Special Weather Statement

WIZ041-053-054-061-192330-
Vernon-La Crosse-Crawford-Grant-
534 PM CDT WED JUL 19 2017

…A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE MISSISSIPPI
RIVER AND WESTERN WISCONSIN…

At 525 PM CDT, radar indicated a line strong to severe thunderstorms
moving east at 50 mph across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa.
These storms will reach the Mississippi River by 630 pm and western
Wisconsin counties by 7 pm.

Wind gusts of 40 to 55 mph, nickel size hail, and torrential
downpours can be expected with this line of storms.

Locations impacted through 7 pm include…
The Mississippi River, La Crosse, Platteville, Prairie Du Chien, La
Crescent, Viroqua, Lancaster, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem,
Boscobel, Fennimore, Westby, Cuba City, Bangor, Hillsboro, Muscoda,
Hazel Green, Dickeyville, Cassville and Stoddard.

People attending the La Crosse County Interstate Fair should seek
shelter when these storms approach.

These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

If you are on the Mississippi River, get of the water and move
indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to
10 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you
are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter
now! Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.

Persons in campgrounds should consider seeking sturdy shelter until
these storms pass.

LAT…LON 4264 9071 4269 9095 4275 9107 4307 9118
4326 9106 4337 9122 4365 9127 4378 9124
4398 9142 4399 9132 4407 9131 4407 9091
4373 9091 4373 9031 4355 9031 4355 9067
4317 9067 4320 9043 4251 9043 4251 9064
TIME…MOT…LOC 2225Z 273DEG 44KT 4446 9089 4286 9238

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