

minus 2.5 range. It was too late in the

growing season to affect most crops.

However, the surface water flow in

streams was at a minimum, with some

streams dry. By the end of the month,

Whitmer of eastern Randolph County was

in need of a water tanker to augment

their potable water supply.

WISCONSIN, Northeast

WIZ005-010>013- Vilas – Oneida – Forest – Florence –

018>019-021 Northern Marinette – Lincoln –

Langlade – Northern Oconto

06 06000ST

30 2359CST

Rainfall for the month of September was

generally within an inch of normal.

Green Bay had 3.08 inches of rain, 0.03

inch belowWISCONSIN, Northeast normal,

Wausau had 4.71 inches, 0.63 inch above

normal and Rhinelander had 3.19 inches,

0.92 inch below normal. On September

6th the U.S. Drought Monitor placed

parts of far northern Wisconsin in the

severe drought category (D2). Much of

that area remained in severe drought

for the rest of the month.

Waushara County

Hancock to 07 1248CST

2 E Hancock 1259CST

Waushara County

1 E Coloma to 07 1329CST

2 W Richford 1340CST

Thunderstorms that developed behind a

cold front produced large hail and

heavy rainfall as they passed through

central Wisconsin. Nickel size hail and

heavy rain reduced visibility to zero 2

miles west of Richford (Waushara co.)

and 4.42 inches of rain fell in a

little more than 2 hours at Plover

(Portage co.).

Waushara County

Plainfield 13 1604CST

Portage County

3 SW Stevens Pt 13 1610CST

Shawano County

Navarino 13 1612CST

Waupaca County

Fremont to 13 1630CST

New London 1638CST

Winnebago County

Oshkosh Wittman Fld t 13 1638CST

2 N Oshkosh 1644CST

Kewaunee County

2 N Casco 13 1640CST

Kewaunee County

4 NNW Algoma 13 1644CST

Outagamie County

6 W Appleton to 13 1645CST

Freedom 1705CST

Door County

Forestville 13 1647CST

Calumet County

Darboy to 13 1654CST

Sherwood 1655CST

Calumet County

New Holstein 13 1700CST

Outagamie County

Freedom 13 1705CST

Brown County

2 SW Howard 13 1708CST

Brown County

De Pere to 13 1709CST 1.9 50

Allouez 1712CST

Brown County

4 N Wrightstown 13 1709CST

Brown County

Ashwaubenon 13 1711CST

Brown County

De Pere 13 1711CST

Brown County

Green Bay 13 1715CST

Manitowoc County

Cooperstown 13 1715CST

Manitowoc County

2.8 ENE Cooperstown 13 1720CST

Door County

Sturgeon Bay 13 1722CST

Thunderstorms developed as a cold front

interacted with a moist and very

unstable air mass over Wisconsin. Many

of the storms became severe, with gusts

in excess of 60 mph, as they moved

across east central Wisconsin. Downed

trees and power lines were widespread.

At least 50,000 people on the north side

of Oshkosh (Winnebago co.) were without

electricity for at least part of the

evening. A billboard was destroyed when

it was blown onto U.S. Highway 41 near

Lake Butte des Morts (Winnebago co.).

Heavy damage was reported in the

Appleton area (Outagamie co.), where at

least one tree landed on a car, flag

poles were blown down, roofs were tom

from at least three houses under

construction, a construction trailer was

overturned and a semi was blown over on

U.S. Highway 441. Silos, sheds, garages

and at least three barns were blown down

and power was knocked out in Greenville

(Outagamie co.) and Freedom (Outagamie

co.). The wind tore away parts of the

screen at a drive-in movie theater in

Freedom. In Ashwaubenon (Brown co.) a

twenty unit garage that was under

construction was destroyed, by winds

estimated near 80 mph, when it was

lifted from its concrete slab and thrown

at least 100 feet. A pole building was

blown down near Cooperstown (Manitowoc

co.) and baseball size hail broke

windows near Algoma (Kewaunee co.).

A tornado touched down in De Pere (Brown

co.) and traveled north into Allouez

(Brown co.) where it dissipated just

north of Heritage Hill State Park. The

tornado’s occasional brief touchdowns

topped numerous trees. Some of the trees

caused damage to buildings and vehicles

when they fell, but the tornado caused

little direct structural damage to any

buildings.

Menominee (C)

5 N Neopit 21 1511CST

Isolated thunderstorms that developed

along a warm front across central

Wisconsin downed trees north of Neopit.

WISCONSIN, Northwest

Washburn County

5 SE Minong 12 2330CST

Numerous trees were blown down across

the Bass Lake and Stanberry townships.

Sawyer County

3 N Hayward 12 2345CST

Numerous trees and power lines down from

just north of Hayward across Nelson Lake

to the Bayfield county line.

Bayfield County

Cable 13 0000CST

Straight-line winds knocked down trees

and power lines from the Sawyer County

line through Cable, Drummond, and Mason

to the Ashland County line. There was

also minor structural damage.

Ashland County

Ashland 13 0049CST

0100CST

Numerous trees and power lines were

blown down in the Ashland area. There

was also minor structural damage. A

large area of significant damaging

thunderstorm winds swept across

northwestern Wisconsin. The damage path

was from southeast of Minong in

northeast Washburn County through Nelson

Lake of northwest Sawyer County then

near Cable through Drummond to Ashland.

Heavy damage in the Chequamegon-Nicole

National Forest forced the closure of

campgrounds and bike trails.

WISCONSIN, Southeast

WIZ046>047- Marquette – Green Lake – Fond Du Lac –

051>052-056>060- Sheboygan – Sauk – Columbia – Dodge –

062>072 Washington – Ozaukee – Iowa – Dane –

Jefferson – Waukesha – Milwaukee –

Lafayette – Green – Rock – Walworth –

Racine – Kenosha

01 0000CST

30 2359CST

The month began with warm and dry

conditions which strengthened the

ongoing drought from a severe drought

(D2) to an extreme drought (D3) across

Rock, Walworth, Waukesha, Milwaukee,

Racine, and Kenosha counties on

September 6th. Elsewhere across south-

central and southeast Wisconsin, drought

remained at severe status (D2). Rainfall

deficits grew once again the following

week as a hot and dry airmass resided

over the region. Highs on September 10th

through the 13th were observed in the

lower 90s for much of southern

Wisconsin. Little if any precipitation

fell in the first half of the month. The

drought status for the area remained

unchanged through September 13. A wetter

pattern developed for the second half of

the month – several inches fell across

mostly southeast Wisconsin. A storm

system caused a series of thunderstorms

to “train” over much of southeast

Wisconsin on September 25, bringing

several inches to many locales within

the extreme drought area. Tremendous

drought improvements were noted in the

September 27th drought update as the

drought status improved from extreme

drought (D3) to moderate drought (D1)

for Waukesha and Milwaukee counties and

from extreme drought to severe drought

(D2) for Rock, Walworth, Racine, and

Kenosha counties. Monthly rainfall

totals included 5.93 inches in Sheboygan

(Sheboygan Co.), 5.10 inches in Beloit

(Rock Co.), 4.17 inches at Milwaukee

Mitchell Field (Milwaukee Co.), 3.92

inches in Beaver Dam (Dodge Co.), 3.73

inches in Kenosha (Kenosha Co.), 3.30

inches in Wisconsin Dells (Columbia

Co.), 2.73 inches in Dodgeville (Iowa

Co.), and 1.93 inches at Madison’s Truax

Field (Dane Co.). A small area

surrounding East Troy (Walworth Co.)

received 6 to 6.75 inches. Milwaukee

recorded a surplus of 0.87 inches for

the month, while Madison recorded a 1.13

inch deficit. Total drought damages for

the year are outlined in October’s

StormData edition.

WIZ052-059>060- Sheboygan – Washington – Ozaukee –

070>072 Walworth – Racine – Kenosha

04 2300CST

05 0700CST

Light winds and a moist ground promoted

the development of fog across southeast

Wisconsin. Visibilities were reduced

below 1/4 mile in areas, resulting in

slower vehicle speed, and a few

vehicle accidents.

Marquette County

1 NE Montello 07 1410CST

Green Lake County

.5 SW Berlin 07 1425CST

Rock County

Janesville to 07 1454CST

2 W Milton

A very warm and humid airmass interacted

with a stationary front draped across

central Wisconsin to produce a few

scattered severe storms during the

afternoon over south central Wisconsin.

Temperatures were in the upper 80s with

dew points in the middle 60s. These

storms produced mainly damaging winds

which caused scattered reports of

uprooted tree damage.

Columbia County

Lodi to 13 1545CST

Arlington 1555CST

Large trees and road signs down.

Dane County

2 NW Dane to 13 1545CST

3 NW De Forest 1555CST

Dane County

2 NW Dane to 13 1545CST

3 NW De Forest 1555CST

Columbia County

Pardeeville 13 1555CST

Marquette County

Westfield 13 1555CST

Columbia County

Cambria 13 1600CST

A one foot diameter tree fell onto a

house, damaging the roof and attic.

Marquette County

1 NE Montello 13 1608CST

Marquette County

Neshkoro 13 1612CST

Dodge County

Fox Lake 13 1613CST

Marquette County

7.5 ESE Endeavor 13 1617CST

Green Lake County

Green Lake 13 1620CST

Rock County

Shopiere 13 1620CST

Fond Du Lac County

1 NE Waupun 13 1625CST

Rock County

1 SE Johnstown Cente 13 1625CST

Walworth County

Elkhorn 13 1625CST

Walworth County

Delavan 13 1630CST

Walworth County

2.2 NE La Grange 13 1632CST

A tree fell onto a chicken house.

Fond Du Lac County

Rosendale 13 1633CST

Fond Du Lac County

Fond Du Lac Co Arpt 13 1635CST

Walworth County

Whitewater 13 1635CST

Powerful thunderstorm winds toppled a

tree, which fell onto a car, injuring

one person.

Jefferson County

3 N Palmyra 13 1640CST

Waukesha County

Mukwonago to 13 1640CST

Brookfield 1700CST

There were widespread reports of trees

and powerlines toppled across Waukesha

County. Law enforcement reported a

measured gust of 58 knots (67 mph)

around the city of Waukesha. Trained

spotters estimated wind gusts of 70 to

74 knots (80 to 85 mph) embedded within

the larger area of damaging winds

between just south of Waukesha through

Brookfield.

Fond Du Lac County

Taycheedah 13 1644CST

Washington County

Kewaskum 13 1645CST

Waukesha County

1 S Dousman 13 1652CST

Dodge County

Kekoskee 13 1700CST

Milwaukee County

Wauwatosa to 13 1700CST

Fox Pt 1715CST

Widespread large trees down. Measured

peak gust on UW-Milwaukee campus.

Waukesha County

Sussex 13 1700CST

Waukesha County

Pewaukee 13 1704CST

Ozaukee County

Mequon 13 1710CST

Sheboygan County

Plymouth 13 1710CST

Waukesha County

2 S Hartland 13 1710CST

Milwaukee County

Milwaukee 13 1715CST

Measured by the Fox TV-6 school network

site at UW-Milwaukee. Large tree

branches down.

Ozaukee County

Thiensville 13 1715CST

Ozaukee County

Cedarburg to 13 1718CST

Grafton 1720CST

Washington County

Jackson 13 1721CST

Large picnic table and chairs scattered

and thrown 20 feet by wind gusts, and

large trees down.

Sheboygan County

Sheboygan 13 1722CST

Measured by the Fox TV-6 school network

site at North High School.

Ozaukee County

2 W Port Washington 13 1723CST

Sheboygan County

2 W Sheboygan to 13 1732CST

Sheboygan 1749CST

A barn door was blown off and items were

blown out of the barn.

Washington County

2 NE Jackson 13 1735CST

Large trees and power lines down.

Washington County

Jackson 13 1735CST

Measured by the Fox TV-6 school network

site at Kettle Moraine High School.

Ozaukee County

2 N Waubeka 13 1750CST

Trees blown over.

Sheboygan County

Cedar Grove to 13 1800CST

5 SSW Sheboygan 1815CST

Trees and power lines were blown down

and a few houses sustained some minor

damage.

A strong cold front pushed into an

unseasonably hot and humid airmass over

south-central and southeast Wisconsin

during the afternoon and evening,

resulting in severe storms with damaging

straight-line winds. Temperatures ranged

from the mid 80s across south central

Wisconsin to near record highs in the

lower 90s across southeast Wisconsin.

There were primarily two areas that were

affected by severe thunderstorms. A

broken line of severe storms from

Marquette to Dane County tracked east

northeast into Dodge, Fond du Lac,

Washington, and Sheboygan counties. This

line produced damaging wind gusts from

between 50 to 62 knots (58 mph to 71

mph). Tree and power line damage was

reported across many areas affected by

this line of storms. Another area

affected by severe storms stretched from

Rock county through Walworth, Waukesha,

Milwaukee, and Ozaukee counties as one

large supercell developed and tracked

northeast along I-43. Several reports of

damaging winds estimated in excess of 70

knots (80 mph) were collected from

portions of Waukesha county. Widespread

tree and power line damage was noted

from Mukwonago through Brookfield. More

sporatic tree and power line damage was

reported across northern Milwaukee and

southern Ozaukee counties.

Rock County

Afton 22 1145CST

Walworth County

Lake Geneva 22 1228CST

Walworth County

Pell Lake 22 1235CST

Kenosha County

Twin Lakes 22 1239CST

Kenosha County

Powers Lake 22 1240CST

Kenosha County

Twin Lakes 22 1243CST

There were two rounds of severe

thunderstorms that produced large hail.

The first round developed in north-

central Iowa along a southwest to

northeast orientated cold front pushed

into Sauk and Columbia counties. Only

sub-severe hail was reported in

Reedsburg. The second round of severe

storms developed as the cold front

sagged into far southern Wisconsin where

temperatures were in the 80s and dew

points were in the middle 60s. These

storms pushed from Rock county east into

Kenosha county. Large hail in excess of

1 inch in diameter was reported along

this path with some areas experiencing

golf-ball sized hail (1.75″) in Kenosha

county.

Milwaukee County

Milwaukee 25 2000CST

26 0100CST

Widespread flooding across most of

Milwaukee County. Several feet of water

was reported on Interstate 43 at North

Avenue, causing it to close for several

hours. Three cars were stranded as water

rose very rapidly. One to three feet of

water was also reported on roadways at

the UW-Milwaukee campus. On the

UW-Milwaukee campus, over 4 inches of

rain fell during the evening. Some

basements were flooded in low lying

areas, resulting in damage to contents.

Waukesha County

Mukwonago to 25 2000CST

New Berlin 26 0100CST

Flooded roads and some flooded basements

were reported across portions of central

and southern Waukesha county, damaging

contents inside.

Heavy rains of 2.0 to to 4.5 inches

werer reported across parts of Waukesha

and Milwaukee counties during the late

afternoon and into late evening as

thunderstorms tracked northeast over the

same areas. Flash flooding was reported

across portions of Milwaukee and

Waukesha counties as storm drains became

overwhelmed with water flow. Interstate-

43 was closed for a couple hours after

a few cars were stranded in flash flood

waters near North Avenue. Several

basements were also flooded about the

area, resulting in damage to contents.

Jackson County

Alma Center 07 1110CST

Adams County

2 NE Big Flats 07 1159CST

Monroe County

3 ESE Oakdale 07 1236CST

Juneau County

(Vok) Volk Aaf Camp D 07 1239CST

Adams County

Arkdale 07 1306CST

Hail the size of pennies and quarters,

along with an isolated wind gust

estimated near 65 mph, was reported by

spotters and the public.

La Crosse County

5 N Holmen 12 1357CST

Monroe County

4 N Sparta 12 1435CST

Storm spotters and the public estimated

wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph, which

knocked down trees.

La Crosse County

La Crosse 13 1405CST

Lightning struck the La Crosse National

Weather Service (La Crosse County)

during a severe weather event. No one

was injured, but some communication

equipment was damaged.

La Crosse County

3 N Holmen to 13 1417CST 2 65

3 SW Stevenstown 1422CST

La Crosse County

New Amsterdam 13 1420CST

Vernon County

Genoa 13 1458CST

Vernon County

Chaseburg 13 1507CST

Juneau County

2 S Mauston 13 1525CST

Monroe County

Countywide 13 1531CST

Monroe County

3 SE Wilton 13 1535CST

Monroe County

Wilton 13 1537CST

Juneau County

2 N Necedah 13 1546CST

Adams County

3 NE Arkdale 13 1610CST

A tornado touched down near County

Highway V between Holmen and Stevenstown

(La Crosse County), knocking down

several trees along Flatten and Mahlum

Road. In fact, trees fell just ahead of

and behind a school bus, which was

stopped on Flatten Road. Other damage

inlcuded a small boat being overturned

and a fallen tree damaging a home on

Mahlum Road. Elsewhere, thunderstorm

winds estimated at 60 to 70 mph blew

down trees and power lines. A barn was

also blown down near Wilton

(Monroe County).

La Crosse County

Countywide 13 1440CST

1700CST

Trempealeau County

South Portion 13 1530CST

1700CST

Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches in one

to two hours triggered flash flooding.

Due to the heavy rain, water covered

streets to a depth of two to three feet

in La Crosse, Onalaska and West Salem

(La Crosse County). In fact, amateur

radio operators reported numerous

stalled cars in Onalaska, some of which

were even floating.

WISCONSIN, West

St. Croix County

Countywide 12 2230CST

2245CST

Windows were blown out of a home in

Hammond. At a school in Hudson a door

was blown in and the roof was damaged.

Scattered downed trees and shingle

damage was also reported throughout the

county.

Polk County

Amery 12 2245CST

Straight line winds estimated around 85

MPH produced significant damage on the

south and east side of Amery. Emergency

management reported minor damage to 26

residential and 3 business structures,

major damage to 1 residential and 12

business structures, and the

destruction of 7 business structures in

town. Six hangars at the Amery airport

including the airplanes and supplies

inside were destroyed. Four other

hangars received moderate damage.

Debris from the airport was found up to

2 miles away. A nearby feed mill and

warehouse at the local farmers co-op

was a complete loss. Highway 46 South

was closed for several hours due to

debris in the roadway. Dozens of trees

in the damage path were snapped 20 to

30 feet above the ground.

Barron County

3 NW Cameron 12 2310CST

A tree was downed onto 18th Street.

Barron County

3 E Cameron 12 2315CST

Power lines were blown down onto County

Road D.

WYOMING, Central and West

Fremont County

Lander 24 1530MST

1535MST

Fremont County

Riverton 24 2159MST

2201MST

WYOMING, Extreme Southwest

NONE REPORTED.

WYOMING, North Central

NONE REPORTED.

WYOMING, Northeast

Weston County

12 W Upton 12 1451MST

Campbell County

7 SE Rozet 12 1505MST

Crook County

7 W Moorcroft 12 1510MST

Crook County

Moorcroft 12 1517MST

Crook County

4 E Keyhole Reservoir 12 1545MST

A line of thunderstorms moved across

northeast Wyoming and produced strong

winds across extreme east central

Campbell, southern Crook, and northwest

Weston Counties.

WYOMING, Southeast

Laramie County

20 N Cheyenne to 21 124SMST

14 WSW Cheyenne 1256MST

Strong thunderstorm outflow winds from

west to north of Cheyenne, WY.

Albany County

Laramie Breese Arpt 27 1317MST

Strong wind gust recorded at the

Laramie airport from line of weak but

fast moving thunderstorms.

Laramie County

12 W Cheyenne to 27 1355MST

Cheyenne 1413MST

58 mph wind gust recorded at Cheyenne,

Wy. with unofficial gust to 74 mph 12

miles west of Cheyenne.

Number of Estimated

Persons Damage

Killed Injured Property Crops

RHODE ISLAND

Kent County

West Warwick 0 0 7K

Providence County

Cranston to 0 0 15K

Providence

Kent County

Coventry 0 0 25K

An approaching cold front interacted

with a very humid airmass, which was

in place across Southern New England,

producing locally heavy downpours that

caused flash flooding across Rhode

Island during the late morning and

early afternoon hours of 15 September

2005. A widespread two to five inches

of rain fell from this flood event;

and period. Most of the flooding

occurred across Providence and Kent

counties.

More specifically, three feet of

water was reported on Pontiac Avenue

in Cranston, which stranded cars on

this flooded roadway. Also, three

feet of water was reported on

Killingly Street in Providence; and

cars parked in the Coventry High

School parking lot had water up to

their doors.

No known injuries directly resulted

from this flash flood event.

RIZ001-004 Northwest Providence – Eastern Kent

0 0 25K

RIZ006 Washington

0 0 5K

A powerful cold front with a sharp

temperature gradient moved across

Rhode Island during the late morning

and early afternoon hours of 29

September 2005. This cold front

produced high winds that caused

power outages, and knocked down

trees, limbs, power poles, and wires

across the region. Wind gusts between

40 and 60 mph were common during this

event.

In Smithfield, high winds knocked

large trees and wires down on St.

Paul Street. A large pine tree was

reported down in Burrillville. High

wind gusts knocked a large tree down

across a road in Exeter.

No known injuries directly resulted

from this high wind event.

SOUTH CAROLINA, Central

NONE REPORTED.

SOUTH CAROLINA, North Coastal

NONE REPORTED.

SOUTH CAROLINA, Northwest

NONE REPORTED.

SOUTH CAROLINA, South Coastal

SCZ048

0 0

Persistent strong northeast flow combined

with a high astronomical high tide caused

severe beach erosion at Hunting Island

State Park.

SCZ050

0 0

Hurricane Ophelia stalled 105 miles off

the coast of Charleston. The far western

bands of the storm brought tropical storm

force wind gusts into Charleston county.

Trees were knocked down in McClellanville

and Mount Pleasant. Minor beach erosion

occurred along the coast.

