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.
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 2:22 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 6:33 PM CDT
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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

An EF-2 tornado with winds up to 115 mph touched down in eastern Monroe County Wednesday night.
An EF-2 tornado with winds up to 115 mph touched down in eastern Monroe County Wednesday night.(WMTV)

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

An EF-1 tornado touched down just east of La Farge in Vernon County. The tornado was on the...
An EF-1 tornado touched down just east of La Farge in Vernon County. The tornado was on the ground for 7 minutes.(WMTV)

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

The National Weather Service confirmed EF-1 tornado damage near Mauston from Wednesday night's...
The National Weather Service confirmed EF-1 tornado damage near Mauston from Wednesday night's storms.(WMTV)

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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