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Posted on: June 5, 2019

June 4th Scott County Heavy Wind Event

Yesterday, prior to the storms arriving in the Scott county area, Scott County Emergency Management activated its trained weather spotters.  Belle Plaine Fire Department was also activated for weather spotting. 


At approximately 4:16 p.m., a spotter recorded a wind gust at 85 mph near the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 19.  Minutes later, another spotter measured a wind gust at 85 mph in the town of Union Hill.    


Later into the evening, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for a radar-indicated rotation. 


Hail was reported in a number of communities across Scott County and sporadic wind damage occurred in the southwest corner of the county. 


This morning, Scott County Emergency Management and the NWS spent several hours conducting a site survey of the impacted area.  Damage to power poles and structures on the south side of Highway 19 was consistent with severe straight line winds was identified. 


The NWS Storm Assessment Team completed its survey of northern Le Sueur County through Scott County and concluded damages were caused by downburst winds of up to 85 MPH.  However, NO evidence of tornadic damage was found.


“The early warning provided by the weather spotters enabled quick activation of the outdoor warning sirens allowing the residents of the communities downwind time to seek shelter,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen.

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Substation near Harlow and 220th Street in Sand Creek Twp

Substation near Harlow and 220th Street in Sand Creek Twp


Tree in New Prague gas station lot

Tree in New Prague gas station lot


Utility poles near 271st Avenue South of Hwy 19

Utility poles near 271st Avenue South of Hwy 19


Utility poles near 271st Avenue South of Hwy 19

Utility poles near 271st Avenue South of Hwy 19


Farm building near ball field in Union Hill

Farm building near ball field in Union Hill


Farm building near ball field in Union Hill

Farm building near ball field in Union Hill


Building South of 286th in Belle Plaine

Building South of 286th in Belle Plaine


Elko NM Hail

Hail in Elko New Market


Elko NM Hail

Hail in Elko New Market





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