Charleston County

James Is to 0 0

Charleston

A narrow band of heavy rain produced

significant street flooding on James

Island and Charleston. 6.12 inches of rain

was measured on James Island with radar

estimates up to 8 inches.

SOUTH DAKOTA, Central and North

Marshall County

8 E Britton 0 0

Marshall County

8 S Veblen 0 0

Marshall County

3 SE Veblen 0 0

Roberts County

12 NNW Sisseton 0 0

Roberts County

Claire City 0 0

Brown County

Claremont 0 0

Potter County

1 SW Tolstoy 0 0

Edmunds County

Mina 0 0

Sixty mph winds downed many branches in

Mina.

Edmunds County

8 E Roscoe 0 0

Mcpherson County

Wetonka 0 0

Large branches were brought down by the

high winds.

Brown County

5 N Aberdeen 0 0

Many large branches were downed.

Sully County

20 ESE Onida 0 0

Faulk County

Faulkton 0 0

Brown County

1 NW Aberdeen 0 0

Hyde County

Highmore 0 0

Hand County

Ree Hgts 0 0

Hyde County

1 E Stephan 0 0

Hand County

Danforth 0 0

Hand County

12 SE Miller 0 0

Hand County

9 SSE Vayland 0 0

Hand County

Danforth 0 0

Hand County

3 NE Danforth 0 0

Buffalo County

4 NW Gann Vly 0 0

Spink County

5 SE Tulare 0 0

Spink County

15 S Frankfort 0 0

Faulk County

5 NE Rockham 0 0

Hyde County

22 N Highmore 0 0

Spink County

24 E Tulare 0 0

Brown County

Aberdeen 0 0

Clark County

4 S Garden City 0 0

Lyman County

6 NE Kennebec 0 0

Lyman County

Lower Brule 0 0

Hamlin County

4 WNW Lake Norden 0 0

Deuel County

4 S Clear Lake 0 0

Codington County

Watertown 0 0

Deuel County

9 E Clear Lake 0 0

Deuel County

7 SE Clear Lake 0 0

Hyde County

1 S Holabird 0 0

Hyde County

Highmore 0 0

Hyde County

11 NE Stephan 0 0

Lyman County

1 NW Lower Brule 0 0

Hyde County

11 NE Stephan 0 0

Buffalo County

6 NE Ft Thompson 0 0

Hand County

9 S Ree Hgts 0 0

Buffalo County

7 N Gann Vly 0 0

SOUTH DAKOTA, Central and North

Hand County

7 N Danforth 0 0

Hand County

10 S Vayland 0 0

SOUTH DAKOTA, Southeast

Beadle County

Hitchcock 0 0

Beadle County

Wessington 0 0

Beadle County

Huron 0 0

Beadle County

1 W Huron 0 0

Beadle County

13 S Wessington 0 0

Jerauld County

11 NW Wessington Spg 0 0

Jerauld County

14 W Wessington Spgs 0 0

Jerauld County

11 NW Wessington Spg 0 0

Brule County

9 NE Kimball 0 0

Large hail covered the ground.

Aurora County

10 N White Lake 0 0

Sanborn County

4 SE Woonsocket 0 0

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Lake County

Orland 0 0

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Minnehaha County

Dell Rapids 0 0 10K

Thunderstorm winds flattened two grain

bins and also caused tree and power line

damage, resulting in a power outage. A few

trees were blown down, with at least one

house sustaining minor damage from tree

debris.

Minnehaha County

Humboldt 0 0

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls 0 0 5k

Thunderstorm winds damaged an airplane and

blew out about a dozen car windows at Joe

Foss Field.

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls 0 0

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including a one foot diameter tree blown

down.

Beadle County

Huron 0 0

Beadle County

5 NE Broadland 0 0

Beadle County

Yale 0 0

Kingsbury County

Iroquois 0 0

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Kingsbury County

De Smet 0 0

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Miner County

Carthage 0 0

Kingsbury County

3 S Lake Preston 0 0

Thunderstorm winds caused tree and power

line damage, resulting in a power outage.

Brookings County

4 W Sinai 0 0

Large hail covered the ground and was

accompanied by estimated 50 mph winds.

The hail damaged a home and area crops,

but the amount of damage was not known.

Lake County

1 E Nunda 0 0

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including numerous small branches blown

down.

Minnehaha County

Humboldt 0 0

Lincoln County

3 S Sioux Falls 0 0

Heavy rain caused street flooding,

especially at several intersections.

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls 0 0

Heavy rain caused street flooding,

including several major roads.

Beadle County

3 N Virgil 0 0

Jerauld County

Alpena 0 0

Beadle County

6 S Huron 0 0

Beadle County

6 SW Cavour 0 0

Beadle County

2 SE Cavour 0 0

Beadle County

2 SE Cavour 0 0

Kingsbury County

7 N Iroquois 0 0

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Brookings County

6 NE Bruce 0 0

Beadle County

2 SW Iroquois 0 0

Kingsbury County

Erwin 0 0

Very large hail was confined to just a

few stones. No reports of damage were

received.

Kingsbury County

6 NE Erwin 0 0

Hail was mostly dime size with a few

stones as large as golf balls.

Brookings County

8 W Bruce 0 0

Kingsbury County

Badger 0 0

Bon Homme County

9 N Avon 0 0

Charles Mix County

8 NE Wagner 0 0

Bon Homme County

Scotland 0 0

Bon Homme County

3 W Scotland 0 0

Bon Homme County

Scotland 0 0

Kingsbury County

Arlington 0 0

Hutchinson County

9 SE Tripp 0 0

Hutchinson County

4 SW Menno 0 0

Yankton County

6 W Midway 0 0

Turner County

11 NW Irene 0 0

Yankton County

5 N Mayfield 0 0

Yankton County

3 SW Irene 0 0

Turner County

3 NW Centerville 0 0

Clay County

3 SE Irene 0 0

Lincoln County

3 SW Canton 0 0

Union County

6 S Alcester 0 0

Thunderstorm winds blew down trees and

power lines.

Lincoln County

2 S Fairview 0 0

Charles Mix County

2 SE Platte 0 0

Gregory County

4 E Fairfax 0 0

Jerauld County

11 SW Wessington Spg 0 0 30K

3 S Wessington Spgs

Large hail broke windows in houses and

vehicles, dented vehicles, damaged siding,

and damaged crops for several miles. The

amount of crop damage was not known.

Charles Mix County

1 W Marty 0 0

Jerauld County

Wessington Spgs 0 0

Beadle County

5 S Wessington 0 0

Jerauld County

Wessington Spgs 0 0

Sanborn County

6 SW Woonsocket 0 0

Sanborn County

4 N Letcher 0 0

Miner County

9 S Fedora 0 0

Large hail damaged corn and soybean

crops. The amount of crop damage was

not known.

Miner County

3 SW Howard to 0 0 30K

Howard

Large hail broke windows in buildings

and vehicles, dented vehicles, and

damaged siding. The hail caused minor

damage to corn crops and more extensive

damage to soybean crops in the area.

The amount of crop damage was not known.

Miner County

Epiphany 0 0

Large hail damaged soybean and corn

crops. The amount of crop damage was

not known.

Union County

6 N Elk Pt 0 0

Miner County

3 NW Canova to 0 0

Canova

Large hail broke windows and damaged

crops. The amount of property and crop

damage was not known.

Miner County

4 NE Canova 0 0

Lake County

8 SW Madison 0 0

Lake County

8 W Madison 0 0

Lake County

Franklin 0 0

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including numerous branches blown down.

Minnehaha County

9 W Dell Rapids 0 0

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls 0 0

Heavy rain caused flooding of numerous

streets, especially at intersections,

with up to three feet of water on some

roads. Several vehicles stalled on the

flooded streets. Basement flooding was

also reported.

Mccook County

10 NE Salem 0 0

Heavy rain caused flooding of roads and

fields.

SOUTH DAKOTA, West

Harding County

17 E Ludlow 0 0 0 0

Harding County

1 N Ralph 0 0 0 0

Perkins County

11 NW Prairie City 0 0 0 0

A severe thunderstorm moved across far

northwest South Dakota during the

evening, producing hail to the size of

golf balls near the North Dakota border.

Fall River County

Oelrichs 0 0 0 0

Pennington County

5 S Creighton 0 0 0 0

Pennington County

3 NE Creighton 0 0 0 0

Pennington County

12 NE Quinn 0 0 0 0

Hail covered the ground.

Pennington County

12 N Wall 0 0 0 0

Haakon County

13 W Philip to 0 0 0 0

4 W Philip

Ziebach County

Cherry Creek 0 0 0 0

Jackson County

4 E Cactus Flats 0 0 0 0

Jackson County

9 SW Kadoka 0 0 0 0

Severe thunderstorms developed quickly

across far eastern Pennington County

and western Haakon County. These storms

moved east-southeast across Haakon

County and northern Jackson County.

Hail to the size of golf balls fell

across the area, with the largest hail

reported north and east of Wall.

TENNESSEE, Central

Davidson County

Nashville 0 0

A few trees were blown down around the

county.

Wilson County

2 E Lebanon 0 0

Nickel size hail reported by trained

spotter.

Marshall County

6.4 SE Lewisburg 0 0

Sheriffs office reported a tree down on

Tally Rd.

Lawrence County

1.2 S Liberty Grove 0 0 1K

3 large shallow rooted oak trees were

uprooted at 111 Peppertown Rd.

Lawrence County

2 S Liberty Grove 0 0 5K

A home located at Rebecca and

Peppertown Road lost its porch. Also, a

nearby storage trailer was blown over

and swept into a nearby pond.

Lawrence County

1.7 WSW Lawrencebut 0 0 4K

.9 NW Lawrenceburg

Winds gusting about 70 mph struck in

the vicinity of the Lwrenceburg

Municipal Airport. An old storage

building, made out of cinder block with

a metal roof, lost part of its roof

near the intersection of Norton Road

and Lone Star Rd. A tree was down on

180 Hillview Road and also on Gimlet

Road.

Giles County

Countywide 0 0

EMA Director said that a tree was down

on a power line on Gunter Ridge Rd.

TDOT reported several trees were down

around the county as well.

Maury County

Columbia 0 0

A tree was blown down in Columbia.

TENNESSEE, East

Marion County

South Pittsburg 0 0 2K

One tree was downed on Long Island Road

in South Pittsburg.

Marion County

4 E Jasper 0 0 2K

One tree was downed on Mullens Cove

Road four miles east of Jasper.

TENNESSEE, South Central

Lincoln County

Elora 0 0

A few power lines were blown down.

Franklin County

Cowan 0 0

A few power lines were blown down.

Franklin County

Winchester 0 0

Greenhaw Road was closed due to several

inches of water covering the road.

TENNESSEE, West

Tipton County

Burtison 0 0 5K

A large oak tree and several power

lines were knocked down.

Shelby County

Memphis 0 0 1K

A large sign on Interstate 240 was

damaged.

Tipton County

Covington 0 0 1K

Several large tree limbs were knocked

down.

Fayette County

6 N Rossville 0 0 1K

A few large tree limbs were blown down.

Madison County

7 N Jackson 0 0 1K

A couple of roads were flooded.

TEXAS, Central

Mcculloch County

Fife 0 0

Haskell County

Rochester 0 0

Haskell County

1 S O Brien to 0 0

O Brien

TEXAS, Central Southeast

TXZ163-199-213>214

49 0

Deaths were all associated with the

evacuation for Hurricane Rita, both

before and after Rita’s arrival. Rita

made landfall just east of the

Texas/Louisiana border early Saturday

morning, September 24th.

F17VE, F750T, M83VE, F910T, F580U,

M10T, M51VE, F72VE, F50PH, M63PH,

F710T, F290T, F30VE, M65VE, F72VE,

M660T, M580T, F67VE, F69VE, F83VE,

M24VE, F43VE, F92PH, M80VE, F790T,

M71PH, M900T, F860T, M85VE, M83VE,

M92VE, F270U, F910T, F73VE, ??OU, ??OU,

F68VE, M53VE, M710T, M810T, F800U,

F76PH, M44PH, F43PH, F62VE, F590T,

M290T, F93VE, F760T

TXZ163>164-

177>179-199>200-

213>214-237>238

3 3 159.5M

The eye of Hurricane Rita moved ashore

in extreme southwest Louisiana between

Sabine Pass and Johnson’s Bayou In

Cameron Parish with a minimum central

pressure of 937 mb and maximum

sustained winds of 120 mph. Rita was a

Category 3 hurricane at landfall.

TEXAS, Central Southeast

Two and a half weeks after Hurricane

Katrina made her final and devastating

landfall along the northern Gulf coast,

all eyes turned to Tropical Storm Rita

as she moved westward through the

central Bahamas. On Tuesday, September

20th, Rita rapidly intensified while

moving west through the Florida Straits

into the Gulf of Mexico. Rita reached

Category 2 intensity as the center

passed about 50 miles south of Key West

and significantly impacted the Florida

Keys.

After entering the Gulf of Mexico, Rita

intensified at an astounding rate going

from Category 2 to Category 5 intensity

in 24 hours. Following this rapid

intensification period, sustained winds

reached 165 mph on the afternoon of

Wednesday, September 21st. Since early

Monday, Rita had been consistently

forecast to make landfall along the

upper southeast Texas coast, when the

120 hour forecast from the National

Hurricane Center depicted a landfall

near San Luis Pass. Emergency

management officials, members of the

media, and residents of southeast Texas

had been watching Rita closely and

planning their course of action on

Monday and Tuesday. Therefore, even

though the hurricane was still 620

miles southeast of Galveston, everyone

had the images of Hurricane Katrina’s

impact on the central Gulf of Mexico

coast still fresh in mind, and an

unprecedented, largely voluntary

evacuation began on Wednesday across

southeast Texas. Emergency management

officials ordered a mandatory

evacuation for coastal sections of

southeast Texas beginning at 6 PM on

Wednesday. However, residents waiting

until then to begin their evacuation

found roadways in and around the

densely populated Houston/Galveston

area already jammed with motorists who

had left earlier in the day.

The fear of Katrina-like impacts

prompted many inland residents to

evacuate even though they were not at

risk from storm surge flooding.

Therefore, an incredible number of

people left, with officials estimating

the total to be over 2.5 million.

Although the gridlock and gasoline

shortages frustrated many evacuees, the

evacuation had been ordered very early,

and there was ample time for residents

to escape the region before the onset

of adverse conditions, which were

expected on Friday afternoon. By early

Thursday morning, September 22nd, Rita

had strengthened further and reached a

peak intensity of 175 mph winds with a

minimum central pressure of 897 mbs.

This was the third lowest pressure on

record at that time for the Atlantic

basin, and displaced Katrina to fifth

on the most intense hurricane list. An

upper-level disturbance passing well

north of Katrina early on Thursday

briefly induced a more northward motion

and altered Rita’s motion from

west-northwest to northwest. Although

this change in motion was only slight;

it spared the densely populated

Houston/Galveston area from a direct

hit and shifted the forecast track and

eventual landfall point to the right.

Residents of extreme southeast Texas

and southwest Louisiana were then

expected to experience the brunt of

Rita. Fortunately, Rita weakened to a

Category 3 hurricane on Friday,

September 23rd, prior to landfall which

occurred around 2:30 AM Saturday

morning just east of the

Texas/Louisiana border between Sabine

Pass and Johnson’s Bayou. Rita caused

devastating storm surge flooding and

wind damage in southwest Louisiana and

extreme southeast Texas.

Hurricane Rita was the strongest

hurricane to make landfall across this

portion of the U.S. coastline since

Hurricane Audrey (1957). Rita affected

a large inland area from southeast

Texas across southwest and into

south-central Louisiana. Widespread

damage consisting of downed trees and

power lines occurred generally along

and east of a line from Crystal Beach

to Liberty to Livingston to Lufkin in

Texas. Although Rita tracked 50 miles

east of Lake Livingston, sustained

northerly winds of 40 to 60 mph

occurred across the lake, generating a

lake surge that damaged the dam. Fear

that the dam could break forced an

evacuation of communities immediately

downstream as a precautionary measure.

Emergency water releases from the dam

on Saturday quickly abated this danger.

Moderate beach erosion occurred from

Freeport to High Island. Dunes

protecting many beach houses along the

west end of Galveston Island and

Surfside in Brazoria County were washed

away. Large geotubes along portions of

the west end of Galveston Island and

also along portions of the Bolivar

Peninsula did reduce erosion in areas

where they were installed.

Most flooding was due to high tides

along Galveston Island and the Bolivar

Peninsula. Most of this flooding

actually occurred near the time of

landfall as water in Galveston Bay was

pushed south out of the Bay onto the

north facing shores of the island and

the peninsula. Tides remained high on

Saturday (after Rita made landfall) as

strong westerly winds pushed water into

East Bay. No significant flooding

occurred due to heavy rain.

All of the associated effects of

Hurricane Rita in southeast Texas

resulted in 3 direct fatalities, 3

injuries and $159.5 million in property

and crop damage. In addition, the

massive evacuation resulted in at least

49 indirect fatalities, mostly due to

excessive heat and the transportation

of the elderly out of harm’s way.

In Harris County, tropical storm force

sustained winds with gusts near 60 mph

caused numerous trees to be blown down

resulting in widespread power outages

that lasted for six days in some areas.

Roof, fence, sign, and glass damage

estimates was around $90 million. The

greatest loss was to inventory spoilage

of food due to power outages. There

were at least 34 indirect fatalities

before, during and after Hurricane

Rita. The majority of these fatalities

occurred during the evacuation prior to

Rita and were the result of excessive

heat and transporting the elderly.

In Brazoria County, tropical storm

force sustained winds with gusts near

50 mph caused some tree damage and

power outages for a couple of days.

Minor damage was reported in Surfside

to roads and a few homes. Total damage

was around $500,000.

In Montgomery County, tropical storm

force winds with gusts to near

hurricane force were observed. Damage

was mainly to fences, roofs, and mobile

homes and totaled approximately $2.5

million. There were 13 indirect

fatalities. Ten of the deaths were

evacuation related while 3 deaths were

carbon monoxide poisoning with no

electricity in the home.

In Walker County, tropical storm force

winds with gusts to near hurricane

force were observed. Damage was mainly

to fences, roofs, and mobile homes and

totaled approximately $1.5 million.

In Galveston County, tropical storm

force sustained winds with gusts to

hurricane force were reported across

the county, especially on the Bolivar

Peninsula. Numerous power poles and

road signs were blown down on Bolivar.

Many of the beach homes received roof

damage. Numerous trees were down with

small structure damage on High Island.

Power was out to most of the county on

Saturday. In Galveston’s historic

district, a large brick-covered side of

a three-story building collapsed and

three other buildings caught fire and

were destroyed during the height of the

storm. There were three directly

related injuries. A thirty-year-old

woman suffered severe burns in the fire

and two firefighters had minor

injuries. Small structure, dock, and

pier damage along with downed power

lines occurred across Galveston Island.

Total damage across the county was

around $15 million.

In Chambers County, tropical storm

force winds with gusts in excess of

hurricane force were observed. Damage

consisted of downed trees, destroyed

metal buildings and awnings, and downed

power poles. One frame building near

Winnie received major damage. Power was

out throughout the county for up to

seven days. Total damage across the

county was around $8 million. One

indirect fatality occurred in the

county.

In Liberty County, tropical storm force

winds with gusts in excess of hurricane

force were observed. Damage consisted

of downed trees, destroyed metal

buildings and awnings, and downed power

poles. Power was out throughout the

county for up to seven days. Total

damage across the county was around $7

million. There were two direct

fatalities. In Hardin, a man and a

woman were killed when a tree fell on

the home they were sleeping in.

In Polk and San Jacinto Counties,

tropical storm force winds with gusts

to near hurricane force were observed.

Widespread trees were down with many

trees taking down power lines. Some

trees fell onto homes and caused

considerable damage. Widespread power

outages were observed across both

counties. Lake Livingston Dam reported

a wind gust of 117 mph around 5:30 AM

Saturday morning. This wind sensor was

on the dam and the wind was blowing

across the lake. With the reduced

friction across the lake’s surface,

this wind gust report is reasonable.

The strong wind blowing along the lake

created a storm surge of approximately

1.5 feet at the dam. This high water

and the wave action damaged the dam

which required emergency releases from

the lake to stabilize the dam. The

damage in Polk County was around $23

million with $20 million of that being

damage to the dam at Lake Livingston.

Damage in San Jacinto County was

estimated at $10 million. There was one

direct fatality in San Jacinto County.

A three-year-old female was killed

instantly by a tree falling on to her

home in Point Blank.

In Houston and Trinity Counties,

tropical storm force winds with gusts

to near 50 mph were observed. Numerous

trees were down resulting in numerous

power outages. One heat related

indirect death occurred in Houston

County during the evacuation. Total

damage for both Houston and Trinity

counties was near $2 million.

No tornadoes were reported with Rita.

Maximum rainfall amounts with Rita were

between 4 and 6 inches in and around

the New Caney area of Montgomery

County. M43PH, F56PH, F3PH

TEXAS, Extreme West

El Paso County

El Paso 0 0

Local newscast showed video of flooded

streets with police officers closing

intersections.

El Paso County

El Paso 0 0 20K

A cluster of thunderstorms dropped 1.5

to 3 inches of rain on mainly east El

Paso, where numerous water rescues were

performed due to major street flooding.

TEXAS, Mid – South

Nueces County

3 W Calallen 0 0

Law enforcement observed and took

pictures of a tornado near FM 624 and

CR 73, just inside the county line. The

tornado moved northeast for a brief

time over open county, producing no

damage.

Aransas County

Rockport 0 0

Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall

trained across far eastern San

Patricio, Aransas, and southern Refugio

counties. Doppler radar estimated

between 2 and 3 inches of rain fell

across Aransas county in a 1 to 2 hour

timeframe, resulting in flooding of

several roadways in and around

Rockport. Most notable was the State

Highway 35 bypass at Market Street.

