EF-1 tornado causes significant damage in Lincoln and Marathon counties
This is the first tornado to impact North Central Wisconsin this year.
North Central Wisconsin (WSAW) - The National Weather Service in Green Bay has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado, with max winds of 90 mph occurred with severe storms Wednesday night, July 27th, in Lincoln and Marathon Counties.
The tornado began near County Road W and P in southern Lincoln County to the southwest of Pine River. The twister traveled south for 2.8 miles, crossing over into northern Marathon County, lifting near Country Road W and Hazelwood Lane. The tornado took place at 8:40 PM on Wednesday night and was on the ground for 4 minutes. It was estimated to have been 300 yards wide, which is as big as three football fields.
So far, there have been 15 confirmed tornadoes with severe storms that rolled through the Badger State on Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning, July 27th to 28th, from north to south. Seven tornadoes have been confirmed in SE Wisconsin in Jefferson and Waukesha Counties, four in Dane County, two in Columbia county, and one tornado impacting St. Croix County in the western part of the state.
The line of severe storms also produced numerous reports of wind damage from likely straight-line winds in parts of the region.
The National Weather Service will be continuing to do storm surveys, which may find that more tornadoes could have occurred not only in North Central Wisconsin but also in other parts of the Badger State.
As of August 13th, there have been 27 confirmed tornadoes in 2021 across Wisconsin. The average number of tornadoes in a year for the state is 23.
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