Tornadoes

2018 was the first year in history without any violent tornadoes in the U.S.

January 8, 2019 0 Comments
2018 was the first year in history without any violent tornadoes in the U.S.

2018 was another devastating year for natural disasters, however there was a noticeable lack of tornadoes, particularly strong tornadoes. For the first time since modern record keeping began in 1950, there were no violent tornadoes in the United States. Violent tornadoes are those that are rated EF-4 or EF-5, packing winds of 166-200 mph or […]

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Severe storms possible in Wisconsin this week

September 30, 2018 0 Comments
Severe storms possible in Wisconsin this week

  October is getting on the late fringe of severe thunderstorm season in Wisconsin.  However the next 10 days will offer a rather active jet stream track from the southwest United States right up toward the western Great Lakes.  It will deliver 3 or 4 moderate to strong low pressure systems.  Each will be tapping […]

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Late Season Severe Weather

August 22, 2018 0 Comments
Late Season Severe Weather

It has been a relatively quiet severe weather season across Northcentral Wisconsin so far this year. Only 9 tornadoes have occurred in the state and only one of them was in our viewing area – a weak tornado in Waushara county that touched down for a few seconds. The latest tornado occurred Monday night in […]

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Anniversary of the Oakfield, WI tornado

July 17, 2018 0 Comments
Anniversary of the Oakfield, WI tornado

A powerful tornado destroyed large portions of Oakfield, in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin on the evening of July 18, 1996.   It was producing F3 damage northwest of Oakfield, but intensified into F5 strength as it crossed a small portion of Oakfield.  Amazingly, no one was killed.   However there were 12 injuries and $40.4 […]

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No one in the U.S. was killed by a tornado in May or June for only the second time on record

July 5, 2018 0 Comments
No one in the U.S. was killed by a tornado in May or June for only the second time on record

For the first time since 2005, and for only the second time since record keeping began in 1950, no one was killed by a tornado in the United States in May or June. May and June are the most active months of the year for tornadoes, and subsequently, are the most deadly. On average, 71 […]

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The UW-Platteville Tornado: Four Years Later

June 13, 2018 0 Comments
The UW-Platteville Tornado: Four Years Later

This Saturday marks the fourth anniversary of the EF2 tornado that struck the UW-Platteville campus and surrounding community in southwest Wisconsin. During the evening hours of June 16th, 2014, a line of thunderstorms stretching from the southern suburbs of the Twin Cites to northern Iowa raced eastward.  Damaging winds were the main threat of the evening, […]

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Wisconsin’s first tornadoes of the year confirmed

May 10, 2018 0 Comments
Wisconsin’s first tornadoes of the year confirmed

Two weak tornadoes touched down in southern Wisconsin yesterday afternoon. The first one was in Grant county in the town of Fennimore. This brief tornado was on the ground for a mile and a half and was rated an EF-0 by the National Weather Service in La Crosse. The 75 mph winds in this tornado […]

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Severe weather awareness week is April 9th-13th

April 8, 2018 0 Comments
Severe weather awareness week is April 9th-13th

It is that time of year again to brush up on our severe weather safety tips.  It is not uncommon to get at least one brief episode of severe weather in April in Wisconsin.  Of course it is much more likely from May through August when it is warmer out. Luckily in this day and […]

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June 14th Tornado Outbreak Nearly a Record Breaker

June 18, 2017 0 Comments
June 14th Tornado Outbreak Nearly a Record Breaker

On Wednesday, June 14th severe thunderstorms traveled from southwest Wisconsin northeast up toward the Green Bay area leaving a lot of wind damage, localized flash flooding, and numerous tornadoes.  So far the National Weather Service confirms that 9 tornadoes occurred in their warning area as of the damage surveys they conducted on June 15th.  This […]

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Tornado Confirmed in Wisconsin June 12th

June 13, 2017 1 Comment
Tornado Confirmed in Wisconsin June 12th

  The severe line of storms which produced so much damage around Stevens Point Monday June 12th went on to produce a weak tornado in Fond du Lac County.  Here is the storm report from the National Weather Service Office in Milwaukee-Sullivan.   PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI 307 PM CDT […]

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