Nueces County

Flour Bluff Jet 0 1

Lightning struck a 14-year-old girl

carrying an umbrella in the Wal-Mart

parking lot in Flour Bluff off of

Graham Road. The girl suffered minor

injuries to her hand as well as ringing

in her ears and a headache.

TEXAS, North

Wise County

3 E Boyd 0 0 5K

Barn damaged between Boyd and Rhome.

Denton County

Roanoke 0 0

Dallas County

Coppell 0 0

Tarrant County

2 E Grapevine 0 0

Reported on the north side of the

Dallas/Fort Worth airport.

Dallas County

Mesquite 0 0

Reported by ASOS.

Palo Pinto County

13 S Mineral Wells 0 0

Reported south of New Salem.

Kaufman County

Crandall 0 0

Tree limbs broken off.

Hood County

Tolar 0 1 500K

36 homes were damaged; 2 homes and 4

barns were destroyed. A young girl was

injured when her mobile home flipped 3

times. The damage swath stretched from

west to east for about a mile and a

half. Also, numerous trees ranging in

diameter from six inches to two feet

were blown down.

Somervell County

4 N Glen Rose 0 0

Comanche Peak Power Plant reported

large tree limbs broken off.

Van Zandt County

Grand Saline 0 0

Tree limbs down.

Mills County

9 SW Mullin 0 0

Occurred near Big Valley.

TXZ094-094-

104>105-107-148

0 0 40K

Hurricane Rita made landfall in the

early morning hours on Saturday,

September 24. Rita was a dangerous

Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson

scale as she moved over Sabine Pass,

Texas. Rita was downgraded to a

Tropical Storm by early afternoon. As

Rita moved north and then east along a

Jasper, TX, to Lufkin, TX, to

Shreveport, LA line … torrential

rains and strong winds were felt well

away from the eye. Most of eastern

Texas was placed under an Inland

Tropical Storm warning through the

evening. The storm knocked dozens of

trees and power poles down as it moved

through north Texas. Gusts near 50 MPH

were recorded in Hunt and Hopkins

counties. Wind damage in the form of

downed trees and power poles was

reported in Anderson, Collin, Fannin,

Hopkins, and Hunt counties. Roof damage

also occured in Collin and Hunt.

Grayson County

Howe 0 0 5K

Lightning struck a house and caused an

attic fire.

Denton County

1 N Denton 0 0

Grayson County

4 N Sherman 0 0

Nickel size hail reported in Knollwood.

Grayson County

Sherman 0 0 60K

The roof of a bookstore caved in and

the front windows were all blown out at

the intersection of North Grand and

Texoma Parkway. A portable building

blew across U.S. 75, leaving a trail of

debris on both service roads and the

north and southbound traffic lanes.

Signs along U.S. 75 blew down near

Washington Street. A tree fell on and

destroyed a sunroom at a residence on

McGee Street. Power lines were blown

down across the city.

Grayson County

1 E Van Alstyne 0 0

A tree was blown down.

Fannin County

8 SSW Bonham 0 0 10K

Widespread wind damage, including trees

and power lines down.

Lamar County

3 SE Roxton 0 0 5K

A barn was damaged by high winds.

Hunt County

4 NW Celeste 0 0 3K

A barn roof was damaged.

Delta County

Cooper 0 0

Power outages were reported in town.

Collin County

Princeton 0 0 15K

Trees, fences, and power lines knocked

down.

Hopkins County

2 SE Tira 0 0

Hunt County

Lone Oak 0 0 5K

Power poles and tree limbs broken.

Dallas County

12 E Dallas 0 0 5K

Large tree limbs down and power poles

snapped.

Dallas County

Rowlett 0 0 10K

Widespread wind damage occurred,

including trees and power lines down.

Rockwall County

4 WSW Rockwall 0 0 5K

Trees and power lines down.

Dallas County

Mesquite 0 0

Ellis County

Ferris 0 0

Young County

Olney 0 0

TEXAS, North Panhandle

Collingsworth County

3 NNW Dodson 0 0 2K

Whole large trees blown down knocking

down two thousand feet of power line.

One home lost power … however no

power poles broken or downed. No

injuries were reported.

Severe thunderstorms across the

southeastern Texas panhandle during the

early evening hours produced damaging

winds but no injuries were reported.

Collingsworth County

2 W Wellington 0 0

A severe thunderstorm over the

southeastern Texas panhandle during the

early morning hours produced large

hail. No damage or injuries were

reported.

Donley County

Hedley 0 0

Donley County

Hedley 0 0

Donley County

3 SE Hedley 0 0

Donley County

Hedley 0 0 50K

Donley County

1 E Hedley 0 0

Collingsworth County

1.5 W Quail 0 0

Collingsworth County

2 N Wellington 0 0

Collingsworth County

Wellington 0 0

Severe thunderstorms across the

southeastern Texas panhandle produced

large hail during the early evening

hours. The large hail was known to have

damaged several vehicles … including

the Warning and Coordination

Meteorologist’s own vehicle … along

U.S. Highway 287 in and near Hedley.

There were no reports of injuries.

Ochiltree County

Perryton 0 0

Ochiltree County

3 E Perryton 0 0

Ochiltree County

Perryton 0 0

Ochiltree County

15 SW Perryton 0 0

Lipscomb County

Booker 0 0

Ochiltree County

13 NE Perryton 0 0

Hail reported to be three inches deep

in the extreme northeastern corner of

Ochiltree county.

Roberts County

29 NW Miami 0 0

Roberts County

29 NW Miami 0 0

Ochiltree County

15 SSE Perryton 0 0

Reported at Wolf Creek Park

Roberts County

Miami 0 0

Roberts County

Miami 0 0

Roberts County

Miami 0 0

Wheeler County

2 NE Wheeler 0 0

Wheeler County

8 ENE Wheeler 0 0

Severe thunderstorms moved across the

eastern third of the Texas panhandle

during the late afternoon and evening

hours producing large hail. No damage

or injuries were reported.

TEXAS, Northeast

TXZ152-165>167

1 0

Hurricane Rita moved onshore the

Southeast Texas/Southwest Louisiana

coast during the early morning hours of

September 24, 2005 and moved northward

into portions of East Central Texas

during the predawn hours. The hurricane

remained a category two storm as it

moved northward into extreme eastern

Angelina County, extreme southeast

Nacogdoches County, San Augustine

County and Sabine County Texas. A NWS

Storm Survey was conducted of the

hardest hit areas of East Central Texas

and this region experienced widespread

damage consistent of winds with a

category two hurricane. A few hundred

homes experienced damage that varied

from shingles off roofs to collapsed

carports or awnings to damage caused by

downed trees on top of homes,

businesses and automobiles.

Particularly hard hit areas were those

surveyed near and east of the Sam

Rayburn Reservoir of East Central

Texas. This region experienced winds

adjacent to the northern and eastern

eyewall of Hurricane Rita and extensive

damage was observed to many rural homes

and communities along the storms path.

Much of this region was without power

during the height of the storm. There

was one direct fatality resulting from

the storm when a downed tree fell

across a man outside his residence.

There was one indirect fatality from

the storm when a young woman touched a

downed powerline. A monetary amount was

not available at the time of this

report. M79OU

Shelby County

Center 0 0 1K

Flooding was reported across Hwy 96

just south of Center as the outer

feeder bands of Hurricane Rita moved

northward into east central Texas.

Shelby County

Center 0 0 1K

8.46 inches of rainfall fell across

Center, Texas as a result of Hurricane

Rita. The excessive heavy rainfall led

to widespread flooding through the city

with numerous roads underwater.

TEXAS, South

TXZ254>255

0 0

High surf associated with tidal

overflow from Hurricane Rita was

reported along coastal sections of

Cameron and Willacy counties. Severe

beach erosion was reported in Cameron

County, with a combined storm generated

swell and astronomical high tide

created a tidal effect 3 to 4 feet

above above normal along the

gulf-facing beaches of South Padre

Island. This storm tide caused 10 to 12

feet of erosion in the dunes and the

beaches of Boca Chica and South Padre

Island, Texas. The beaches were

reported as flooded by the late

afternoon hours on Thursday, September

22, 2005 and remained flooded through

the late afternoon hours of Saturday,

September 24, 2005.

Storm tides (including astronomical

tide, storm surge, and wind driven

waves) caused significant flooding of

the beaches along the lower Texas coast

from the Port Mansfield jetties

southward to the Rio Grande. Sea water

breached the dunes and man made burms

on South Padre Island. This caused

temporary flooding of Gulf Boulevard

and deposited several inches of beach

sand into several hotel and condominium

swimming pools. Sea water also washed

over State Road 100, just north of the

South Padre Island city limits, where

only the beach and natural sand dunes

exist. This flooding caused the closure

of all beach accesses north of beach

access number three. The building of

additional burms along the beaches and

dunes did prevent much of the sea water

from flooding within the City of South

Padre Island.

The Coast Guard station at South Padre

Island reported temporary flooding

conditions with eight inches of

standing water on the grounds

coincident with high tide on September

24, 2005. This is consistent with

reports of above normal tidal

conditions and given the proximity of

the Coast Guard station to the island

jetties. Wave action in the south bay

of the Laguna Madre was strong enough

to generate the temporary flooding

conditions.

TEXAS, South Central

Medina County

D Hanis to 0 0

Yancey

Showers and thunderstorms formed in the

early evening over western Medina and

northern Frio Counties. They showed

little movement through the evening,

weakening and dissipating near

midnight. The storms produced a general

1 inch rain over the west and central

parts of Medina County, with the

heaviest amounts near 3 inches just

north of D’Hanis and near Yancey.

FM1796 was closed north of D’Hanis.

Flash flooding closed FM2200 and FM462

near Yancey.

Frio County

Moore to 0 0

Big Foot

Showers and thunderstorms formed in the

early evening over western Medina and

northern Frio Counties. They showed

little movement through the evening,

weakening and dissipating near

midnight. The storms produced between 1

and 2 inches of rain in the northeast

part of Frio County. The highest

accumulation was 4 inches near Big

Foot. FM462 and FM472 were closed due

to high water near Big Foot.

Medina County

10 N D Hanis to 0 0

D Hanis

After showers and thunderstorms had

dissipated near midnight, additional

storms began to develop in the early

morning hours across the central part

of the county. This activity began to

dissipate in the mid morning, after

having produced between 1 and 2 inch

rain totals across central Medina

County. Maximum rainfall totals were 4

inches near D’Hanis, where soils were

already saturated from the previous

night’s rainfall. FM1796 was closed

again north of D’Hanis.

Travis County

Beecaves to 0 0

Oak Hill

Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms

formed in southwestern Travis County in

the late morning and produced a general

1 inch rain over the area. Highest rain

totals were 3 inches just east of Bee

Cave. FM2244 was closed due to flash

flooding just east of Bee Cave.

Atascosa County

Northeast Portion 0 0

Showers and thunderstorms that formed

in northeast Atascosa County in the

early afternoon were very slow-moving

through the mid afternoon period. They

produced a general 1 to 2 inch rainfall

in the northeast part of the county,

with highest totals of 4 inches just

east of Espey. Roads were closed due to

high water from Espey and Leming

northeastward to the Bexar County line,

including FM536 and FM1784.

Bexar County

2 SE Losoya to 0 0

5 SE Losoya

Showers and thunderstorms through the

late morning and early afternoon in

southeast Bexar County produced general

1 to 2 inch totals. Highest amounts

were 3 inches southeast of Losoya to

where Priest Road intersects IH-37

south of Loop 1604. Mathis Road just

west of IH-37 near the 122 mile marker

was closed due to flash flooding along

West Lucas Creek.

Medina County

South Portion 0 0

Showers and thunderstorms again

reformed in Medina County in the early

afternoon, producing an additional inch

of rain over the south part of the

county. Between 2 and 3 inches fell in

the area from D’Hanis to Hondo to

Yancey. Flash flooding developed

quickly over the saturated soils,

closing FM2200 between D’Hanis and

Yancey and FM462 between Hondo and

Yancey.

Burnet County

10 N Burnet 0 0

Showers and thunderstorms produced

between 1 and 2 inches of rain over

northwestern Burnet County. The

heaviest rain fell north of SH29 and

west of FM693, where up to 4 inches was

reported. In the mid morning, the

Sheriffs Department closed US281 around

10 miles north of Burnet due to flash

flooding.

TEXAS, South Panhandle

Briscoe County

20 NE Silverton 0 0

Structural damage to a concrete and

cinder block wall; the structure was

blown down at the intersection of

Highway 70 and 256.

Motley County

Roaring Spgs 0 0

Matador Fire Department reported wind

damage in Roaring Springs, TX including

destruction to many car ports and

out-buildings. Numerous trees and

powerlines downed by thunderstorm wind

gusts.

Lamb County

12 S Olton 0 0

TXZ035

0 0 10K

The National Weather Service in

Lubbock, TX conducted a damage survey

on September 13, 2005 across portions

of the City of Lubbock. A media storm

chaser measured a thunderstorm wind

gust of 56 mph near the Lubbock

Christian University at 2:10 PM CST. In

the vicinity, near the intersection of

29th Street and Bangor Street was a

structure used as a roof covering to

prevent water leaks into the residence.

The covering was not secured well to

the home and acted as a sail when the

thunderstorm wind gust impacted the

structure. The covering was blown off

the roof and was damaged and also

resulted in damage to a large tree

adjacent to the residence. A few blocks

to the east, near the intersection of

34th Street and Quaker Street, the SBC

building sustained minor damage to an

air conditioning unit. The covering to

the unit was blown off the roof and

into power lines where it was

suspended. Small tree limbs were

downed, however both areas had loose

structures and/or items nearby that

were not impacted.

Dickens County

Dickens 0 0

Lynn County

5 SW Grassland 0 0

Citizen located 5 miles north of Draw.

Lynn County

5 E Tahoka 0 0

Dickens County

Afton 0 0

Dickens County

Afton 0 0

Garza County

7 NW Post 0 0

Garza County

2 NW Post 0 0

Cottle County

10 SW Paducah 0 0

Measured by the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet station. Several large trees

downed by thunderstorm wind gusts as

reported by an NWS Cooperative Observer

near Paducah, TX.

King County

Dumont 0 0

Several large trees downed by estimated

65 mph winds from an NWS Cooperative

Observer.

King County

Grow 0 0

Reported by an NWS Cooperative Observer

located 15 miles south of Paducah or

near the town of Grow, TX.

Garza County

15 E Post 0 0

Kent County

10 WSW Clairemont 0 0

Crosby County

10 SE Crosbyton 0 0

Measured by the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet station located 6 miles

northwest of White River Lake.

Lamb County

Littlefield 0 0

Lamb County

2 E Fieldton 0 0

Lamb County

Olton 0 0

Lynn County

1 N New Home 0 0

Lubbock County

3 S Woodrow 0 0

Lubbock County

4 W Slaton 0 0

Golfball to Hen egg sized hail covering

the ground.

Hale County

Hale Center 0 0

Lubbock County

4 W Slaton 0 0 75K

Golfball, tennis ball and baseball

sized hail covering the ground. Hail

lasted for 4 minutes.

Lubbock County

Slaton 0 0

Floyd County

2 NE Floydada 0 0

Measured by the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet station.

Floyd County

2 N Floydada 0 0

Floyd County

4 S Floydada 0 0

TXZ035

0 0 150K

High winds associated with downburst

and heat burst conditions resulted in

extensive damage across the City of

Lubbock, TX. A series of thunderstorms

developed across the NWS Lubbock area

of responsibility during the mid and

late afternoon hours on Saturday,

September 17 2005. A large ridge of

high pressure was situated across

southeast Texas. The clockwise

circulation around this broad ridge

allowed a channel of Pacific moisture

to stream over the area and interact

with sultry temperatures well into the

90s. In fact, the high temperature on

Saturday at the Lubbock International

Airport reached 98 degrees which tied

the previous record set in 1997.

Between 8:30 PM CST and 12:30 AM CST,

an area of dissipating thunderstorms

progressed across the area from

southwest to northeast over Terry,

Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Garza and

Crosby counties. As this activity

pushed through the region, strong winds

and associated heat bursts occurred at

several locations. A heat burst occurs

when air rapidly descends from a

dissipating thunderstorm, typically

with very little if any rainfall. As

the air sinks, compression will force

heating, drying and a rapid rise in

surface temperature. In addition to a

rise in temperature, heat bursts can be

accompanied by strong and gusty wind.

The hail and strong winds Saturday

night and early Sunday morning resulted

in varied amounts of damage across the

area. Large trees and/or tree branches

were downed; structural damage occurred

to car ports and overhang protection to

resident porches; cotton plants were

destroyed; automobiles, roofing and

related structures were damaged. The

damage to automobiles and other windows

occurred as nearby gravel was lifted by

the strong wind and penetrated

windshields and side windows.

The National Weather Service in

Lubbock, TX conducted a damage survey

at the Memorial Baptist Church in

Lubbock. The church had a large hail

and rain roof in place above a

permanent roof. This covering was made

of sheet metal and had an overlap of

approximately six inches on the south

facing wall. When the strong south wind

ranging between 65 and 70 mph breached

this roof, the metal was pealed off and

became airborne and landed on trees on

the north side of the church, as well

as a residence across the street.

Several of the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet stations measured the heat

burst and high wind events. The

National Weather Service Forecast

Office in Lubbock, located in the

Science Spectrum Building, measured a

15 degree rise in temperature with a 67

mph wind gust at 10:55 PM CST. The

following are some of the more

significant measurements:

Brownfield 2 south, 8 degree rise, 53

mph gust, 9:25 PM CST. Lubbock 3 west,

13 degree rise, 53 mph gust, 11:10 PM

CST. Slaton 2 northeast, 15 degree

rise, 56 mph gust, 11:30 PM CST. Ralls

1 southeast, 12 degree rise, 57 mph

gust, 12:20 AM CST.

In comparison, stations measuring less

rise in temperature measured lower wind

speed gusts:

Lamesa 2 southeast, 5 degree rise, 27

mph gust, 10:35 PM CST. Graham 5

southwest, 4 degree rise, 35 mph gust,

11:10 PM CST.

TEXAS, Southeast

TXZ180>182-201-

021>216

1 0 2.1B

Although Hurricane Rita made landfall

just east of the Texas – Louisiana

border, she moved northwest and moved

across southeast Texas in the morning

hours of September 24th as a dangerous

category 3 hurricane with sustained

winds of 120 mph. Along the coast of

Jefferson County, storm surges near 10

feet occurred near Sabine Pass, where

over 90 percent of the homes were

severely damaged or destroyed. The

storm surge backed up the Sabine River,

and flooded a small section of downtown

Orange with around 4 to 5 feet of storm

surge. Winds blew over 100 mph across

the entire region, snapping and

uprooting trees, and damaged over

125,000 homes and businesses. Some

homes in rural Jasper and Newton

counties did not have electricity

restored for over six weeks. One direct

fatality occurred in Jasper County when

a tree fell on a mobile home. Six other

indirect fatalities occurred in

Jefferson County in Beaumont, where a

family died of carbon monoxide

poisoning after running a generator

inside their apartment. M?MH

Jasper County

Countywide 0 0 10K

Tyler County

Countywide 0 0 10K

Hurricane Rita produced over 10 inches

of rain in parts of Jasper and Tyler

counties, resulting in some serious

street flooding.

TEXAS, West

Borden County

Gail 0 0 5K 0

A severe thunderstorm produced nickel

sized hail and damaging wind gusts in

Gail on the evening of the 14th. The

hail, accompanied by severe winds,

broke windows in numerous structures.

Borden County

Gail 0 0 5K 0

A severe thunderstorm produced nickel

sized hail and damaging wind gusts in

Gail on the evening of the 14th. The

hail, accompanied by severe winds,

broke windows in numerous structures.

Pecos County

10 W Bakersfield 0 0 0 0

Borden County

15 NE Gail 0 0 0 0

A thunderstorm produced severe wind

gusts over northeastern Borden County,

breaking large tree limbs at a rural

residence.

Scurry County

Fluvanna 0 0 0 0

Pecos County

20 SE Ft Stockton 0 0 0 0

Pecos County

1 SE Ft Stockton 0 0 0 0

TEXAS, Western North

Hardeman County

7 SW Quanah 0 0 0 0

Hail was observed at the intersection

of Highway 104 and Hertz Road.

Foard County

2.5 SE Foard City 0 0

A storm chaser observed this tornado

develop from a high-precipitation

supercell. No known damage.

Knox County

2 N Truscott 0 0 7.5K

The roof was blown off a house.

Foard County

7 SSW Crowell 0 0

Knox County

4 ESE Truscott 0 0 0.50K

Six inch diameter tree limbs were

downed on FM 1756

Foard County

Crowell 0 0 0.75K

Three inch diameter tree limbs were

downed. There was also minor sign

damage. The shutters were blown off a

house.

TEXAS, Western North

Knox County

7 N Benjamin 0 0

A storm chaser observed a gustnado

north of Benjamin. This brief gustnado

was approximately 40 yards wide and

moved across open country.

Knox County

3 E Vera 0 0

Knox County

3 E Vera 0 0

Knox County

Truscott 0 0 25K

A grain elevator and carport were blown

over.

Knox County

3 E Vera 0 0

Baylor County

Seymour 0 0

Baylor County

Seymour 0 0

Knox County

5 SW Benjamin 0 0

Knox County

Benjamin 0 0

Foard County

Crowell 0 0

Hardeman County

7 S Chillicothe 0 0

Hardeman County

Chillicothe 0 0

Hardeman County

Chillicothe 0 0

Baylor County

Red Spgs 0 0

Baylor County

Seymour 0 0

Baylor County

Seymour 0 0

Baylor County

Lake Kemp 0 0

Baylor County

2 E Seymour 0 0

Hail was observed at the intersection

of Highway 422 and Highway 183.

