EF-1 tornado confirmed near Coloma on Sunday
Severe storms in Adams, Waushara, and Waupaca Counties also caused wind damge and heavy rainfall.
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The National Weather Service in Green Bay has determined that an EF-1 tornado, with winds of 95 mph impacted southwest Waushara County on Sunday afternoon, August 8th.
Severe storms developed during the afternoon in central Adams County around 3:30 PM, tracking northeast through Waushara, and Waupaca Counties through 5:00 PM on Sunday. Wind damage to trees and power lines were reported with these storms near Friendship, in Hancock, Coloma, Readfield, and southeast of Weyauwega.
The EF-1 tornado originated near Pleasant Lake at 3:52 PM and tracked to the north-northeast for 3.5 miles, lifting about a mile to the west of Coloma at 3:58 PM. Overall, the tornado was on the ground for 6 minutes. No injuries or fatalities were reported from this twister.
This weekend was a First Alert Weather Day for Central Wisconsin as the region experienced rounds of storms producing heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and this isolated tornado. Rainfall from Highway 29 on south ranged from 2 to 7 inches, which was likely a factor in producing down trees due to saturated soil with the severe storms in the southern parts of the area on Sunday afternoon.
This tornado was the 3rd to occur during the weekend. An EF-3 tornado with winds of 160 mph struck near Boscobel in Grant County, along with an EF-1 tornado to the east in Iowa County, with winds of 90 mph.
After a late start to the season for tornadoes in Wisconsin, as of August 9th, there have been 19 tornadoes in the state. The average per year is 23.
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