Paul Domack posted this photo online of a tree down following high winds overnight
Paul Domack posted this photo online of a tree down following high winds overnight

KAUKAUNA — If you’re missing some outdoor Christmas decorations, or perhaps the cushion from the patio chair that you haven’t brought in yet for the winter, check with your neighbor down the street.

Although Kaukauna escaped serious damage from the high winds that swept through Northeast Wisconsin overnight, evidence of the menacing blast can be seen throughout town.

Residents are posting to the Kaukauna Community Group photos of damage or missing items. VIEW HERE.

They include a tree down, roof damage, a missing patio cushion and some missing Christmas yard decorations.


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According to the National Weather Service in Green Bay, the highest wind gusts occurred between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. today.

Kaukuana was on the low end, with a top wind gust of only 30 m.p.h. at 11:30 p.m. last night. CHART

The Appleton airport recorded at 51 m.p.h. wind burst, and the highest in the state was 76 m.p.h. at about 2:45 a.m.

The NWS launched a weather balloon about 5:45 a.m. from Green Bay to track the early morning wind.

The balloon quickly traveled over Lake Michigan and burst about 7 a.m. after traveling 99 miles from Green Bay.

The balloon finally fell to earth more than 200 miles away in the northern part of Southern Michigan.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.