Archer County

3 E Mankins 0 0

Archer County

4 NW Archer City 0 0

Hail was observed on Highway 25.

Archer County

Archer City 0 0

Archer County

Archer City 0 0

Archer County

1 E Scotland 0 0

Clay County

Lake Arrowhead 0 0

Archer County

5 W Archer City 0 0

Severe storms produced hail across

portions of western north Texas along

with parts of southwest and central

Oklahoma. This event continued into the

early morning hours of the first day of

October.

UTAH, East

UTZ022>025-027>029

0 0

As the monsoon season came to a close

there was little change in the long

term hydrologic drought situation from

the previous month across eastern Utah.

Abnormally dry to moderate drought

conditions continued to grip southeast

and east-central Utah, while long term

water supply remained a concern for the

rest of the area. For a continuation on

this drought situation please see the

October 2005 Storm Data publication.

San Juan County

31 NW Monticello to 0 0

2 S Montezuma Creek

Minor flooding occurred in many areas

of San Juan County as a result of heavy

rains. Mud up to 5 inches in depth was

deposited on roads.

Grand County

9 NW Moab 0 0 3K

Heavy rain producing thunderstorms

caused several feet of water to flow

through Seven Mile Canyon, flooding a

BLM campground. A camper caught in the

flood had to evacuate his trailer and

climb into his truck via the roof and

drive to higher ground while watching

his trailer get lifted off its jacks

and float about 15 feet from its

original position.

San Juan County

28 W Blanding 0 0

Heavy rain producing thunderstorms

caused normally dry canyons to run with

4 to 5 feet of water in portions of

Natural Bridges National Monument.

San Juan County

6 WSW Bluff 0 0

San Juan County

Bluff 0 0 12K

At least a dozen two-foot diameter

trees were snapped off like match

sticks, and swamp coolers were blown

off the roofs of several houses. Many

other trees suffered damage.

Grand County

Thompson 0 0

Grand County

10 W Crescent Jct to 0 0

3 W Crescent Jct

Grand County

1 W Crescent Jct to 0 0 5K

10 E Crescent Jct

Hail accumulations up to a foot deep

occurred in places along Interstate 70.

Several vehicles slid off the road and

others became stuck in deep hail. Snow

plows were called in to push the hail

off the highway.

UTAH, West and Central

Wayne County

5 E Fruita 0 0

Wayne County

Caineville 0 0

RAINWATER FILLED DRY WASHES AND FLOODED

ROADWAYS, INCLUDING SR 24.

Duchesne County

Fruitland 0 0

Portion of Camelot Rd. washed out.

Horse Ridge PAWS received 1.14″

Wasatch County

30 S Heber City 0 0

Large hail at Strawberry reservoir

Juab County

Levan 0 0

large hail destroyed local gardens and

knocked leaves off trees. Hail

accumulated to 4-5 inches in some spots.

Emery County

25 SW Green River 0 0 4K

large hail caused damage to cars.

Damage amount estimated

Box Elder County

Promontory Pt 0 0

At Promontory PT sensor

VERMONT, North and Central

Rutland County

Poultney 0 0 10K

Lightning struck a transmission line

near Poultney, VT which resulted in

power outages.

VTZ008

0 0 5K

A storm moved across the province of

Quebec during the afternoon and evening

of September 17th. The associated cold

front moved across the area during the

late afternoon. Showers and

thunderstorms interacted with winds

aloft with a short lived episode of

gusty winds in north central Vermont.

In East Barre, winds uprooted a few

trees. In addition, the soil was very

moist from previous rain.

VTZ004

0 0

Surface high pressure system over

western Ontario Province Friday,

September 23rd moved east across Quebec

Province Saturday morning, September

24th. Overnight low temperatures

reached at or below freezing in

portions of Essex county of Vermont

that were located away from the

Connecticut River.

VTZ001-005-017

0 0 250K

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across western Vermont during the

morning of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Damaging winds preceded

and followed the front. Trees and power

lines were blown down countywide across

both Grand Isle and Chittenden

counties, and thousands were without

power for a time. Winds were generally

estimated at sustained of 40 to 45 mph

with gusts over 50 mph. Peak winds

measured were 54 mph (47 knots) on

Colchester Reef and 53 mph (46 knots)

at Burlington Airport. A few specific

reports in Chittenden county included

numerous trees and power lines down in

the locations of South Burlington,

Richmond, Milton and Shelburne (with a

few roads closed in Shelburne). In

Richmond trees and power lines were

down on I-89, while in Milton an 80

foot tree was blown down. Extensive

damage was done to sailing docks along

the Burlington waterfront. In Grand

Isle county, specific reports included

numerous trees down in Alburg, Grand

Isle and Isle La Motte. In addition,

the ferry from Burlington, VT to Port

Kent, NY reported winds of 35 to 45

knots (40 to 52 mph) with 4 foot waves.

VTZ003-006-008

0 0 200K

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across north central and

northeast portions of Vermont during

the morning and early afternoon of

September 29th. The front was

accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the counties of

Lamoille, Orleans and Washington, with

thousands experiencing power outages at

times. Winds were generally estimated

at a sustained 35 to 45 mph with higher

gusts. A few specific reports were as

follows: In Orleans county, trees and

power lines were down in the towns of

Morgan, Craftsbury, Derby Line and

Brownington. Some schools in the county

released students early due to power

outages. In Newport, a tree was blown

down on a car, while minor roof damage

to a house was reported in Derby Line.

In Washington county, trees and power

lines were down in the towns of Warren,

Barre, Berlin (with a road blocked) and

Marshfield. Numerous trees were blown

down in Lamoille county in and around

Morrisville as well as the Stowe area.

VTZ011-019

0 0 150K

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across central and eastern

Vermont during the late morning and

afternoon of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the county of

Rutland, with numerous power outages.

Winds were generally sustained at an

estimated 35 to 45 mph with higher

gusts. A few specific reports were in

Rutland county, trees and power lines

were down in Pawlet, West Rutland (with

some roads blocked) and Killington. In

Middletown Springs, trees were down as

well as a tree blown down on a car.

VTZ002-009-016-018

0 0 250K

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across western Vermont during the

morning of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across both Franklin and

Addison counties, with numerous power

outages. Winds were generally sustained

at an estimated 35 to 45 mph with gusts

to over 50 mph. Diamond Island on Lake

Champlain reported 40 mph (35 knots)

winds. A few specific reports were

trees and wires down with a few roads

closed in the Franklin county towns of

Franklin, Georgia, Enosburg, Swanton

and Sheldon. A tree fell on a mobile

home in Georgia. In Addison county, an

extensive number of trees were blown

down in East Middlebury, Salisbury and

Lincoln areas.

VTZ010-012

0 0 200K

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across central and eastern

Vermont during the late morning and

afternoon of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the counties of

Orange and Windsor, with numerous power

outages. Winds were generally sustained

at an estimated 35 to 45 mph with

higher gusts. A few specific reports

were trees and wires down in the Orange

county towns of Bradford, Orange,

Tunbridge, Williamstown and Corinth. In

Randolph, a tree was blown down on a

house with some damage. Across Windsor

county trees and lines were down in

Bethel, White River Jct and

Springfield. In Norwich, trees were

down as well as a tree blown down on a

truck.

VTZ004-007

0 0 150K

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across northeast portions of

Vermont during the morning and early

afternoon of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the counties of

Caledonia and Essex with many

experiencing power outages at times.

Winds were generally estimated at a

sustained 35 to 45 mph with higher

gusts. A few specific reports were as

follows: In Caledonia county, trees and

lines were blown down in St Johnsbury,

Hardwick, Lyndon and Lyndonville. A

tree was blown down on top of a mobile

home in Lyndonville. Numerous trees

were reported blown down at Caledonia

County Airport with wind gusts to 52

mph (45 kts). In Essex county, trees

and power lines were down in the towns

of Concord, Island Pond and East Haven.

In Concord a road was blocked by downed

trees.

VERMONT, South

VTZ014

0 0

In the vicinity of Windham along Route

121, tree fell on power lines. The

sparking from the power lines started

fires. Along Jenks Way at Winhall

Station, wires were blown down.

VTZ013

0 0

Along Route 7N, falling limbs damaged a

car in the Bennington Pownal area. On

September 29, an intensifying low

pressure was north of Lake Ontario. A

sharp cold front trailed southward

along the west side of the Appalachain

Mountains. A strong pressure gradient

was across western New England. The

cold front moved quickly through

western New England during the

afternoon. A strong south wind occurred

over an extensive area prior to the

arrival of the cold front.

VIRGIN ISLANDS

NONE REPORTED.

VIRGINIA, East

Richmond County

Warsaw 0 0

Westmoreland

County

Oldhams 0 0

Virginia Beach (C)

2 SE Oceana 0 0 2K

Trees down at 1400 Block Harpers Road.

Middlesex County

8 E Urbanna 0 0 5K

Several structures damaged from falling

treetops near Greys Point campground.

VIRGINIA, Extreme Southwest

NONE REPORTED.

VIRGINIA, North

Frederick County

Cedar Creek 0 0 20K

Trees downed.

Frederick County

Stephens City 0 0 15K

Powerlines downed.

Fauquier County

Ada 0 0 30K

Several trees down with unconfirmed

damage to a house.

Rappahannock

County

Washington 0 0 10K

County officials reported powerlines

downed.

Rappahannock

County

Washington 0 0 20K

Several trees were downed around Little

Washington.

VAZ021

0 0

Temperatures fell into the lower to mid

30s causing widespread frost to form.

VIRGINIA, Northwest

NONE REPORTED.

VIRGINIA, Southwest

Patrick County

10 ESE Stuart 0 0

Thunderstorm winds downed two trees

close to a foot in diameter and also

torn shingles and shutters off a house

10 miles ESE of Stuart in Patrick

county.

Carroll County

Laurel Fork 0 0

Thunderstorm winds downed trees in

Laurel Fork during the afternoon of the

20th.

Henry County

Bassett 0 0

Henry County

Fieldale 0 0

Henry County

Martinsville City 0 0

Thunderstorm winds downed trees in

Bassett and Fieldale during the

afternoon of the 20th. The downed trees

in Fieldale fell on powerlines and

created power outages in Henry county.

The Emergency manager reported

thunderstorm winds downed a large tree

on a house in the City of Martinsville.

VAZ016

0 0 0

Dense fog developed on the 26th along

Interstate 77 in Carroll county near

Fancy Gap. The fog played havoc with

travelers, and contributed to several

accidents along southbound 1-77. State

police reported a 52-year-old North

Carolina man was killed after being

struck by a car along Interstate 77 in

Carroll County. The dense fog created

15 bumper-to-bumper accidents. An

estimated 50 cars were backed up for

five miles along the highway as police

shutdown the route.

WASHINGTON, Northeast

NONE REPORTED.

WASHINGTON, Northwest

Snohomish County

Everett 0 0 2K

A lightning strike blew a small hole in

a house and damaged some electrical

outlets.

Pierce County

Paradise Inn 0 0 200K

Heavy rain caused flooding, rockfalls,

and small mudslides around Mt Rainier

National Park. About 5 inches of rain

fell and many bridges and trails were

washed out, the heavy rain also damaged

some campgrounds.

WAZ006

0 0 50K

Strong winds knocked out power to about

5000 homes in Snohomish county. Fallen

trees also damaged a car and part of a

house.

WASHINGTON, Southeast

NONE REPORTED.

WASHINGTON, Southwest

NONE REPORTED.

WEST VIRGINIA, East

WVZ048>049-054

0 0

Temperatures fell into the lower to mid

30s causing widespread frost.

WEST VIRGINIA, North

NONE REPORTED.

WEST VIRGINIA, Southeast

NONE REPORTED.

WEST VIRGINIA, West

WVZ008>011-

016>020-028>032-

035>040-046>047

0 0

After a hot summer, the total monthly

rainfall was only 0.5 to 0.75 inches

for a majority of the northern lowlands

and the mountainous areas. In

Pocahontas County, the cooperative

observer at Frost measured only 0.3

inches of rain for a September total.

The airports at Parkersburg,

Clarksburg, and Elkins all reported

about a half inch of rain during the

month. Temperatures remained warmer

than normal. The long term Palmer

Drought Index was in the minus 2 to

minus 2.5 range. It was too late in the

growing season to affect most crops.

However, the surface water flow in

streams was at a minimum, with some

streams dry. By the end of the month,

Whitmer of eastern Randolph County was

in need of a water tanker to augment

their potable water supply.

WISCONSIN, Northeast

WIZ005-010>013-

018>019-021

0 0

Rainfall for the month of September was

generally within an inch of normal.

Green Bay had 3.08 inches of rain, 0.03

inch belowWISCONSIN, Northeast normal,

Wausau had 4.71 inches, 0.63 inch above

normal and Rhinelander had 3.19 inches,

0.92 inch below normal. On September

6th the U.S. Drought Monitor placed

parts of far northern Wisconsin in the

severe drought category (D2). Much of

that area remained in severe drought

for the rest of the month.

Waushara County

Hancock to 0 0

2 E Hancock

Waushara County

1 E Coloma to 0 0

2 W Richford

Thunderstorms that developed behind a

cold front produced large hail and

heavy rainfall as they passed through

central Wisconsin. Nickel size hail and

heavy rain reduced visibility to zero 2

miles west of Richford (Waushara co.)

and 4.42 inches of rain fell in a

little more than 2 hours at Plover

(Portage co.).

Waushara County

Plainfield 0 0

Portage County

3 SW Stevens Pt 0 0

Shawano County

Navarino 0 0

Waupaca County

Fremont to 0 0

New London

Winnebago County

Oshkosh Wittman Fld t 0 0 33K

2 N Oshkosh

Kewaunee County

2 N Casco 0 0

Kewaunee County

4 NNW Algoma 0 0 1K

Outagamie County

6 W Appleton to 0 0 1.1M

Freedom

Door County

Forestville 0 0

Calumet County

Darboy to 0 0

Sherwood

Calumet County

New Holstein 0 0

Outagamie County

Freedom 0 0

Brown County

2 SW Howard 0 0

Brown County

De Pere to 0 0 5K

Allouez

Brown County

4 N Wrightstown 0 0

Brown County

Ashwaubenon 0 0 50K

Brown County

De Pere 0 0 30K

Brown County

Green Bay 0 0 50K

Manitowoc County

Cooperstown 0 0

Manitowoc County

2.8 ENE Cooperstown 0 0

Door County

Sturgeon Bay 0 0

Thunderstorms developed as a cold front

interacted with a moist and very

unstable air mass over Wisconsin. Many

of the storms became severe, with gusts

in excess of 60 mph, as they moved

across east central Wisconsin. Downed

trees and power lines were widespread.

At least 50,000 people on the north side

of Oshkosh (Winnebago co.) were without

electricity for at least part of the

evening. A billboard was destroyed when

it was blown onto U.S. Highway 41 near

Lake Butte des Morts (Winnebago co.).

Heavy damage was reported in the

Appleton area (Outagamie co.), where at

least one tree landed on a car, flag

poles were blown down, roofs were tom

from at least three houses under

construction, a construction trailer was

overturned and a semi was blown over on

U.S. Highway 441. Silos, sheds, garages

and at least three barns were blown down

and power was knocked out in Greenville

(Outagamie co.) and Freedom (Outagamie

co.). The wind tore away parts of the

screen at a drive-in movie theater in

Freedom. In Ashwaubenon (Brown co.) a

twenty unit garage that was under

construction was destroyed, by winds

estimated near 80 mph, when it was

lifted from its concrete slab and thrown

at least 100 feet. A pole building was

blown down near Cooperstown (Manitowoc

co.) and baseball size hail broke

windows near Algoma (Kewaunee co.).

A tornado touched down in De Pere (Brown

co.) and traveled north into Allouez

(Brown co.) where it dissipated just

north of Heritage Hill State Park. The

tornado’s occasional brief touchdowns

topped numerous trees. Some of the trees

caused damage to buildings and vehicles

when they fell, but the tornado caused

little direct structural damage to any

buildings.

Menominee (C)

5 N Neopit 0 0

Isolated thunderstorms that developed

along a warm front across central

Wisconsin downed trees north of Neopit.

WISCONSIN, Northwest

Washburn County

5 SE Minong 0 0

Numerous trees were blown down across

the Bass Lake and Stanberry townships.

Sawyer County

3 N Hayward 0 0

Numerous trees and power lines down from

just north of Hayward across Nelson Lake

to the Bayfield county line.

Bayfield County

Cable 0 0

Straight-line winds knocked down trees

and power lines from the Sawyer County

line through Cable, Drummond, and Mason

to the Ashland County line. There was

also minor structural damage.

Ashland County

Ashland 0 0

Numerous trees and power lines were

blown down in the Ashland area. There

was also minor structural damage. A

large area of significant damaging

thunderstorm winds swept across

northwestern Wisconsin. The damage path

was from southeast of Minong in

northeast Washburn County through Nelson

Lake of northwest Sawyer County then

near Cable through Drummond to Ashland.

Heavy damage in the Chequamegon-Nicole

National Forest forced the closure of

campgrounds and bike trails.

WISCONSIN, Southeast

WIZ046>047- Marquette – Green Lake – Fond Du Lac –

051>052-056>060- Sheboygan – Sauk – Columbia – Dodge –

062>072 Washington – Ozaukee – Iowa – Dane –

Jefferson – Waukesha – Milwaukee –

Lafayette – Green – Rock – Walworth –

Racine – Kenosha

0 0

The month began with warm and dry

conditions which strengthened the

ongoing drought from a severe drought

(D2) to an extreme drought (D3) across

Rock, Walworth, Waukesha, Milwaukee,

Racine, and Kenosha counties on

September 6th. Elsewhere across south-

central and southeast Wisconsin, drought

remained at severe status (D2). Rainfall

deficits grew once again the following

week as a hot and dry airmass resided

over the region. Highs on September 10th

through the 13th were observed in the

lower 90s for much of southern

Wisconsin. Little if any precipitation

fell in the first half of the month. The

drought status for the area remained

unchanged through September 13. A wetter

pattern developed for the second half of

the month – several inches fell across

mostly southeast Wisconsin. A storm

system caused a series of thunderstorms

to “train” over much of southeast

Wisconsin on September 25, bringing

several inches to many locales within

the extreme drought area. Tremendous

drought improvements were noted in the

September 27th drought update as the

drought status improved from extreme

drought (D3) to moderate drought (Dl)

for Waukesha and Milwaukee counties and

from extreme drought to severe drought

(D2) for Rock, Walworth, Racine, and

Kenosha counties. Monthly rainfall

totals included 5.93 inches in Sheboygan

(Sheboygan Co.), 5.10 inches in Beloit

(Rock Co.), 4.17 inches at Milwaukee

Mitchell Field (Milwaukee Co.), 3.92

inches in Beaver Dam (Dodge Co.), 3.73

inches in Kenosha (Kenosha Co.), 3.30

inches in Wisconsin Dells (Columbia

Co.), 2.73 inches in Dodgeville (Iowa

Co.), and 1.93 inches at Madison’s Truax

Field (Dane Co.). A small area

surrounding East Troy (Walworth Co.)

received 6 to 6.75 inches. Milwaukee

recorded a surplus of 0.87 inches for

the month, while Madison recorded a 1.13

inch deficit. Total drought damages for

the year are outlined in October’s

StormData edition.

WIZ052-059>060- Sheboygan – Washington – Ozaukee –

070>072 Walworth – Racine – Kenosha

0 0

Light winds and a moist ground promoted

the development of fog across southeast

Wisconsin. Visibilities were reduced

below 1/4 mile in areas, resulting in

slower vehicle speed, and a few

vehicle accidents.

Marquette County

1 NE Montello 0 0

Green Lake County

.5 SW Berlin 0 0

Rock County

Janesville to 0 0

2 W Milton

A very warm and humid airmass interacted

with a stationary front draped across

central Wisconsin to produce a few

scattered severe storms during the

afternoon over south central Wisconsin.

Temperatures were in the upper 80s with

dew points in the middle 60s. These

storms produced mainly damaging winds

which caused scattered reports of

uprooted tree damage.

Columbia County

Lodi to 0 0 2K

Arlington

Large trees and road signs down.

Dane County

2 NW Dane to 0 0

3 NW De Forest

Dane County

2 NW Dane to 0 0

3 NW De Forest

Columbia County

Pardeeville 0 0

Marquette County

Westfield 0 0

Columbia County

Cambria 0 0 10K

A one foot diameter tree fell onto a

house, damaging the roof and attic.

Marquette County

1 NE Montello 0 0

Marquette County

Neshkoro 0 0

Dodge County

Fox Lake 0 0

Marquette County

7.5 ESE Endeavor 0 0

Green Lake County

Green Lake 0 0

Rock County

Shopiere 0 0

Fond Du Lac County

1 NE Waupun 0 0

Rock County

1 SE Johnstown Cente 0 0

Walworth County

Elkhorn 0 0

Walworth County

Delavan 0 0

Walworth County

2.2 NE La Grange 0 0 0.20K

A tree fell onto a chicken house.

Fond Du Lac County

Rosendale 0 0

Fond Du Lac County

Fond Du Lac Co Arpt 0 0

Walworth County

Whitewater 0 1

Powerful thunderstorm winds toppled a

tree, which fell onto a car, injuring

one person.

Jefferson County

3 N Palmyra 0 0

Waukesha County

Mukwonago to 0 0

Brookfield

There were widespread reports of trees

and powerlines toppled across Waukesha

County. Law enforcement reported a

measured gust of 58 knots (67 mph)

around the city of Waukesha. Trained

spotters estimated wind gusts of 70 to

74 knots (80 to 85 mph) embedded within

the larger area of damaging winds

between just south of Waukesha through

Brookfield.

