NWS confirms tornado & wind damage across Southern Wisconsin
Severe storms rolled through Wisconsin Wednesday night. 10 counties in the NBC15 viewing area had active tornado warnings throughout the night.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The National Weather Service has dispatched damage assessment teams across the region following Wednesday’s storms. A total of 5 tornadoes have been confirmed across Wisconsin. Three tornadoes were confirmed in southern Wisconsin.
This article & tornado tracks will be updated as NWS teams transmit their reports & damage indicators.
STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE
The National Weather Service in Milwaukee survey did not find any evidence of tornado damage across south-central & southeastern Wisconsin. However, straight-line wind damage of up to 95-105 mph was recorded in Marquette County. Straight-line winds of up to 70mph was noted in Dane, Columbia and Dodge counties.
WYEVILLE EF-2 TORNADO
The largest tornado of the night touched down in eastern Monroe County and traveled northeastward into Juneau county. This twister moved from SE of Tomah across I-90 - traveling a total of 20.9 miles before lifting in the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Tree damage was noted along the tornado’s path as well as damage to a few structures South of Wyeville.
LA FARGE EF-1 TORNADO
This tornado touched down just East of La Farge & was on the ground for 7 minutes. EF-1 tree damage was recorded while EF-0 damage was noted on a few structures. The tornado crossed HWY 81 and continued through rural Vernon County. The twister lifted just SW of Dilly.
MAUSTON EF-1 TORNADO
A National Weather Service team confirmed EF-1 Damage in and around Mauston from Wednesday night’s storms. A tornado touched down south of Mauston near County Road G & tracked northeastward - close to the Mile Bluff Medical Center. The twister was on the ground for 9 minutes - traveling 8.4 miles. Maximum winds were estimated to have reached 90 miles per hour. The tornado moved farther into rural Juneau county - dissipating near the Wisconsin River.
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