We had a little storm excitement in Hayward WI last Wednesday. Here are a few pictures showing the tree damage that happened in the city and township. It was said that the straightline winds reached 95 mph during the storm. After touring around town I saw city and private crews still cleaning up after 5 days. There are hundreds of large trees that were knocked down with many close to the Namekagon river area. There were some power poles broken, damage at the electric transfer station, door and roof damage at the airport, at least one trailer had a tree land on it, all the trees are down in front of the Wesleyan church and old medical group builing, and some tree damage at the new library. There is also serious tree damage at the Hayward golf course, and up radio hill leading to the radio station which explains why that channel was knocked off the air at the time of the storm.
Of course this isn't small or dead tree damage. This was mostly healthy white pines that took the brunt of the storm. These pines generally bend with storms of this nature, so it is a real surprise that they couldn't handle the winds. It did come up extremely fast and hard.