Fond Du Lac County

Taycheedah 0 0

Washington County

Kewaskum 0 0

Waukesha County

1 S Dousman 0 0

Dodge County

Kekoskee 0 0

Milwaukee County

Wauwatosa to 0 0

Fox Pt

Widespread large trees down. Measured

peak gust on UW-Milwaukee campus.

Waukesha County

Sussex 0 0

Waukesha County

Pewaukee 0 0

Ozaukee County

Mequon 0 0

Sheboygan County

Plymouth 0 0

Waukesha County

2 S Hartland 0 0

Milwaukee County

Milwaukee 0 0

Measured by the Fox TV-6 school network

site at UW-Milwaukee. Large tree

branches down.

Ozaukee County

Thiensville 0 0

Ozaukee County

Cedarburg to 0 0

Grafton

Washington County

Jackson 0 0

Large picnic table and chairs scattered

and thrown 20 feet by wind gusts, and

large trees down.

Sheboygan County

Sheboygan 0 0

Measured by the Fox TV-6 school network

site at North High School.

Ozaukee County

2 W Port Washington 0 0

Sheboygan County

2 W Sheboygan to 0 0 5K

Sheboygan

A barn door was blown off and items were

blown out of the barn.

Washington County

2 NE Jackson 0 0 10K

Large trees and power lines down.

Washington County

Jackson 0 0

Measured by the Fox TV-6 school network

site at Kettle Moraine High School.

Ozaukee County

2 N Waubeka 0 0

Trees blown over.

Sheboygan County

Cedar Grove to 0 0 75K

5 SSW Sheboygan

Trees and power lines were blown down

and a few houses sustained some minor

damage.

A strong cold front pushed into an

unseasonably hot and humid airmass over

south-central and southeast Wisconsin

during the afternoon and evening,

resulting in severe storms with damaging

straight-line winds. Temperatures ranged

from the mid 80s across south central

Wisconsin to near record highs in the

lower 90s across southeast Wisconsin.

There were primarily two areas that were

affected by severe thunderstorms. A

broken line of severe storms from

Marquette to Dane County tracked east

northeast into Dodge, Fond du Lac,

Washington, and Sheboygan counties. This

line produced damaging wind gusts from

between 50 to 62 knots (58 mph to 71

mph). Tree and power line damage was

reported across many areas affected by

this line of storms. Another area

affected by severe storms stretched from

Rock county through Walworth, Waukesha,

Milwaukee, and Ozaukee counties as one

large supercell developed and tracked

northeast along I-43. Several reports of

damaging winds estimated in excess of 70

knots (80 mph) were collected from

portions of Waukesha county. Widespread

tree and power line damage was noted

from Mukwonago through Brookfield. More

sporatic tree and power line damage was

reported across northern Milwaukee and

southern Ozaukee counties.

Rock County

Afton 0 0

Walworth County

Lake Geneva 0 0

Walworth County

Pell Lake 0 0

Kenosha County

Twin Lakes 0 0

Kenosha County

Powers Lake 0 0

Kenosha County

Twin Lakes 0 0

There were two rounds of severe

thunderstorms that produced large hail.

The first round developed in north-

central Iowa along a southwest to

northeast orientated cold front pushed

into Sauk and Columbia counties. Only

sub-severe hail was reported in

Reedsburg. The second round of severe

storms developed as the cold front

sagged into far southern Wisconsin where

temperatures were in the 80s and dew

points were in the middle 60s. These

storms pushed from Rock county east into

Kenosha county. Large hail in excess of

1 inch in diameter was reported along

this path with some areas experiencing

golf-ball sized hail (1.75″) in Kenosha

county.

Milwaukee County

Milwaukee 0 0 50K

Widespread flooding across most of

Milwaukee County. Several feet of water

was reported on Interstate 43 at North

Avenue, causing it to close for several

hours. Three cars were stranded as water

rose very rapidly. One to three feet of

water was also reported on roadways at

the UW-Milwaukee campus. On the

UW-Milwaukee campus, over 4 inches of

rain fell during the evening. Some

basements were flooded in low lying

areas, resulting in damage to contents.

Waukesha County

Mukwonago to 0 0 50K

New Berlin

Flooded roads and some flooded basements

were reported across portions of central

and southern Waukesha county, damaging

contents inside.

Heavy rains of 2.0 to to 4.5 inches

werer reported across parts of Waukesha

and Milwaukee counties during the late

afternoon and into late evening as

thunderstorms tracked northeast over the

same areas. Flash flooding was reported

across portions of Milwaukee and

Waukesha counties as storm drains became

overwhelmed with water flow. Interstate-

43 was closed for a couple hours after

a few cars were stranded in flash flood

waters near North Avenue. Several

basements were also flooded about the

area, resulting in damage to contents.

Jackson County

Alma Center 0 0 0.50K

Adams County

2 NE Big Flats 0 0 1K

Monroe County

3 ESE Oakdale 0 0

Juneau County

(Vok) Volk Aaf Camp D 0 0

Adams County

Arkdale 0 0 0.75K

Hail the size of pennies and quarters,

along with an isolated wind gust

estimated near 65 mph, was reported by

spotters and the public.

La Crosse County

5 N Holmen 0 0 0.75K

Monroe County

4 N Sparta 0 0 0.75K

Storm spotters and the public estimated

wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph, which

knocked down trees.

La Crosse County

La Crosse 0 0 0.50K

Lightning struck the La Crosse National

Weather Service (La Crosse County)

during a severe weather event. No one

was injured, but some communication

equipment was damaged.

La Crosse County

3 N Holmen to 0 0 10K

3 SW Stevenstown

La Crosse County

New Amsterdam 0 0 1.5K

Vernon County

Genoa 0 0 2.5K

Vernon County

Chaseburg 0 0 3K 5K

Juneau County

2 S Mauston 0 0 1K

Monroe County

Countywide 0 0 5K 5K

Monroe County

3 SE Wilton 0 0 8K 4K

Monroe County

Wilton 0 0 2K 4K

Juneau County

2 N Necedah 0 0 1K

Adams County

3 NE Arkdale 0 0 1.5K

A tornado touched down near County

Highway V between Holmen and Stevenstown

(La Crosse County), knocking down

several trees along Flatten and Mahlum

Road. In fact, trees fell just ahead of

and behind a school bus, which was

stopped on Flatten Road. Other damage

inlcuded a small boat being overturned

and a fallen tree damaging a home on

Mahlum Road. Elsewhere, thunderstorm

winds estimated at 60 to 70 mph blew

down trees and power lines. A barn was

also blown down near Wilton

(Monroe County).

La Crosse County

Countywide 0 0 4K 3K

Trempealeau County

South Portion 0 0 2.5K 3K

Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches in one

to two hours triggered flash flooding.

Due to the heavy rain, water covered

streets to a depth of two to three feet

in La Crosse, Onalaska and West Salem

(La Crosse County). In fact, amateur

radio operators reported numerous

stalled cars in Onalaska, some of which

were even floating.

WISCONSIN, West

St. Croix County

Countywide 0 0

Windows were blown out of a home in

Hammond. At a school in Hudson a door

was blown in and the roof was damaged.

Scattered downed trees and shingle

damage was also reported throughout the

county.

Polk County

Amery 0 0 4.1M

Straight line winds estimated around 85

MPH produced significant damage on the

south and east side of Amery. Emergency

management reported minor damage to 26

residential and 3 business structures,

major damage to 1 residential and 12

business structures, and the

destruction of 7 business structures in

town. Six hangars at the Amery airport

including the airplanes and supplies

inside were destroyed. Four other

hangars received moderate damage.

Debris from the airport was found up to

2 miles away. A nearby feed mill and

warehouse at the local farmers co-op

was a complete loss. Highway 46 South

was closed for several hours due to

debris in the roadway. Dozens of trees

in the damage path were snapped 20 to

30 feet above the ground.

Barron County

3 NW Cameron 0 0

A tree was downed onto 18th Street.

Barron County

3 E Cameron 0 0

Power lines were blown down onto County

Road D.

WYOMING, Central and West

Fremont County

Lander 0 0

Fremont County

Riverton 0 0

WYOMING, Extreme Southwest

NONE REPORTED.

WYOMING, North Central

NONE REPORTED.

WYOMING, Northeast

Weston County

12 W Upton 0 0 0 0

Campbell County

7 SE Rozet 0 0 0 0

Crook County

7 W Moorcroft 0 0 0 0

Crook County

Moorcroft 0 0 0 0

Crook County

4 E Keyhole Reservoir 0 0 0 0

A line of thunderstorms moved across

northeast Wyoming and produced strong

winds across extreme east central

Campbell, southern Crook, and northwest

Weston Counties.

WYOMING, Southeast

Laramie County

20 N Cheyenne to 0 0

14 WSW Cheyenne

Strong thunderstorm outflow winds from

west to north of Cheyenne, WY.

Albany County

Laramie Breese Arpt 0 0

Strong wind gust recorded at the

Laramie airport from line of weak but

fast moving thunderstorms.

Laramie County

12 W Cheyenne to 0 0

Cheyenne

58 mph wind gust recorded at Cheyenne,

Wy. with unofficial gust to 74 mph 12

miles west of Cheyenne.

Location Character of Storm

RHODE ISLAND

Kent County

West Warwick Flash Flood

Providence County

Cranston to Flash Flood

Providence

Kent County

Coventry Flash Flood

An approaching cold front interacted

with a very humid airmass, which was

in place across Southern New England,

producing locally heavy downpours that

caused flash flooding across Rhode

Island during the late morning and

early afternoon hours of 15 September

2005. A widespread two to five inches

of rain fell from this flood event;

and period. Most of the flooding

occurred across Providence and Kent

counties.

More specifically, three feet of

water was reported on Pontiac Avenue

in Cranston, which stranded cars on

this flooded roadway. Also, three

feet of water was reported on

Killingly Street in Providence; and

cars parked in the Coventry High

School parking lot had water up to

their doors.

No known injuries directly resulted

from this flash flood event.

RIZ001-004 Northwest Providence – Eastern Kent

High Wind (G58)

RIZ006 Washington

Strong Wind

A powerful cold front with a sharp

temperature gradient moved across

Rhode Island during the late morning

and early afternoon hours of 29

September 2005. This cold front

produced high winds that caused

power outages, and knocked down

trees, limbs, power poles, and wires

across the region. Wind gusts between

40 and 60 mph were common during this

event.

In Smithfield, high winds knocked

large trees and wires down on St.

Paul Street. A large pine tree was

reported down in Burrillville. High

wind gusts knocked a large tree down

across a road in Exeter.

No known injuries directly resulted

from this high wind event.

SOUTH CAROLINA, Central

NONE REPORTED.

SOUTH CAROLINA, North Coastal

NONE REPORTED.

SOUTH CAROLINA, Northwest

NONE REPORTED.

SOUTH CAROLINA, South Coastal

SCZ048

Heavy Surf/High Surf

Persistent strong northeast flow combined

with a high astronomical high tide caused

severe beach erosion at Hunting Island

State Park.

SCZ050

Tropical Storm

Hurricane Ophelia stalled 105 miles off

the coast of Charleston. The far western

bands of the storm brought tropical storm

force wind gusts into Charleston county.

Trees were knocked down in McClellanville

and Mount Pleasant. Minor beach erosion

occurred along the coast.

Charleston County

James Is to Flash Flood

Charleston

A narrow band of heavy rain produced

significant street flooding on James

Island and Charleston. 6.12 inches of rain

was measured on James Island with radar

estimates up to 8 inches.

SOUTH DAKOTA, Central and North

Marshall County

8 E Britton Hail (0.88)

Marshall County

8 S Veblen Hail (1.00)

Marshall County

3 SE Veblen Hail (0.88)

Roberts County

12 NNW Sisseton Hail (1.00)

Roberts County

Claire City Hail (0.75)

Brown County

Claremont Hail (0.75)

Potter County

1 SW Tolstoy Hail (0.75)

Edmunds County

Mina Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Sixty mph winds downed many branches in

Mina.

Edmunds County

8 E Roscoe Hail (0.75)

Mcpherson County

Wetonka Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Large branches were brought down by the

high winds.

Brown County

5 N Aberdeen Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Many large branches were downed.

Sully County

20 ESE Onida Hail (1.75)

Faulk County

Faulkton Hail (0.88)

Brown County

1 NW Aberdeen Hail (0.88)

Hyde County

Highmore Hail (1.00)

Hand County

Ree Hgts Hail (0.75)

Hyde County

1 E Stephan Hail (1.00)

Hand County

Danforth Hail (0.75)

Hand County

12 SE Miller Hail (0.75)

Hand County

9 SSE Vayland Hail (0.88)

Hand County

Danforth Hail (0.88)

Hand County

3 NE Danforth Hail (1.25)

Buffalo County

4 NW Gann Vly Hail (0.75)

Spink County

5 SE Tulare Hail (1.00)

Spink County

15 S Frankfort Hail (1.00)

Faulk County

5 NE Rockham Hail (1.00)

Hyde County

22 N Highmore Hail (0.75)

Spink County

24 E Tulare Hail (0.75)

Brown County

Aberdeen Hail (1.00)

Clark County

4 S Garden City Hail (1.00)

Lyman County

6 NE Kennebec Hail (0.75)

Lyman County

Lower Brule Hail (0.88)

Hamlin County

4 WNW Lake Norden Hail (1.75)

Deuel County

4 S Clear Lake Hail (1.00)

Codington County

Watertown Hail (0.75)

Deuel County

9 E Clear Lake Hail (1.75)

Deuel County

7 SE Clear Lake Hail (1.00)

Hyde County

1 S Holabird Hail (0.75)

Hyde County

Highmore Hail (0.75)

Hyde County

11 NE Stephan Hail (0.75)

Lyman County

1 NW Lower Brule Hail (0.75)

Hyde County

11 NE Stephan Hail (1.00)

Buffalo County

6 NE Ft Thompson Hail (1.50)

Hand County

9 S Ree Hgts Hail (0.88)

Buffalo County

7 N Gann Vly Hail (1.75)

SOUTH DAKOTA, Central and North

Hand County

7 N Danforth Hail (1.00)

Hand County

10 S Vayland Hail (1.75)

SOUTH DAKOTA, Southeast

Beadle County

Hitchcock Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Beadle County

Wessington Hail (0.75)

Beadle County

Huron Hail (0.75)

Beadle County

1 W Huron Hail (0.75)

Beadle County

13 S Wessington Hail (1.25)

Jerauld County

11 NW Wessington Spg Hail (1.00)

Jerauld County

14 W Wessington Spgs Hail (0.88)

Jerauld County

11 NW Wessington Spg Hail (0.75)

Brule County

9 NE Kimball Hail (1.00)

Large hail covered the ground.

Aurora County

10 N White Lake Hail (0.88)

Sanborn County

4 SE Woonsocket Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Lake County

Orland Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Minnehaha County

Dell Rapids Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Thunderstorm winds flattened two grain

bins and also caused tree and power line

damage, resulting in a power outage. A few

trees were blown down, with at least one

house sustaining minor damage from tree

debris.

Minnehaha County

Humboldt Hail (0.88)

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Thunderstorm winds damaged an airplane and

blew out about a dozen car windows at Joe

Foss Field.

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including a one foot diameter tree blown

down.

Beadle County

Huron Hail (0.75)

Beadle County

5 NE Broadland Hail (1.00)

Beadle County

Yale Hail (1.00)

Kingsbury County

Iroquois Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Kingsbury County

De Smet Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Miner County

Carthage Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Kingsbury County

3 S Lake Preston Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Thunderstorm winds caused tree and power

line damage, resulting in a power outage.

Brookings County

4 W Sinai Hail (1.75)

Large hail covered the ground and was

accompanied by estimated 50 mph winds.

The hail damaged a home and area crops,

but the amount of damage was not known.

Lake County

1 E Nunda Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including numerous small branches blown

down.

Minnehaha County

Humboldt Hail (1.00)

Lincoln County

3 S Sioux Falls Flash Flood

Heavy rain caused street flooding,

especially at several intersections.

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls Flash Flood

Heavy rain caused street flooding,

including several major roads.

Beadle County

3 N Virgil Hail (0.88)

Jerauld County

Alpena Hail (0.75)

Beadle County

6 S Huron Hail (0.75)

Beadle County

6 SW Cavour Hail (1.25)

Beadle County

2 SE Cavour Hail (1.00)

Beadle County

2 SE Cavour Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Kingsbury County

7 N Iroquois Thunderstorm Wind (G57)

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including several branches blown down.

Brookings County

6 NE Bruce Hail (0.75)

Beadle County

2 SW Iroquois Hail (1.00)

Kingsbury County

Erwin Hail (2.50)

Very large hail was confined to just a

few stones. No reports of damage were

received.

Kingsbury County

6 NE Erwin Hail (1.75)

Hail was mostly dime size with a few

stones as large as golf balls.

Brookings County

8 W Bruce Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Kingsbury County

Badger Hail (1.00)

Bon Homme County

9 N Avon Hail (0.88)

Charles Mix County

8 NE Wagner Hail (1.00)

Bon Homme County

Scotland Hail (0.88)

Bon Homme County

3 W Scotland Hail (0.88)

Bon Homme County

Scotland Hail (1.00)

Kingsbury County

Arlington Hail (1.00)

Hutchinson County

9 SE Tripp Hail (0.88)

Hutchinson County

4 SW Menno Hail (1.00)

Yankton County

6 W Midway Hail (0.75)

Turner County

11 NW Irene Hail (1.00)

Yankton County

5 N Mayfield Hail (0.88)

Yankton County

3 SW Irene Hail (0.75)

Turner County

3 NW Centerville Hail (0.88)

Clay County

3 SE Irene Hail (1.00)

Lincoln County

3 SW Canton Hail (0.75)

Union County

6 S Alcester Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Thunderstorm winds blew down trees and

power lines.

Lincoln County

2 S Fairview Hail (0.75)

Charles Mix County

2 SE Platte Hail (0.75)

Gregory County

4 E Fairfax Hail (1.75)

Jerauld County

11 SW Wessington Spg Hail (1.75)

3 S Wessington Spgs

Large hail broke windows in houses and

vehicles, dented vehicles, damaged siding,

and damaged crops for several miles. The

amount of crop damage was not known.

Charles Mix County

1 W Marty Hail (1.00)

Jerauld County

Wessington Spgs Hail (1.00)

Beadle County

5 S Wessington Hail (1.00)

Jerauld County

Wessington Spgs Hail (0.88)

Sanborn County

6 SW Woonsocket Hail (1.75)

Sanborn County

4 N Letcher Hail (0.88)

Miner County

9 S Fedora Hail (1.00)

Large hail damaged corn and soybean

crops. The amount of crop damage was

not known.

Miner County

3 SW Howard to Hail (1.75)

Howard

Large hail broke windows in buildings

and vehicles, dented vehicles, and

damaged siding. The hail caused minor

damage to corn crops and more extensive

damage to soybean crops in the area.

The amount of crop damage was not known.

Miner County

Epiphany Hail (1.00)

Large hail damaged soybean and corn

crops. The amount of crop damage was

not known.

Union County

6 N Elk Pt Hail (1.00)

Miner County

3 NW Canova to Hail (1.75)

Canova

Large hail broke windows and damaged

crops. The amount of property and crop

damage was not known.

Miner County

4 NE Canova Hail (0.88)

Lake County

8 SW Madison Hail (1.00)

Lake County

8 W Madison Hail (1.00)

Lake County

Franklin Thunderstorm Wind (G59)

Thunderstorm winds caused tree damage,

including numerous branches blown down.

Minnehaha County

9 W Dell Rapids Hail (0.88)

Minnehaha County

Sioux Falls Flash Flood

Heavy rain caused flooding of numerous

streets, especially at intersections,

with up to three feet of water on some

roads. Several vehicles stalled on the

flooded streets. Basement flooding was

also reported.

Mccook County

10 NE Salem Flash Flood

Heavy rain caused flooding of roads and

fields.

SOUTH DAKOTA, West

Harding County

17 E Ludlow Hail (1.75)

Harding County

1 N Ralph Hail (1.00)

Perkins County

11 NW Prairie City Hail (0.88)

A severe thunderstorm moved across far

northwest South Dakota during the

evening, producing hail to the size of

golf balls near the North Dakota border.

Fall River County

Oelrichs Hail (1.00)

Pennington County

5 S Creighton Hail (0.88)

Pennington County

3 NE Creighton Hail (1.00)

Pennington County

12 NE Quinn Hail (1.75)

Hail covered the ground.

Pennington County

12 N Wall Hail (1.75)

Haakon County

13 W Philip to Hail (1.00)

4 W Philip

Ziebach County

Cherry Creek Hail (0.88)

Jackson County

4 E Cactus Flats Hail (1.00)

Jackson County

9 SW Kadoka Hail (0.75)

Severe thunderstorms developed quickly

across far eastern Pennington County

and western Haakon County. These storms

moved east-southeast across Haakon

County and northern Jackson County.

Hail to the size of golf balls fell

across the area, with the largest hail

reported north and east of Wall.

TENNESSEE, Central

Davidson County

Nashville Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A few trees were blown down around the

county.

Wilson County

2 E Lebanon Hail (0.88)

Nickel size hail reported by trained

spotter.

Marshall County

6.4 SE Lewisburg Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Sheriffs office reported a tree down on

Tally Rd.

Lawrence County

1.2 S Liberty Grove Thunderstorm Wind (G70)

3 large shallow rooted oak trees were

uprooted at 111 Peppertown Rd.

Lawrence County

2 S Liberty Grove Thunderstorm Wind (G70)

A home located at Rebecca and

Peppertown Road lost its porch. Also, a

nearby storage trailer was blown over

and swept into a nearby pond.

