HUSTISFORD, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News) Wisconsin did not have any tornadoes yesterday -- but the southeast part of the state had a lot of damage part of a large wave of Midwest twisters and thunderstorms. Thousands of people lost power in the Milwaukee region. Cattle sheds, garages, and storage sheds were damaged on farms near Hustisford in Dodge County, as winds of over 50-miles-an-hour hit the region.
A home and a barn lost its roofs in Washington County in the Allenton area. A dozen cows were killed when a silo collapsed on a barn in Washington County. No personal injuries were reported, but parishioners had to scramble into church basements for safety.
The United Methodist Church in Whitefish Bay interrupted a Sunday morning service for the first time in at least 35 years.
Milwaukee had almost two inches of rain, and Soldiers Grove in southwest Wisconsin had about an inch and two thirds.
Other parts of the Midwest had tornadoes. Six people were killed in southern Illinois. About 63,000 Chicago Bears' fans took cover for almost two hours in Soldier Field, as high winds and a tornado warning interrupted the Bears' victory over Baltimore. Once the rain left, things got much cooler. Southern Wisconsin basked in the 60's yesterday morning, but parts of the north were in the more seasonal 20's overnight.
Dry and cool weather is in the forecast for today.