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Weather expert recaps the craziest weather day in La Crosse area history: Dec. 15, 2021



FILE - The Rotary Lights igloo, damaged in wind storms on Dec. 15-16, 2021, at Riverside Park in La Crosse. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Michael Kurz at the National Weather Service — La Crosse joined WIZM on Wednesday, a day before the anniversary of Dec. 15, 2021, which was the most unique weather phenomenon in the area’s history.

It’s the storm that shut down Rotary Lights for the first time ever.

From record-high temps to over two dozen tornadoes to ridiculous winds, that day had it all.

We get Kurz’s take on how big an outlier it was and what they were doing in the National Weather Service office at that time.

For an even deeper look into that day, check out this piece by the NWS La Crosse.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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