Lawrence County

1.7 WSW Lawrencebut Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

.9 NW Lawrenceburg

Winds gusting about 70 mph struck in

the vicinity of the Lwrenceburg

Municipal Airport. An old storage

building, made out of cinder block with

a metal roof, lost part of its roof

near the intersection of Norton Road

and Lone Star Rd. A tree was down on

180 Hillview Road and also on Gimlet

Road.

Giles County

Countywide Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

EMA Director said that a tree was down

on a power line on Gunter Ridge Rd.

TDOT reported several trees were down

around the county as well.

Maury County

Columbia Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A tree was blown down in Columbia.

TENNESSEE, East

Marion County

South Pittsburg Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

One tree was downed on Long Island Road

in South Pittsburg.

Marion County

4 E Jasper Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

One tree was downed on Mullens Cove

Road four miles east of Jasper.

TENNESSEE, South Central

Lincoln County

Elora Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A few power lines were blown down.

Franklin County

Cowan Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A few power lines were blown down.

Franklin County

Winchester Flash Flood

Greenhaw Road was closed due to several

inches of water covering the road.

TENNESSEE, West

Tipton County

Burtison Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A large oak tree and several power

lines were knocked down.

Shelby County

Memphis Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A large sign on Interstate 240 was

damaged.

Tipton County

Covington Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Several large tree limbs were knocked

down.

Fayette County

6 N Rossville Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

A few large tree limbs were blown down.

Madison County

7 N Jackson Flash Flood

A couple of roads were flooded.

TEXAS, Central

Mcculloch County

Fife Hail (0.75)

Haskell County

Rochester Hail (1.75)

Haskell County

1 S O Brien to Hail (1.75)

O Brien

TEXAS, Central Southeast

TXZ163-199-213>214

Excessive Heat

Deaths were all associated with the

evacuation for Hurricane Rita, both

before and after Rita’s arrival. Rita

made landfall just east of the

Texas/Louisiana border early Saturday

morning, September 24th.

F17VE, F750T, M83VE, F910T, F580U,

M10T, M51VE, F72VE, F50PH, M63PH,

F710T, F290T, F30VE, M65VE, F72VE,

M660T, M580T, F67VE, F69VE, F83VE,

M24VE, F43VE, F92PH, M80VE, F790T,

M71PH, M900T, F860T, M85VE, M83VE,

M92VE, F270U, F910T, F73VE, ??OU, ??OU,

F68VE, M53VE, M710T, M810T, F800U,

F76PH, M44PH, F43PH, F62VE, F590T,

M290T, F93VE, F760T

TXZ163>164-

177>179-199>200-

213>214-237>238

Hurricane/Typhoon

The eye of Hurricane Rita moved ashore

in extreme southwest Louisiana between

Sabine Pass and Johnson’s Bayou In

Cameron Parish with a minimum central

pressure of 937 mb and maximum

sustained winds of 120 mph. Rita was a

Category 3 hurricane at landfall.

TEXAS, Central Southeast

Two and a half weeks after Hurricane

Katrina made her final and devastating

landfall along the northern Gulf coast,

all eyes turned to Tropical Storm Rita

as she moved westward through the

central Bahamas. On Tuesday, September

20th, Rita rapidly intensified while

moving west through the Florida Straits

into the Gulf of Mexico. Rita reached

Category 2 intensity as the center

passed about 50 miles south of Key West

and significantly impacted the Florida

Keys.

After entering the Gulf of Mexico, Rita

intensified at an astounding rate going

from Category 2 to Category 5 intensity

in 24 hours. Following this rapid

intensification period, sustained winds

reached 165 mph on the afternoon of

Wednesday, September 21st. Since early

Monday, Rita had been consistently

forecast to make landfall along the

upper southeast Texas coast, when the

120 hour forecast from the National

Hurricane Center depicted a landfall

near San Luis Pass. Emergency

management officials, members of the

media, and residents of southeast Texas

had been watching Rita closely and

planning their course of action on

Monday and Tuesday. Therefore, even

though the hurricane was still 620

miles southeast of Galveston, everyone

had the images of Hurricane Katrina’s

impact on the central Gulf of Mexico

coast still fresh in mind, and an

unprecedented, largely voluntary

evacuation began on Wednesday across

southeast Texas. Emergency management

officials ordered a mandatory

evacuation for coastal sections of

southeast Texas beginning at 6 PM on

Wednesday. However, residents waiting

until then to begin their evacuation

found roadways in and around the

densely populated Houston/Galveston

area already jammed with motorists who

had left earlier in the day.

The fear of Katrina-like impacts

prompted many inland residents to

evacuate even though they were not at

risk from storm surge flooding.

Therefore, an incredible number of

people left, with officials estimating

the total to be over 2.5 million.

Although the gridlock and gasoline

shortages frustrated many evacuees, the

evacuation had been ordered very early,

and there was ample time for residents

to escape the region before the onset

of adverse conditions, which were

expected on Friday afternoon. By early

Thursday morning, September 22nd, Rita

had strengthened further and reached a

peak intensity of 175 mph winds with a

minimum central pressure of 897 mbs.

This was the third lowest pressure on

record at that time for the Atlantic

basin, and displaced Katrina to fifth

on the most intense hurricane list. An

upper-level disturbance passing well

north of Katrina early on Thursday

briefly induced a more northward motion

and altered Rita’s motion from

west-northwest to northwest. Although

this change in motion was only slight;

it spared the densely populated

Houston/Galveston area from a direct

hit and shifted the forecast track and

eventual landfall point to the right.

Residents of extreme southeast Texas

and southwest Louisiana were then

expected to experience the brunt of

Rita. Fortunately, Rita weakened to a

Category 3 hurricane on Friday,

September 23rd, prior to landfall which

occurred around 2:30 AM Saturday

morning just east of the

Texas/Louisiana border between Sabine

Pass and Johnson’s Bayou. Rita caused

devastating storm surge flooding and

wind damage in southwest Louisiana and

extreme southeast Texas.

Hurricane Rita was the strongest

hurricane to make landfall across this

portion of the U.S. coastline since

Hurricane Audrey (1957). Rita affected

a large inland area from southeast

Texas across southwest and into

south-central Louisiana. Widespread

damage consisting of downed trees and

power lines occurred generally along

and east of a line from Crystal Beach

to Liberty to Livingston to Lufkin in

Texas. Although Rita tracked 50 miles

east of Lake Livingston, sustained

northerly winds of 40 to 60 mph

occurred across the lake, generating a

lake surge that damaged the dam. Fear

that the dam could break forced an

evacuation of communities immediately

downstream as a precautionary measure.

Emergency water releases from the dam

on Saturday quickly abated this danger.

Moderate beach erosion occurred from

Freeport to High Island. Dunes

protecting many beach houses along the

west end of Galveston Island and

Surfside in Brazoria County were washed

away. Large geotubes along portions of

the west end of Galveston Island and

also along portions of the Bolivar

Peninsula did reduce erosion in areas

where they were installed.

Most flooding was due to high tides

along Galveston Island and the Bolivar

Peninsula. Most of this flooding

actually occurred near the time of

landfall as water in Galveston Bay was

pushed south out of the Bay onto the

north facing shores of the island and

the peninsula. Tides remained high on

Saturday (after Rita made landfall) as

strong westerly winds pushed water into

East Bay. No significant flooding

occurred due to heavy rain.

All of the associated effects of

Hurricane Rita in southeast Texas

resulted in 3 direct fatalities, 3

injuries and $159.5 million in property

and crop damage. In addition, the

massive evacuation resulted in at least

49 indirect fatalities, mostly due to

excessive heat and the transportation

of the elderly out of harm’s way.

In Harris County, tropical storm force

sustained winds with gusts near 60 mph

caused numerous trees to be blown down

resulting in widespread power outages

that lasted for six days in some areas.

Roof, fence, sign, and glass damage

estimates was around $90 million. The

greatest loss was to inventory spoilage

of food due to power outages. There

were at least 34 indirect fatalities

before, during and after Hurricane

Rita. The majority of these fatalities

occurred during the evacuation prior to

Rita and were the result of excessive

heat and transporting the elderly.

In Brazoria County, tropical storm

force sustained winds with gusts near

50 mph caused some tree damage and

power outages for a couple of days.

Minor damage was reported in Surfside

to roads and a few homes. Total damage

was around $500,000.

In Montgomery County, tropical storm

force winds with gusts to near

hurricane force were observed. Damage

was mainly to fences, roofs, and mobile

homes and totaled approximately $2.5

million. There were 13 indirect

fatalities. Ten of the deaths were

evacuation related while 3 deaths were

carbon monoxide poisoning with no

electricity in the home.

In Walker County, tropical storm force

winds with gusts to near hurricane

force were observed. Damage was mainly

to fences, roofs, and mobile homes and

totaled approximately $1.5 million.

In Galveston County, tropical storm

force sustained winds with gusts to

hurricane force were reported across

the county, especially on the Bolivar

Peninsula. Numerous power poles and

road signs were blown down on Bolivar.

Many of the beach homes received roof

damage. Numerous trees were down with

small structure damage on High Island.

Power was out to most of the county on

Saturday. In Galveston’s historic

district, a large brick-covered side of

a three-story building collapsed and

three other buildings caught fire and

were destroyed during the height of the

storm. There were three directly

related injuries. A thirty-year-old

woman suffered severe burns in the fire

and two firefighters had minor

injuries. Small structure, dock, and

pier damage along with downed power

lines occurred across Galveston Island.

Total damage across the county was

around $15 million.

In Chambers County, tropical storm

force winds with gusts in excess of

hurricane force were observed. Damage

consisted of downed trees, destroyed

metal buildings and awnings, and downed

power poles. One frame building near

Winnie received major damage. Power was

out throughout the county for up to

seven days. Total damage across the

county was around $8 million. One

indirect fatality occurred in the

county.

In Liberty County, tropical storm force

winds with gusts in excess of hurricane

force were observed. Damage consisted

of downed trees, destroyed metal

buildings and awnings, and downed power

poles. Power was out throughout the

county for up to seven days. Total

damage across the county was around $7

million. There were two direct

fatalities. In Hardin, a man and a

woman were killed when a tree fell on

the home they were sleeping in.

In Polk and San Jacinto Counties,

tropical storm force winds with gusts

to near hurricane force were observed.

Widespread trees were down with many

trees taking down power lines. Some

trees fell onto homes and caused

considerable damage. Widespread power

outages were observed across both

counties. Lake Livingston Dam reported

a wind gust of 117 mph around 5:30 AM

Saturday morning. This wind sensor was

on the dam and the wind was blowing

across the lake. With the reduced

friction across the lake’s surface,

this wind gust report is reasonable.

The strong wind blowing along the lake

created a storm surge of approximately

1.5 feet at the dam. This high water

and the wave action damaged the dam

which required emergency releases from

the lake to stabilize the dam. The

damage in Polk County was around $23

million with $20 million of that being

damage to the dam at Lake Livingston.

Damage in San Jacinto County was

estimated at $10 million. There was one

direct fatality in San Jacinto County.

A three-year-old female was killed

instantly by a tree falling on to her

home in Point Blank.

In Houston and Trinity Counties,

tropical storm force winds with gusts

to near 50 mph were observed. Numerous

trees were down resulting in numerous

power outages. One heat related

indirect death occurred in Houston

County during the evacuation. Total

damage for both Houston and Trinity

counties was near $2 million.

No tornadoes were reported with Rita.

Maximum rainfall amounts with Rita were

between 4 and 6 inches in and around

the New Caney area of Montgomery

County. M43PH, F56PH, F3PH

TEXAS, Extreme West

El Paso County

El Paso Flash Flood

Local newscast showed video of flooded

streets with police officers closing

intersections.

El Paso County

El Paso Flash Flood

A cluster of thunderstorms dropped 1.5

to 3 inches of rain on mainly east El

Paso, where numerous water rescues were

performed due to major street flooding.

TEXAS, Mid – South

Nueces County

3 W Calallen Tornado (F0)

Law enforcement observed and took

pictures of a tornado near FM 624 and

CR 73, just inside the county line. The

tornado moved northeast for a brief

time over open county, producing no

damage.

Aransas County

Rockport Flash Flood

Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall

trained across far eastern San

Patricio, Aransas, and southern Refugio

counties. Doppler radar estimated

between 2 and 3 inches of rain fell

across Aransas county in a 1 to 2 hour

timeframe, resulting in flooding of

several roadways in and around

Rockport. Most notable was the State

Highway 35 bypass at Market Street.

Nueces County

Flour Bluff Jet Lightning

Lightning struck a 14-year-old girl

carrying an umbrella in the Wal-Mart

parking lot in Flour Bluff off of

Graham Road. The girl suffered minor

injuries to her hand as well as ringing

in her ears and a headache.

TEXAS, North

Wise County

3 E Boyd Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Barn damaged between Boyd and Rhome.

Denton County

Roanoke Hail (1.00)

Dallas County

Coppell Hail (0.75)

Tarrant County

2 E Grapevine Hail (0.75)

Reported on the north side of the

Dallas/Fort Worth airport.

Dallas County

Mesquite Thunderstorm Wind (G53)

Reported by ASOS.

Palo Pinto County

13 S Mineral Wells Hail (1.00)

Reported south of New Salem.

Kaufman County

Crandall Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Tree limbs broken off.

Hood County

Tolar Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

36 homes were damaged; 2 homes and 4

barns were destroyed. A young girl was

injured when her mobile home flipped 3

times. The damage swath stretched from

west to east for about a mile and a

half. Also, numerous trees ranging in

diameter from six inches to two feet

were blown down.

Somervell County

4 N Glen Rose Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Comanche Peak Power Plant reported

large tree limbs broken off.

Van Zandt County

Grand Saline Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Tree limbs down.

Mills County

9 SW Mullin Hail (1.00)

Occurred near Big Valley.

TXZ094-094-

104>105-107-148

Tropical Storm

Hurricane Rita made landfall in the

early morning hours on Saturday,

September 24. Rita was a dangerous

Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson

scale as she moved over Sabine Pass,

Texas. Rita was downgraded to a

Tropical Storm by early afternoon. As

Rita moved north and then east along a

Jasper, TX, to Lufkin, TX, to

Shreveport, LA line … torrential

rains and strong winds were felt well

away from the eye. Most of eastern

Texas was placed under an Inland

Tropical Storm warning through the

evening. The storm knocked dozens of

trees and power poles down as it moved

through north Texas. Gusts near 50 MPH

were recorded in Hunt and Hopkins

counties. Wind damage in the form of

downed trees and power poles was

reported in Anderson, Collin, Fannin,

Hopkins, and Hunt counties. Roof damage

also occured in Collin and Hunt.

Grayson County

Howe Lightning

Lightning struck a house and caused an

attic fire.

Denton County

1 N Denton Hail (1.00)

Grayson County

4 N Sherman Hail (0.88)

Nickel size hail reported in Knollwood.

Grayson County

Sherman Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

The roof of a bookstore caved in and

the front windows were all blown out at

the intersection of North Grand and

Texoma Parkway. A portable building

blew across U.S. 75, leaving a trail of

debris on both service roads and the

north and southbound traffic lanes.

Signs along U.S. 75 blew down near

Washington Street. A tree fell on and

destroyed a sunroom at a residence on

McGee Street. Power lines were blown

down across the city.

Grayson County

1 E Van Alstyne Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A tree was blown down.

Fannin County

8 SSW Bonham Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Widespread wind damage, including trees

and power lines down.

Lamar County

3 SE Roxton Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

A barn was damaged by high winds.

Hunt County

4 NW Celeste Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A barn roof was damaged.

Delta County

Cooper Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Power outages were reported in town.

Collin County

Princeton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees, fences, and power lines knocked

down.

Hopkins County

2 SE Tira Hail (0.88)

Hunt County

Lone Oak Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Power poles and tree limbs broken.

Dallas County

12 E Dallas Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Large tree limbs down and power poles

snapped.

Dallas County

Rowlett Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Widespread wind damage occurred,

including trees and power lines down.

Rockwall County

4 WSW Rockwall Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees and power lines down.

Dallas County

Mesquite Hail (1.00)

Ellis County

Ferris Hail (0.88)

Young County

Olney Hail (1.00)

TEXAS, North Panhandle

Collingsworth County

3 NNW Dodson Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Whole large trees blown down knocking

down two thousand feet of power line.

One home lost power … however no

power poles broken or downed. No

injuries were reported.

Severe thunderstorms across the

southeastern Texas panhandle during the

early evening hours produced damaging

winds but no injuries were reported.

Collingsworth County

2 W Wellington Hail (1.00)

A severe thunderstorm over the

southeastern Texas panhandle during the

early morning hours produced large

hail. No damage or injuries were

reported.

Donley County

Hedley Hail (1.75)

Donley County

Hedley Hail (1.75)

Donley County

3 SE Hedley Hail (1.00)

Donley County

Hedley Hail (1.75)

Donley County

1 E Hedley Hail (4.50)

Collingsworth County

1.5 W Quail Hail (1.00)

Collingsworth County

2 N Wellington Hail (1.75)

Collingsworth County

Wellington Hail (0.75)

Severe thunderstorms across the

southeastern Texas panhandle produced

large hail during the early evening

hours. The large hail was known to have

damaged several vehicles … including

the Warning and Coordination

Meteorologist’s own vehicle … along

U.S. Highway 287 in and near Hedley.

There were no reports of injuries.

Ochiltree County

Perryton Hail (0.75)

Ochiltree County

3 E Perryton Hail (0.88)

Ochiltree County

Perryton Hail (0.88)

Ochiltree County

15 SW Perryton Hail (1.00)

Lipscomb County

Booker Hail (0.75)

Ochiltree County

13 NE Perryton Hail (0.75)

Hail reported to be three inches deep

in the extreme northeastern corner of

Ochiltree county.

Roberts County

29 NW Miami Hail (0.88)

Roberts County

29 NW Miami Hail (0.88)

Ochiltree County

15 SSE Perryton Hail (0.88)

Reported at Wolf Creek Park

Roberts County

Miami Hail (1.00)

Roberts County

Miami Hail (0.88)

Roberts County

Miami Hail (1.25)

Wheeler County

2 NE Wheeler Hail (0.75)

Wheeler County

8 ENE Wheeler Hail (0.88)

Severe thunderstorms moved across the

eastern third of the Texas panhandle

during the late afternoon and evening

hours producing large hail. No damage

or injuries were reported.

TEXAS, Northeast

TXZ152-165>167

Hurricane/Typhoon

Hurricane Rita moved onshore the

Southeast Texas/Southwest Louisiana

coast during the early morning hours of

September 24, 2005 and moved northward

into portions of East Central Texas

during the predawn hours. The hurricane

remained a category two storm as it

moved northward into extreme eastern

Angelina County, extreme southeast

Nacogdoches County, San Augustine

County and Sabine County Texas. A NWS

Storm Survey was conducted of the

hardest hit areas of East Central Texas

and this region experienced widespread

damage consistent of winds with a

category two hurricane. A few hundred

homes experienced damage that varied

from shingles off roofs to collapsed

carports or awnings to damage caused by

downed trees on top of homes,

businesses and automobiles.

Particularly hard hit areas were those

surveyed near and east of the Sam

Rayburn Reservoir of East Central

Texas. This region experienced winds

adjacent to the northern and eastern

eyewall of Hurricane Rita and extensive

damage was observed to many rural homes

and communities along the storms path.

Much of this region was without power

during the height of the storm. There

was one direct fatality resulting from

the storm when a downed tree fell

across a man outside his residence.

There was one indirect fatality from

the storm when a young woman touched a

downed powerline. A monetary amount was

not available at the time of this

report. M79OU

Shelby County

Center Flash Flood

Flooding was reported across Hwy 96

just south of Center as the outer

feeder bands of Hurricane Rita moved

northward into east central Texas.

Shelby County

Center Flash Flood

8.46 inches of rainfall fell across

Center, Texas as a result of Hurricane

Rita. The excessive heavy rainfall led

to widespread flooding through the city

with numerous roads underwater.

TEXAS, South

TXZ254>255

Heavy Surf/High Surf

High surf associated with tidal

overflow from Hurricane Rita was

reported along coastal sections of

Cameron and Willacy counties. Severe

beach erosion was reported in Cameron

County, with a combined storm generated

swell and astronomical high tide

created a tidal effect 3 to 4 feet

above above normal along the

gulf-facing beaches of South Padre

Island. This storm tide caused 10 to 12

feet of erosion in the dunes and the

beaches of Boca Chica and South Padre

Island, Texas. The beaches were

reported as flooded by the late

afternoon hours on Thursday, September

22, 2005 and remained flooded through

the late afternoon hours of Saturday,

September 24, 2005.

Storm tides (including astronomical

tide, storm surge, and wind driven

waves) caused significant flooding of

the beaches along the lower Texas coast

from the Port Mansfield jetties

southward to the Rio Grande. Sea water

breached the dunes and man made burms

on South Padre Island. This caused

temporary flooding of Gulf Boulevard

and deposited several inches of beach

sand into several hotel and condominium

swimming pools. Sea water also washed

over State Road 100, just north of the

South Padre Island city limits, where

only the beach and natural sand dunes

exist. This flooding caused the closure

of all beach accesses north of beach

access number three. The building of

additional burms along the beaches and

dunes did prevent much of the sea water

from flooding within the City of South

Padre Island.

The Coast Guard station at South Padre

Island reported temporary flooding

conditions with eight inches of

standing water on the grounds

coincident with high tide on September

24, 2005. This is consistent with

reports of above normal tidal

conditions and given the proximity of

the Coast Guard station to the island

jetties. Wave action in the south bay

of the Laguna Madre was strong enough

to generate the temporary flooding

conditions.

TEXAS, South Central

Medina County

D Hanis to Flash Flood

Yancey

Showers and thunderstorms formed in the

early evening over western Medina and

northern Frio Counties. They showed

little movement through the evening,

weakening and dissipating near

midnight. The storms produced a general

1 inch rain over the west and central

parts of Medina County, with the

heaviest amounts near 3 inches just

north of D’Hanis and near Yancey.

