NWS: 16 tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin on August 28

Courtesy: NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan
Courtesy: NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan(NBC15)
Published: Aug. 30, 2018 at 6:08 AM CDT
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The National Weather Service has confirmed that sixteen tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin during a line of severe thunderstorms that moved through central Wisconsin on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Around 3:00 p.m, on August 28, an EF-1 tornado touched down in Oxford. Peak winds reached an estimated speed of 90 m.p.h. Three minutes later, an EF-1 tornado touched down in Endeavor.

At 3:17 p.m, an EF-1 tornado went through an area to the west of Marquette. An EF-0 tornado touched down to the east of Marquette at 3:25 p.m.

Eight tornadoes occured in Fond du Lac County, ranging from an EF-0 to an EF-2.

Two other tornadoes formed in Dodge County near Brownsville. An EF-2 tornado to the west of Brownsville had a 3.95 mile path.Its speeds reached a maximum speed of 125 m.p.h. The second tornado, with an EF-1 rating, had a 2.7 mile path through Brownsville.

A single tornado was reported in Sheboygan County as well as Calumet County.