390  
NOUS43 KDLH 221603 CCA  
PNSDLH  
MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-220945-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN  
1103 AM CDT MON JUL 22 2019  
   
..PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR GORDON WI TORNADO
 
 
SEVERAL SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED DURING THE MORNING AND  
EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS OF THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019 STARTING AROUND  
11 AM NEAR MOOSE LAKE, MN. THE FIRST STORM PRODUCED HALF-DOLLAR  
SIZE HAIL NEAR FOXBORO, WI BEFORE DISSIPATING. ANOTHER SUPERCELL  
THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPED NEAR CHAFFEY, WI AND TRACKED EAST-  
SOUTHEASTWARD TO A FEW MILES NORTHWEST OF SOLON SPRINGS, WI. THE  
STORM THEN MADE A RIGHT TURN AND MOVED INTO THE TOWN OF GORDON, WI  
WHERE IT PRODUCED A TORNADO. THE STORM GRADUALLY WEAKENED AS IT  
MOVED ACROSS SOUTHERN BAYFIELD COUNTY AND DISSIPATED NEAR  
NAMEKAGON AROUND 4 PM.  
 
RATING: EF-1, PRELIMINARY  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100-110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.3 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 80 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUL 18, 2019  
START TIME: 229 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5.1 MILES WSW BARNES, WI  
START LAT/LON: 46.3069, -91.6060 APPROXIMATE  
 
END DATE: JUL 18, 2019  
END TIME: 235 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4.2 MILES SW BARNES, WI  
END LAT/LON: 46.3005, -91.5815 APPROXIMATE  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE TORNADO BEGAN EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF SAND ROAD AND CABIN  
LANE. THE NWS DULUTH STORM SURVEY PICKED UP THE DAMAGE PATH WHERE  
IT CROSSED CABIN LANE SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS WEST OF SAND ROAD.  
NUMEROUS UPROOTED AND BROKEN SOFTWOOD TREES WERE NOTED ON EITHER  
SIDE OF CABIN LANE AT THAT LOCATION. THE DAMAGE AT THAT LOCATION  
WAS CONSISTENT WITH HIGH-END EF-0 WIND SPEEDS OF 75 TO 85 MPH. THE  
TORNADO CONTINUED EAST-SOUTHEAST AND STRENGTHENED TO EF-1  
INTENSITY SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF SAND ROAD AND CABIN LANE.  
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED WITH NEARLY ALL TREES IN THE AREA  
BROKEN OR UPROOTED. THIS DAMAGE SEEMED CONSISTENT WITH WINDS OF 85  
TO 95 MPH. FROM THAT LOCATION TO A POINT JUST WEST OF SCHAEFER  
ROAD A NOTCH WAS CUT THROUGH THE TREES WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY 80  
YARDS WIDE AND APPROXIMATELY ONE-HALF MILE IN LENGTH. ALL THE  
TREES IN THIS AREA WERE EITHER BROKEN OR UPROOTED AND THE DAMAGE  
WAS CONSISTENT WITH WINDS OF 100 TO 110 MPH. THE TORNADO WEAKENED  
QUICKLY AFTER CROSSING SCHAEFER ROAD. A FEW BROKEN BRANCHES AND  
UPROOTED TREES WERE NOTED ALONG JACKSON ROAD AND LOCATIONS FARTHER  
EAST. IT SEEMS THE TORNADO LIFTED BETWEEN SCHAEFER ROAD AND  
JACKSON ROAD, WHICH IS WHERE WE APPROXIMATED THE END OF THE TRACK.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE  
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
 
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH  
 
NOTE:  
 
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
HUYCK  
 
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