Nws Confirms Nine Tornadoes in Weekend Storms

LA CROSSE, WI (Ben Caxton) — National Weather Service forecasters have confirmed nine tornado touchdowns across Wisconsin from weekend storms. `Friday night’s storm near Mosinee produced one of the biggest, an EF-1 that was on the ground for nearly ten minutes. Officials say that one uprooted hundreds of trees and damaged at least one barn while tearing the roofs off several other buildings. No injuries were reported. Another EF-1 was reported near Pelican Lake in Oneida County- but N-W-S officials haven’t pegged any damage on that storm. Another EF-1 was reported near Tripoli as well. Two additional touchdowns were reported near La Crosse, four others occurred from eastern Waupaca County into the Fox Valley`. The National Weather Service in La Crosse confirmed two short tornado touchdowns in Jackson and Trempealeau Counties. Both twisters near North Bend were rated as EF0’s with winds of 55 to 80 mph. The first one touched down near Waller Lane before crossing Highway 54 just east of Stuhr Road. Damage was limited to some trees and cornfields. It was on the ground for only two minutes with peak winds of 80 mph. The tornado was 50 yards at its widest point. It traveled approximately eight-tenths of a mile. The second tornado hit the ground two miles northeast of North Bend and traveled 1.6 miles in the four minutes it was on the ground lifting back into the sky over the woods just east of Jennings Road. This tornado brought peak winds of 85 mph and was 50 yards wide at its maximum. No injuries were reported from either twister.

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