NWS confirms at least six tornadoes across Wisconsin from Wednesday night storms


Severe storms completely flattened a structure in Jefferson County
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MILWAUKEE — The National Weather Service in Milwaukee has confirmed at least six tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin as a result of Wednesday night’s severe storms, four of which touched down in southern Wisconsin.

The first of the four, an EF1 tornado, was confirmed in Jefferson County near Concord. The NWS said it happened at roughly 1:15 a.m. Crews were still working to determine the tornado’s path length as of 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Images taken by News 3 Now photographers near Concord show multiple buildings completely destroyed, siding from a house littered throughout a nearby tree and a garage support beam resting on top of a parked car.

NWS officials said the second tornado touched down in Waukesha County near the intersection of Highway D and Townline Road. The tornado was given an EF0 damage rating.

Thursday afternoon, NWS officials confirmed a third tornado, an EF0, touched down just southwest of Watertown around 1:05 a.m. Crews are still working to determine the tornado’s path length.

A fourth tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service just before 4:30 p.m. A storm survey found evidence of an EF1 tornado south of Dousman in Waukesha County, with a path of damage more than two miles long. Winds for that tornado reached 100 mph.

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has confirmed an additional two tornadoes as of Friday morning, bringing the official statewide count up to six, and more may be confirmed as officials continue to survey the damage.





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