The National Weather Service (NWS) now confirms that seven EF-0 tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin during severe weather last week.
On Friday, NWS confirmed four tornadoes during the unusual weather event on Wednesday, October 12. On Monday, NWS confirmed three more tornadoes, all in Jefferson County, with most damage limited to cornfields. NWS noted that trees and fences were also damaged.
An EF-0 tornado touched down in Watertown around 11:13 a.m. with peak winds of 65 miles per hour (MPH). Five minutes later, a second tornado was confirmed in Johnson Creek. At 11:42 a.m., the third Jefferson County tornado touched down in Sullivan.
12/10/22 Tornado Summary Update: We’ve added 3 EF-0 tornadoes to the list, all in Jefferson County. Trajectories were recorded using satellite data, followed by a ground survey. Most of the damage was to cornfields, but other damage to trees and fences was seen. #wiwx pic.twitter.com/Q394FXH85y
— NWS Milwaukee (@NWSMilwaukee) October 17, 2022
NWS previously confirmed tornadoes in West Allis, Burlington, Nashotah and Lake Geneva. All were short lived with winds between 65 MPH and 75 MPH.
The tornado in Nashotah occurred around 11:48 a.m. with peak winds of 65 MPH and a maximum width of 50 meters. He traveled 0.6 miles.
In West Allis, the tornado began around 12:17 p.m. and traveled 3.2 miles. The tornado reached peak winds of 75 MPH and had a maximum width of 40 meters. It ended on 57th and West Stack Drive, which is in the city of Milwaukee, marking the first tornado in the city since 2000.
Around the same time, the Lake Geneva tornado traveled 2.4 miles with peak winds of 65 MPH with a maximum width of 40 meters.
At 12:20 p.m., the Burlington tornado traveled 4 miles with a maximum width of 25 meters.
The last time a tornado occurred in Wisconsin during October was in 2019.
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