FM1796 was closed north of D’Hanis.

Flash flooding closed FM2200 and FM462

near Yancey.

Frio County

Moore to Flash Flood

Big Foot

Showers and thunderstorms formed in the

early evening over western Medina and

northern Frio Counties. They showed

little movement through the evening,

weakening and dissipating near

midnight. The storms produced between 1

and 2 inches of rain in the northeast

part of Frio County. The highest

accumulation was 4 inches near Big

Foot. FM462 and FM472 were closed due

to high water near Big Foot.

Medina County

10 N D Hanis to Flash Flood

D Hanis

After showers and thunderstorms had

dissipated near midnight, additional

storms began to develop in the early

morning hours across the central part

of the county. This activity began to

dissipate in the mid morning, after

having produced between 1 and 2 inch

rain totals across central Medina

County. Maximum rainfall totals were 4

inches near D’Hanis, where soils were

already saturated from the previous

night’s rainfall. FM1796 was closed

again north of D’Hanis.

Travis County

Beecaves to Flash Flood

Oak Hill

Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms

formed in southwestern Travis County in

the late morning and produced a general

1 inch rain over the area. Highest rain

totals were 3 inches just east of Bee

Cave. FM2244 was closed due to flash

flooding just east of Bee Cave.

Atascosa County

Northeast Portion Flash Flood

Showers and thunderstorms that formed

in northeast Atascosa County in the

early afternoon were very slow-moving

through the mid afternoon period. They

produced a general 1 to 2 inch rainfall

in the northeast part of the county,

with highest totals of 4 inches just

east of Espey. Roads were closed due to

high water from Espey and Leming

northeastward to the Bexar County line,

including FM536 and FM1784.

Bexar County

2 SE Losoya to Flash Flood

5 SE Losoya

Showers and thunderstorms through the

late morning and early afternoon in

southeast Bexar County produced general

1 to 2 inch totals. Highest amounts

were 3 inches southeast of Losoya to

where Priest Road intersects IH-37

south of Loop 1604. Mathis Road just

west of IH-37 near the 122 mile marker

was closed due to flash flooding along

West Lucas Creek.

Medina County

South Portion Flash Flood

Showers and thunderstorms again

reformed in Medina County in the early

afternoon, producing an additional inch

of rain over the south part of the

county. Between 2 and 3 inches fell in

the area from D’Hanis to Hondo to

Yancey. Flash flooding developed

quickly over the saturated soils,

closing FM2200 between D’Hanis and

Yancey and FM462 between Hondo and

Yancey.

Burnet County

10 N Burnet Flash Flood

Showers and thunderstorms produced

between 1 and 2 inches of rain over

northwestern Burnet County. The

heaviest rain fell north of SH29 and

west of FM693, where up to 4 inches was

reported. In the mid morning, the

Sheriffs Department closed US281 around

10 miles north of Burnet due to flash

flooding.

TEXAS, South Panhandle

Briscoe County

20 NE Silverton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Structural damage to a concrete and

cinder block wall; the structure was

blown down at the intersection of

Highway 70 and 256.

Motley County

Roaring Spgs Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Matador Fire Department reported wind

damage in Roaring Springs, TX including

destruction to many car ports and

out-buildings. Numerous trees and

powerlines downed by thunderstorm wind

gusts.

Lamb County

12 S Olton Hail (1.00)

TXZ035

Strong Wind

The National Weather Service in

Lubbock, TX conducted a damage survey

on September 13, 2005 across portions

of the City of Lubbock. A media storm

chaser measured a thunderstorm wind

gust of 56 mph near the Lubbock

Christian University at 2:10 PM CST. In

the vicinity, near the intersection of

29th Street and Bangor Street was a

structure used as a roof covering to

prevent water leaks into the residence.

The covering was not secured well to

the home and acted as a sail when the

thunderstorm wind gust impacted the

structure. The covering was blown off

the roof and was damaged and also

resulted in damage to a large tree

adjacent to the residence. A few blocks

to the east, near the intersection of

34th Street and Quaker Street, the SBC

building sustained minor damage to an

air conditioning unit. The covering to

the unit was blown off the roof and

into power lines where it was

suspended. Small tree limbs were

downed, however both areas had loose

structures and/or items nearby that

were not impacted.

Dickens County

Dickens Hail (0.75)

Lynn County

5 SW Grassland Hail (1.75)

Citizen located 5 miles north of Draw.

Lynn County

5 E Tahoka Hail (1.75)

Dickens County

Afton Hail (0.88)

Dickens County

Afton Hail (1.75)

Garza County

7 NW Post Hail (1.75)

Garza County

2 NW Post Hail (1.75)

Cottle County

10 SW Paducah Thunderstorm Wind (G62)

Measured by the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet station. Several large trees

downed by thunderstorm wind gusts as

reported by an NWS Cooperative Observer

near Paducah, TX.

King County

Dumont Thunderstorm Wind (G57)

Several large trees downed by estimated

65 mph winds from an NWS Cooperative

Observer.

King County

Grow Hail (1.00)

Reported by an NWS Cooperative Observer

located 15 miles south of Paducah or

near the town of Grow, TX.

Garza County

15 E Post Hail (1.75)

Kent County

10 WSW Clairemont Hail (1.75)

Crosby County

10 SE Crosbyton Thunderstorm Wind (G54)

Measured by the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet station located 6 miles

northwest of White River Lake.

Lamb County

Littlefield Hail (0.75)

Lamb County

2 E Fieldton Hail (1.00)

Lamb County

Olton Hail (0.88)

Lynn County

1 N New Home Hail (1.00)

Lubbock County

3 S Woodrow Hail (1.25)

Lubbock County

4 W Slaton Hail (2.00)

Golfball to Hen egg sized hail covering

the ground.

Hale County

Hale Center Hail (1.00)

Lubbock County

4 W Slaton Hail (2.75)

Golfball, tennis ball and baseball

sized hail covering the ground. Hail

lasted for 4 minutes.

Lubbock County

Slaton Hail (1.75)

Floyd County

2 NE Floydada Thunderstorm Wind (G59)

Measured by the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet station.

Floyd County

2 N Floydada Hail (0.88)

Floyd County

4 S Floydada Hail (0.88)

TXZ035

High Wind (G58)

High winds associated with downburst

and heat burst conditions resulted in

extensive damage across the City of

Lubbock, TX. A series of thunderstorms

developed across the NWS Lubbock area

of responsibility during the mid and

late afternoon hours on Saturday,

September 17 2005. A large ridge of

high pressure was situated across

southeast Texas. The clockwise

circulation around this broad ridge

allowed a channel of Pacific moisture

to stream over the area and interact

with sultry temperatures well into the

90s. In fact, the high temperature on

Saturday at the Lubbock International

Airport reached 98 degrees which tied

the previous record set in 1997.

Between 8:30 PM CST and 12:30 AM CST,

an area of dissipating thunderstorms

progressed across the area from

southwest to northeast over Terry,

Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Garza and

Crosby counties. As this activity

pushed through the region, strong winds

and associated heat bursts occurred at

several locations. A heat burst occurs

when air rapidly descends from a

dissipating thunderstorm, typically

with very little if any rainfall. As

the air sinks, compression will force

heating, drying and a rapid rise in

surface temperature. In addition to a

rise in temperature, heat bursts can be

accompanied by strong and gusty wind.

The hail and strong winds Saturday

night and early Sunday morning resulted

in varied amounts of damage across the

area. Large trees and/or tree branches

were downed; structural damage occurred

to car ports and overhang protection to

resident porches; cotton plants were

destroyed; automobiles, roofing and

related structures were damaged. The

damage to automobiles and other windows

occurred as nearby gravel was lifted by

the strong wind and penetrated

windshields and side windows.

The National Weather Service in

Lubbock, TX conducted a damage survey

at the Memorial Baptist Church in

Lubbock. The church had a large hail

and rain roof in place above a

permanent roof. This covering was made

of sheet metal and had an overlap of

approximately six inches on the south

facing wall. When the strong south wind

ranging between 65 and 70 mph breached

this roof, the metal was pealed off and

became airborne and landed on trees on

the north side of the church, as well

as a residence across the street.

Several of the Texas Tech/West Texas

mesonet stations measured the heat

burst and high wind events. The

National Weather Service Forecast

Office in Lubbock, located in the

Science Spectrum Building, measured a

15 degree rise in temperature with a 67

mph wind gust at 10:55 PM CST. The

following are some of the more

significant measurements:

Brownfield 2 south, 8 degree rise, 53

mph gust, 9:25 PM CST. Lubbock 3 west,

13 degree rise, 53 mph gust, 11:10 PM

CST. Slaton 2 northeast, 15 degree

rise, 56 mph gust, 11:30 PM CST. Ralls

1 southeast, 12 degree rise, 57 mph

gust, 12:20 AM CST.

In comparison, stations measuring less

rise in temperature measured lower wind

speed gusts:

Lamesa 2 southeast, 5 degree rise, 27

mph gust, 10:35 PM CST. Graham 5

southwest, 4 degree rise, 35 mph gust,

11:10 PM CST.

TEXAS, Southeast

TXZ180>182-201-

021>216

Hurricane/Typhoon

Although Hurricane Rita made landfall

just east of the Texas – Louisiana

border, she moved northwest and moved

across southeast Texas in the morning

hours of September 24th as a dangerous

category 3 hurricane with sustained

winds of 120 mph. Along the coast of

Jefferson County, storm surges near 10

feet occurred near Sabine Pass, where

over 90 percent of the homes were

severely damaged or destroyed. The

storm surge backed up the Sabine River,

and flooded a small section of downtown

Orange with around 4 to 5 feet of storm

surge. Winds blew over 100 mph across

the entire region, snapping and

uprooting trees, and damaged over

125,000 homes and businesses. Some

homes in rural Jasper and Newton

counties did not have electricity

restored for over six weeks. One direct

fatality occurred in Jasper County when

a tree fell on a mobile home. Six other

indirect fatalities occurred in

Jefferson County in Beaumont, where a

family died of carbon monoxide

poisoning after running a generator

inside their apartment. M?MH

Jasper County

Countywide Flash Flood

Tyler County

Countywide Flash Flood

Hurricane Rita produced over 10 inches

of rain in parts of Jasper and Tyler

counties, resulting in some serious

street flooding.

TEXAS, West

Borden County

Gail Hail (0.88)

A severe thunderstorm produced nickel

sized hail and damaging wind gusts in

Gail on the evening of the 14th. The

hail, accompanied by severe winds,

broke windows in numerous structures.

Borden County

Gail Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A severe thunderstorm produced nickel

sized hail and damaging wind gusts in

Gail on the evening of the 14th. The

hail, accompanied by severe winds,

broke windows in numerous structures.

Pecos County

10 W Bakersfield Hail (0.75)

Borden County

15 NE Gail Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

A thunderstorm produced severe wind

gusts over northeastern Borden County,

breaking large tree limbs at a rural

residence.

Scurry County

Fluvanna Hail (0.75)

Pecos County

20 SE Ft Stockton Hail (1.75)

Pecos County

1 SE Ft Stockton Hail (0.75)

TEXAS, Western North

Hardeman County

7 SW Quanah Hail (1.00)

Hail was observed at the intersection

of Highway 104 and Hertz Road.

Foard County

2.5 SE Foard City Tornado (F0)

A storm chaser observed this tornado

develop from a high-precipitation

supercell. No known damage.

Knox County

2 N Truscott Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

The roof was blown off a house.

Foard County

7 SSW Crowell Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Knox County

4 ESE Truscott Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Six inch diameter tree limbs were

downed on FM 1756

Foard County

Crowell Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Three inch diameter tree limbs were

downed. There was also minor sign

damage. The shutters were blown off a

house.

TEXAS, Western North

Knox County

7 N Benjamin Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

A storm chaser observed a gustnado

north of Benjamin. This brief gustnado

was approximately 40 yards wide and

moved across open country.

Knox County

3 E Vera Hail (0.75)

Knox County

3 E Vera Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Knox County

Truscott Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

A grain elevator and carport were blown

over.

Knox County

3 E Vera Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Baylor County

Seymour Hail (0.75)

Baylor County

Seymour Hail (1.00)

Knox County

5 SW Benjamin Hail (1.00)

Knox County

Benjamin Hail (1.75)

Foard County

Crowell Hail (1.00)

Hardeman County

7 S Chillicothe Hail (0.88)

Hardeman County

Chillicothe Hail (0.75)

Hardeman County

Chillicothe Hail (0.88)

Baylor County

Red Spgs Hail (1.75)

Baylor County

Seymour Hail (1.00)

Baylor County

Seymour Hail (1.25)

Baylor County

Lake Kemp Hail (0.75)

Baylor County

2 E Seymour Hail (1.75)

Hail was observed at the intersection

of Highway 422 and Highway 183.

Archer County

3 E Mankins Hail (0.75)

Archer County

4 NW Archer City Hail (0.88)

Hail was observed on Highway 25.

Archer County

Archer City Hail (1.75)

Archer County

Archer City Hail (0.88)

Archer County

1 E Scotland Hail (1.00)

Clay County

Lake Arrowhead Hail (0.88)

Archer County

5 W Archer City Hail (0.88)

Severe storms produced hail across

portions of western north Texas along

with parts of southwest and central

Oklahoma. This event continued into the

early morning hours of the first day of

October.

UTAH, East

UTZ022>025-027>029

Drought

As the monsoon season came to a close

there was little change in the long

term hydrologic drought situation from

the previous month across eastern Utah.

Abnormally dry to moderate drought

conditions continued to grip southeast

and east-central Utah, while long term

water supply remained a concern for the

rest of the area. For a continuation on

this drought situation please see the

October 2005 Storm Data publication.

San Juan County

31 NW Monticello to Heavy Rain

2 S Montezuma Creek

Minor flooding occurred in many areas

of San Juan County as a result of heavy

rains. Mud up to 5 inches in depth was

deposited on roads.

Grand County

9 NW Moab Flash Flood

Heavy rain producing thunderstorms

caused several feet of water to flow

through Seven Mile Canyon, flooding a

BLM campground. A camper caught in the

flood had to evacuate his trailer and

climb into his truck via the roof and

drive to higher ground while watching

his trailer get lifted off its jacks

and float about 15 feet from its

original position.

San Juan County

28 W Blanding Flash Flood

Heavy rain producing thunderstorms

caused normally dry canyons to run with

4 to 5 feet of water in portions of

Natural Bridges National Monument.

San Juan County

6 WSW Bluff Funnel Cloud

San Juan County

Bluff Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

At least a dozen two-foot diameter

trees were snapped off like match

sticks, and swamp coolers were blown

off the roofs of several houses. Many

other trees suffered damage.

Grand County

Thompson Hail (0.88)

Grand County

10 W Crescent Jct to Hail (1.00)

3 W Crescent Jct

Grand County

1 W Crescent Jct to Hail (0.75)

10 E Crescent Jct

Hail accumulations up to a foot deep

occurred in places along Interstate 70.

Several vehicles slid off the road and

others became stuck in deep hail. Snow

plows were called in to push the hail

off the highway.

UTAH, West and Central

Wayne County

5 E Fruita Hail (0.75)

Wayne County

Caineville Flash Flood

RAINWATER FILLED DRY WASHES AND FLOODED

ROADWAYS, INCLUDING SR 24.

Duchesne County

Fruitland Flash Flood

Portion of Camelot Rd. washed out.

Horse Ridge PAWS received 1.14″

Wasatch County

30 S Heber City Hail (0.75)

Large hail at Strawberry reservoir

Juab County

Levan Hail (1.00)

large hail destroyed local gardens and

knocked leaves off trees. Hail

accumulated to 4-5 inches in some spots.

Emery County

25 SW Green River Hail (1.50)

large hail caused damage to cars.

Damage amount estimated

Box Elder County

Promontory Pt Thunderstorm Wind (G64)

At Promontory PT sensor

VERMONT, North and Central

Rutland County

Poultney Lightning

Lightning struck a transmission line

near Poultney, VT which resulted in

power outages.

VTZ008

Strong Wind

A storm moved across the province of

Quebec during the afternoon and evening

of September 17th. The associated cold

front moved across the area during the

late afternoon. Showers and

thunderstorms interacted with winds

aloft with a short lived episode of

gusty winds in north central Vermont.

In East Barre, winds uprooted a few

trees. In addition, the soil was very

moist from previous rain.

VTZ004

Frost/Freeze

Surface high pressure system over

western Ontario Province Friday,

September 23rd moved east across Quebec

Province Saturday morning, September

24th. Overnight low temperatures

reached at or below freezing in

portions of Essex county of Vermont

that were located away from the

Connecticut River.

VTZ001-005-017

High Wind (G37)

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across western Vermont during the

morning of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Damaging winds preceded

and followed the front. Trees and power

lines were blown down countywide across

both Grand Isle and Chittenden

counties, and thousands were without

power for a time. Winds were generally

estimated at sustained of 40 to 45 mph

with gusts over 50 mph. Peak winds

measured were 54 mph (47 knots) on

Colchester Reef and 53 mph (46 knots)

at Burlington Airport. A few specific

reports in Chittenden county included

numerous trees and power lines down in

the locations of South Burlington,

Richmond, Milton and Shelburne (with a

few roads closed in Shelburne). In

Richmond trees and power lines were

down on I-89, while in Milton an 80

foot tree was blown down. Extensive

damage was done to sailing docks along

the Burlington waterfront. In Grand

Isle county, specific reports included

numerous trees down in Alburg, Grand

Isle and Isle La Motte. In addition,

the ferry from Burlington, VT to Port

Kent, NY reported winds of 35 to 45

knots (40 to 52 mph) with 4 foot waves.

VTZ003-006-008

High Wind (G35)

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across north central and

northeast portions of Vermont during

the morning and early afternoon of

September 29th. The front was

accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the counties of

Lamoille, Orleans and Washington, with

thousands experiencing power outages at

times. Winds were generally estimated

at a sustained 35 to 45 mph with higher

gusts. A few specific reports were as

follows: In Orleans county, trees and

power lines were down in the towns of

Morgan, Craftsbury, Derby Line and

Brownington. Some schools in the county

released students early due to power

outages. In Newport, a tree was blown

down on a car, while minor roof damage

to a house was reported in Derby Line.

In Washington county, trees and power

lines were down in the towns of Warren,

Barre, Berlin (with a road blocked) and

Marshfield. Numerous trees were blown

down in Lamoille county in and around

Morrisville as well as the Stowe area.

VTZ011-019

High Wind (G35)

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across central and eastern

Vermont during the late morning and

afternoon of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the county of

Rutland, with numerous power outages.

Winds were generally sustained at an

estimated 35 to 45 mph with higher

gusts. A few specific reports were in

Rutland county, trees and power lines

were down in Pawlet, West Rutland (with

some roads blocked) and Killington. In

Middletown Springs, trees were down as

well as a tree blown down on a car.

VTZ002-009-016-018

High Wind (G35)

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across western Vermont during the

morning of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across both Franklin and

Addison counties, with numerous power

outages. Winds were generally sustained

at an estimated 35 to 45 mph with gusts

to over 50 mph. Diamond Island on Lake

Champlain reported 40 mph (35 knots)

winds. A few specific reports were

trees and wires down with a few roads

closed in the Franklin county towns of

Franklin, Georgia, Enosburg, Swanton

and Sheldon. A tree fell on a mobile

home in Georgia. In Addison county, an

extensive number of trees were blown

down in East Middlebury, Salisbury and

Lincoln areas.

VTZ010-012

High Wind (G35)

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across central and eastern

Vermont during the late morning and

afternoon of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the counties of

Orange and Windsor, with numerous power

outages. Winds were generally sustained

at an estimated 35 to 45 mph with

higher gusts. A few specific reports

were trees and wires down in the Orange

county towns of Bradford, Orange,

Tunbridge, Williamstown and Corinth. In

Randolph, a tree was blown down on a

house with some damage. Across Windsor

county trees and lines were down in

Bethel, White River Jct and

Springfield. In Norwich, trees were

down as well as a tree blown down on a

truck.

VTZ004-007

High Wind (G35)

A storm system moved rapidly across the

Province of Quebec on the 29th of

September. The associated cold front

moved across northeast portions of

Vermont during the morning and early

afternoon of September 29th. The front

was accompanied by showers and

thunderstorms. Large scale damaging

winds preceded and followed the front.

Trees and power lines were blown down

countywide across the counties of

Caledonia and Essex with many

experiencing power outages at times.

Winds were generally estimated at a

sustained 35 to 45 mph with higher

gusts. A few specific reports were as

follows: In Caledonia county, trees and

lines were blown down in St Johnsbury,

Hardwick, Lyndon and Lyndonville. A

tree was blown down on top of a mobile

home in Lyndonville. Numerous trees

were reported blown down at Caledonia

County Airport with wind gusts to 52

mph (45 kts). In Essex county, trees

and power lines were down in the towns

of Concord, Island Pond and East Haven.

In Concord a road was blocked by downed

trees.

VERMONT, South

VTZ014

High Wind (G60)

In the vicinity of Windham along Route

121, tree fell on power lines. The

sparking from the power lines started

fires. Along Jenks Way at Winhall

Station, wires were blown down.

VTZ013

High Wind (G60)

Along Route 7N, falling limbs damaged a

car in the Bennington Pownal area. On

September 29, an intensifying low

pressure was north of Lake Ontario. A

sharp cold front trailed southward

along the west side of the Appalachain

Mountains. A strong pressure gradient

was across western New England. The

cold front moved quickly through

western New England during the

afternoon. A strong south wind occurred

over an extensive area prior to the

arrival of the cold front.

VIRGIN ISLANDS

NONE REPORTED.

VIRGINIA, East

Richmond County

Warsaw Hail (0.75)

Westmoreland

County

Oldhams Hail (0.75)

Virginia Beach (C)

2 SE Oceana Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees down at 1400 Block Harpers Road.

Middlesex County

8 E Urbanna Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Several structures damaged from falling

treetops near Greys Point campground.

VIRGINIA, Extreme Southwest

NONE REPORTED.

VIRGINIA, North

Frederick County

Cedar Creek Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Trees downed.

Frederick County

Stephens City Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Powerlines downed.

Fauquier County

Ada Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Several trees down with unconfirmed

damage to a house.

Rappahannock

County

Washington Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

County officials reported powerlines

downed.

Rappahannock

County

Washington Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Several trees were downed around Little

Washington.

VAZ021

Frost/Freeze

Temperatures fell into the lower to mid

30s causing widespread frost to form.

VIRGINIA, Northwest

NONE REPORTED.

VIRGINIA, Southwest

Patrick County

10 ESE Stuart Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Thunderstorm winds downed two trees

close to a foot in diameter and also

torn shingles and shutters off a house

10 miles ESE of Stuart in Patrick

county.

Carroll County

Laurel Fork Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Thunderstorm winds downed trees in

Laurel Fork during the afternoon of the

20th.

Henry County

Bassett Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Henry County

Fieldale Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Henry County

Martinsville City Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

Thunderstorm winds downed trees in

Bassett and Fieldale during the

afternoon of the 20th. The downed trees

in Fieldale fell on powerlines and

created power outages in Henry county.

The Emergency manager reported

thunderstorm winds downed a large tree

on a house in the City of Martinsville.

VAZ016

Dense Fog

Dense fog developed on the 26th along

Interstate 77 in Carroll county near

Fancy Gap. The fog played havoc with

travelers, and contributed to several

accidents along southbound 1-77. State

police reported a 52-year-old North

Carolina man was killed after being

struck by a car along Interstate 77 in

Carroll County. The dense fog created

15 bumper-to-bumper accidents. An

estimated 50 cars were backed up for

five miles along the highway as police

shutdown the route.

WASHINGTON, Northeast

NONE REPORTED.

WASHINGTON, Northwest

Snohomish County

Everett Lightning

A lightning strike blew a small hole in

a house and damaged some electrical

outlets.

Pierce County

Paradise Inn Heavy Rain

Heavy rain caused flooding, rockfalls,

and small mudslides around Mt Rainier

National Park. About 5 inches of rain

fell and many bridges and trails were

washed out, the heavy rain also damaged

some campgrounds.

WAZ006

Strong Wind

Strong winds knocked out power to about

5000 homes in Snohomish county. Fallen

trees also damaged a car and part of a

house.

WASHINGTON, Southeast

NONE REPORTED.

WASHINGTON, Southwest

NONE REPORTED.

WEST VIRGINIA, East

WVZ048>049-054

Frost/Freeze

Temperatures fell into the lower to mid

30s causing widespread frost.

WEST VIRGINIA, North

NONE REPORTED.

WEST VIRGINIA, Southeast

NONE REPORTED.

WEST VIRGINIA, West

WVZ008>011-

016>020-028>032-

035>040-046>047

Drought

After a hot summer, the total monthly

rainfall was only 0.5 to 0.75 inches

for a majority of the northern lowlands

and the mountainous areas. In

Pocahontas County, the cooperative

observer at Frost measured only 0.3

inches of rain for a September total.

The airports at Parkersburg,

Clarksburg, and Elkins all reported

about a half inch of rain during the

month. Temperatures remained warmer

than normal. The long term Palmer

Drought Index was in the minus 2 to

minus 2.5 range. It was too late in the

growing season to affect most crops.

However, the surface water flow in

streams was at a minimum, with some

streams dry. By the end of the month,

Whitmer of eastern Randolph County was

in need of a water tanker to augment

their potable water supply.

WISCONSIN, Northeast

WIZ005-010>013-

018>019-021

Drought

Rainfall for the month of September was

generally within an inch of normal.

Green Bay had 3.08 inches of rain, 0.03

inch belowWISCONSIN, Northeast normal,

Wausau had 4.71 inches, 0.63 inch above

normal and Rhinelander had 3.19 inches,

0.92 inch below normal. On September

6th the U.S. Drought Monitor placed

parts of far northern Wisconsin in the

severe drought category (D2). Much of

that area remained in severe drought

for the rest of the month.

Waushara County

Hancock to Hail (0.75)

2 E Hancock

Waushara County

1 E Coloma to Hail (0.88)

2 W Richford

Thunderstorms that developed behind a

cold front produced large hail and

heavy rainfall as they passed through

central Wisconsin. Nickel size hail and

heavy rain reduced visibility to zero 2

miles west of Richford (Waushara co.)

and 4.42 inches of rain fell in a

little more than 2 hours at Plover

(Portage co.).

Waushara County

Plainfield Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Portage County

3 SW Stevens Pt Hail (0.75)

Shawano County

Navarino Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Waupaca County

Fremont to Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

New London

Winnebago County

Oshkosh Wittman Fld t Thunderstorm Wind (G60)

2 N Oshkosh

Kewaunee County

2 N Casco Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Kewaunee County

4 NNW Algoma Hail (1.75)

Outagamie County

6 W Appleton to Thunderstorm Wind (G65)

Freedom

Door County

Forestville Hail (1.75)

Calumet County

Darboy to Thunderstorm Wind (G66)

Sherwood

Calumet County

New Holstein Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Outagamie County

Freedom Thunderstorm Wind (G65)

Brown County

2 SW Howard Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Brown County

De Pere to Tornado (F0)

Allouez

Brown County

4 N Wrightstown Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Brown County

Ashwaubenon Thunderstorm Wind (G70)

Brown County

De Pere Thunderstorm Wind (G65)

Brown County

Green Bay Thunderstorm Wind (G59)

Manitowoc County

Cooperstown Thunderstorm Wind (G55)

Manitowoc County

2.8 ENE Cooperstown Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Door County

Sturgeon Bay Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Thunderstorms developed as a cold front

interacted with a moist and very

unstable air mass over Wisconsin. Many

of the storms became severe, with gusts

in excess of 60 mph, as they moved

across east central Wisconsin. Downed

trees and power lines were widespread.

At least 50,000 people on the north side

of Oshkosh (Winnebago co.) were without

electricity for at least part of the

evening. A billboard was destroyed when

it was blown onto U.S. Highway 41 near

Lake Butte des Morts (Winnebago co.).

Heavy damage was reported in the

Appleton area (Outagamie co.), where at

least one tree landed on a car, flag

poles were blown down, roofs were tom

from at least three houses under

construction, a construction trailer was

overturned and a semi was blown over on

U.S. Highway 441. Silos, sheds, garages

and at least three barns were blown down

and power was knocked out in Greenville

(Outagamie co.) and Freedom (Outagamie

co.). The wind tore away parts of the

screen at a drive-in movie theater in

Freedom. In Ashwaubenon (Brown co.) a

twenty unit garage that was under

construction was destroyed, by winds

estimated near 80 mph, when it was

lifted from its concrete slab and thrown

at least 100 feet. A pole building was

blown down near Cooperstown (Manitowoc

co.) and baseball size hail broke

windows near Algoma (Kewaunee co.).

A tornado touched down in De Pere (Brown

co.) and traveled north into Allouez

(Brown co.) where it dissipated just

north of Heritage Hill State Park. The

tornado’s occasional brief touchdowns

topped numerous trees. Some of the trees

caused damage to buildings and vehicles

when they fell, but the tornado caused

little direct structural damage to any

buildings.

Menominee (C)

5 N Neopit Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Isolated thunderstorms that developed

along a warm front across central

Wisconsin downed trees north of Neopit.

WISCONSIN, Northwest

Washburn County

5 SE Minong Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Numerous trees were blown down across

the Bass Lake and Stanberry townships.

Sawyer County

3 N Hayward Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Numerous trees and power lines down from

just north of Hayward across Nelson Lake

to the Bayfield county line.

Bayfield County

Cable Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Straight-line winds knocked down trees

and power lines from the Sawyer County

line through Cable, Drummond, and Mason

to the Ashland County line. There was

also minor structural damage.

Ashland County

Ashland Thunderstorm Wind (G51)

Numerous trees and power lines were

blown down in the Ashland area. There

was also minor structural damage. A

large area of significant damaging

thunderstorm winds swept across

northwestern Wisconsin. The damage path

was from southeast of Minong in

northeast Washburn County through Nelson

Lake of northwest Sawyer County then

near Cable through Drummond to Ashland.

Heavy damage in the Chequamegon-Nicole

National Forest forced the closure of

campgrounds and bike trails.

WISCONSIN, Southeast

WIZ046>047- Marquette – Green Lake – Fond Du Lac –

051>052-056>060- Sheboygan – Sauk – Columbia – Dodge –

062>072 Washington – Ozaukee – Iowa – Dane –

Jefferson – Waukesha – Milwaukee –

Lafayette – Green – Rock – Walworth –

Racine – Kenosha

Drought

The month began with warm and dry

conditions which strengthened the

ongoing drought from a severe drought

(D2) to an extreme drought (D3) across

Rock, Walworth, Waukesha, Milwaukee,

Racine, and Kenosha counties on

September 6th. Elsewhere across south-

central and southeast Wisconsin, drought

remained at severe status (D2). Rainfall

deficits grew once again the following

week as a hot and dry airmass resided

over the region. Highs on September 10th

through the 13th were observed in the

lower 90s for much of southern

Wisconsin. Little if any precipitation

fell in the first half of the month. The

drought status for the area remained

unchanged through September 13. A wetter

pattern developed for the second half of

the month – several inches fell across

mostly southeast Wisconsin. A storm

system caused a series of thunderstorms

to “train” over much of southeast

Wisconsin on September 25, bringing

several inches to many locales within

the extreme drought area. Tremendous

drought improvements were noted in the

September 27th drought update as the

drought status improved from extreme

drought (D3) to moderate drought (D1)

for Waukesha and Milwaukee counties and

from extreme drought to severe drought

(D2) for Rock, Walworth, Racine, and

Kenosha counties. Monthly rainfall

totals included 5.93 inches in Sheboygan

(Sheboygan Co.), 5.10 inches in Beloit

(Rock Co.), 4.17 inches at Milwaukee

Mitchell Field (Milwaukee Co.), 3.92

inches in Beaver Dam (Dodge Co.), 3.73

inches in Kenosha (Kenosha Co.), 3.30

inches in Wisconsin Dells (Columbia

Co.), 2.73 inches in Dodgeville (Iowa

Co.), and 1.93 inches at Madison’s Truax

Field (Dane Co.). A small area

surrounding East Troy (Walworth Co.)

received 6 to 6.75 inches. Milwaukee

recorded a surplus of 0.87 inches for

the month, while Madison recorded a 1.13

inch deficit. Total drought damages for

the year are outlined in October’s

StormData edition.

WIZ052-059>060- Sheboygan – Washington – Ozaukee –

070>072 Walworth – Racine – Kenosha

Dense Fog

Light winds and a moist ground promoted

the development of fog across southeast

Wisconsin. Visibilities were reduced

below 1/4 mile in areas, resulting in

slower vehicle speed, and a few

vehicle accidents.

Marquette County

1 NE Montello Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Green Lake County

.5 SW Berlin Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Rock County

Janesville to Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

2 W Milton

A very warm and humid airmass interacted

with a stationary front draped across

central Wisconsin to produce a few

scattered severe storms during the

afternoon over south central Wisconsin.

Temperatures were in the upper 80s with

dew points in the middle 60s. These

storms produced mainly damaging winds

which caused scattered reports of

uprooted tree damage.

Columbia County

Lodi to Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Arlington

Large trees and road signs down.

Dane County

2 NW Dane to Hail (0.75)

3 NW De Forest

Dane County

2 NW Dane to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

3 NW De Forest

Columbia County

Pardeeville Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Marquette County

Westfield Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Columbia County

Cambria Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

A one foot diameter tree fell onto a

house, damaging the roof and attic.

Marquette County

1 NE Montello Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Marquette County

Neshkoro Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Dodge County

Fox Lake Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Marquette County

7.5 ESE Endeavor Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Green Lake County

Green Lake Thunderstorm Wind (G62)

Rock County

Shopiere Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Fond Du Lac County

1 NE Waupun Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Rock County

1 SE Johnstown Cente Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Walworth County

Elkhorn Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Walworth County

Delavan Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Walworth County

2.2 NE La Grange Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

A tree fell onto a chicken house.

Fond Du Lac County

Rosendale Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Fond Du Lac County

Fond Du Lac Co Arpt Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Walworth County

Whitewater Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Powerful thunderstorm winds toppled a

tree, which fell onto a car, injuring

one person.

Jefferson County

3 N Palmyra Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Waukesha County

Mukwonago to Thunderstorm Wind (G58)

Brookfield

There were widespread reports of trees

and powerlines toppled across Waukesha

County. Law enforcement reported a

measured gust of 58 knots (67 mph)

around the city of Waukesha. Trained

spotters estimated wind gusts of 70 to

74 knots (80 to 85 mph) embedded within

the larger area of damaging winds

between just south of Waukesha through

Brookfield.

Fond Du Lac County

Taycheedah Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Washington County

Kewaskum Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Waukesha County

1 S Dousman Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Dodge County

Kekoskee Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Milwaukee County

Wauwatosa to Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Fox Pt

Widespread large trees down. Measured

peak gust on UW-Milwaukee campus.

Waukesha County

Sussex Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Waukesha County

Pewaukee Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Ozaukee County

Mequon Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Sheboygan County

Plymouth Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Waukesha County

2 S Hartland Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Milwaukee County

Milwaukee Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Measured by the Fox TV-6 school network

site at UW-Milwaukee. Large tree

branches down.

Ozaukee County

Thiensville Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Ozaukee County

Cedarburg to Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Grafton

Washington County

Jackson Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Large picnic table and chairs scattered

and thrown 20 feet by wind gusts, and

large trees down.

Sheboygan County

Sheboygan Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Measured by the Fox TV-6 school network

site at North High School.

Ozaukee County

2 W Port Washington Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Sheboygan County

2 W Sheboygan to Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Sheboygan

A barn door was blown off and items were

blown out of the barn.

Washington County

2 NE Jackson Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Large trees and power lines down.

Washington County

Jackson Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Measured by the Fox TV-6 school network

site at Kettle Moraine High School.

Ozaukee County

2 N Waubeka Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Trees blown over.

Sheboygan County

Cedar Grove to Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

5 SSW Sheboygan

Trees and power lines were blown down

and a few houses sustained some minor

damage.

A strong cold front pushed into an

unseasonably hot and humid airmass over

south-central and southeast Wisconsin

during the afternoon and evening,

resulting in severe storms with damaging

straight-line winds. Temperatures ranged

from the mid 80s across south central

Wisconsin to near record highs in the

lower 90s across southeast Wisconsin.

There were primarily two areas that were

affected by severe thunderstorms. A

broken line of severe storms from

Marquette to Dane County tracked east

northeast into Dodge, Fond du Lac,

Washington, and Sheboygan counties. This

line produced damaging wind gusts from

between 50 to 62 knots (58 mph to 71

mph). Tree and power line damage was

reported across many areas affected by

this line of storms. Another area

affected by severe storms stretched from

Rock county through Walworth, Waukesha,

Milwaukee, and Ozaukee counties as one

large supercell developed and tracked

northeast along I-43. Several reports of

damaging winds estimated in excess of 70

knots (80 mph) were collected from

portions of Waukesha county. Widespread

tree and power line damage was noted

from Mukwonago through Brookfield. More

sporatic tree and power line damage was

reported across northern Milwaukee and

southern Ozaukee counties.

Rock County

Afton Hail (1.00)

Walworth County

Lake Geneva Hail (1.00)

Walworth County

Pell Lake Hail (1.00)

Kenosha County

Twin Lakes Hail (1.75)

Kenosha County

Powers Lake Hail (1.75)

Kenosha County

Twin Lakes Hail (1.50)

There were two rounds of severe

thunderstorms that produced large hail.

The first round developed in north-

central Iowa along a southwest to

northeast orientated cold front pushed

into Sauk and Columbia counties. Only

sub-severe hail was reported in

Reedsburg. The second round of severe

storms developed as the cold front

sagged into far southern Wisconsin where

temperatures were in the 80s and dew

points were in the middle 60s. These

storms pushed from Rock county east into

Kenosha county. Large hail in excess of

1 inch in diameter was reported along

this path with some areas experiencing

golf-ball sized hail (1.75″) in Kenosha

county.

Milwaukee County

Milwaukee Flash Flood

Widespread flooding across most of

Milwaukee County. Several feet of water

was reported on Interstate 43 at North

Avenue, causing it to close for several

hours. Three cars were stranded as water

rose very rapidly. One to three feet of

water was also reported on roadways at

the UW-Milwaukee campus. On the

UW-Milwaukee campus, over 4 inches of

rain fell during the evening. Some

basements were flooded in low lying

areas, resulting in damage to contents.

Waukesha County

Mukwonago to Flash Flood

New Berlin

Flooded roads and some flooded basements

were reported across portions of central

and southern Waukesha county, damaging

contents inside.

Heavy rains of 2.0 to to 4.5 inches

werer reported across parts of Waukesha

and Milwaukee counties during the late

afternoon and into late evening as

thunderstorms tracked northeast over the

same areas. Flash flooding was reported

across portions of Milwaukee and

Waukesha counties as storm drains became

overwhelmed with water flow. Interstate-

43 was closed for a couple hours after

a few cars were stranded in flash flood

waters near North Avenue. Several

basements were also flooded about the

area, resulting in damage to contents.

Jackson County

Alma Center Hail (0.88)

Adams County

2 NE Big Flats Hail (1.00)

Monroe County

3 ESE Oakdale Hail (0.75)

Juneau County

(Vok) Volk Aaf Camp D Hail (0.75)

Adams County

Arkdale Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Hail the size of pennies and quarters,

along with an isolated wind gust

estimated near 65 mph, was reported by

spotters and the public.

La Crosse County

5 N Holmen Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Monroe County

4 N Sparta Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Storm spotters and the public estimated

wind gusts of 60 to 65 mph, which

knocked down trees.

La Crosse County

La Crosse Lightning

Lightning struck the La Crosse National

Weather Service (La Crosse County)

during a severe weather event. No one

was injured, but some communication

equipment was damaged.

La Crosse County

3 N Holmen to Tornado (Fl)

3 SW Stevenstown

La Crosse County

New Amsterdam Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Vernon County

Genoa Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Vernon County

Chaseburg Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Juneau County

2 S Mauston Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Monroe County

Countywide Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Monroe County

3 SE Wilton Thunderstorm Wind (G61)

Monroe County

Wilton Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Juneau County

2 N Necedah Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Adams County

3 NE Arkdale Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

A tornado touched down near County

Highway V between Holmen and Stevenstown

(La Crosse County), knocking down

several trees along Flatten and Mahlum

Road. In fact, trees fell just ahead of

and behind a school bus, which was

stopped on Flatten Road. Other damage

inlcuded a small boat being overturned

and a fallen tree damaging a home on

Mahlum Road. Elsewhere, thunderstorm

winds estimated at 60 to 70 mph blew

down trees and power lines. A barn was

also blown down near Wilton

(Monroe County).

La Crosse County

Countywide Flash Flood

Trempealeau County

South Portion Flash Flood

Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches in one

to two hours triggered flash flooding.

Due to the heavy rain, water covered

streets to a depth of two to three feet

in La Crosse, Onalaska and West Salem

(La Crosse County). In fact, amateur

radio operators reported numerous

stalled cars in Onalaska, some of which

were even floating.

WISCONSIN, West

St. Croix County

Countywide Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Windows were blown out of a home in

Hammond. At a school in Hudson a door

was blown in and the roof was damaged.

Scattered downed trees and shingle

damage was also reported throughout the

county.

Polk County

Amery Thunderstorm Wind (G75)

Straight line winds estimated around 85

MPH produced significant damage on the

south and east side of Amery. Emergency

management reported minor damage to 26

residential and 3 business structures,

major damage to 1 residential and 12

business structures, and the

destruction of 7 business structures in

town. Six hangars at the Amery airport

including the airplanes and supplies

inside were destroyed. Four other

hangars received moderate damage.

Debris from the airport was found up to

2 miles away. A nearby feed mill and

warehouse at the local farmers co-op

was a complete loss. Highway 46 South

was closed for several hours due to

debris in the roadway. Dozens of trees

in the damage path were snapped 20 to

30 feet above the ground.

Barron County

3 NW Cameron Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

A tree was downed onto 18th Street.

Barron County

3 E Cameron Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Power lines were blown down onto County

Road D.

WYOMING, Central and West

Fremont County

Lander Hail (1.00)

Fremont County

Riverton Hail (1.00)

WYOMING, Extreme Southwest

NONE REPORTED.

WYOMING, North Central

NONE REPORTED.

WYOMING, Northeast

Weston County

12 W Upton Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Campbell County

7 SE Rozet Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Crook County

7 W Moorcroft Thunderstorm Wind (G56)

Crook County

Moorcroft Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

Crook County

4 E Keyhole Reservoir Thunderstorm Wind (G52)

A line of thunderstorms moved across

northeast Wyoming and produced strong

winds across extreme east central

Campbell, southern Crook, and northwest

Weston Counties.

WYOMING, Southeast

Laramie County

20 N Cheyenne to Thunderstorm Wind (G57)

14 WSW Cheyenne

Strong thunderstorm outflow winds from

west to north of Cheyenne, WY.

Albany County

Laramie Breese Arpt Thunderstorm Wind (G51)

Strong wind gust recorded at the

Laramie airport from line of weak but

fast moving thunderstorms.

Laramie County

12 W Cheyenne to Thunderstorm Wind (G50)

Cheyenne

58 mph wind gust recorded at Cheyenne,

Wy. with unofficial gust to 74 mph 12

miles west of Cheyenne.

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