Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness
For more information visit the ReadyWisconsin website: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov
Did you know that…
Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes
Last year, only 4 tornadoes were reported in Wisconsin by the National Weather Service (NWS). The strongest tornado, rated EF2, hit near Patch Grove in Grant County on September 4. No fatalities or injuries occurred with the tornadoes.
In 2011, 38 tornadoes in Wisconsin
were confirmed by the National Weather Service, the fourth highest number on
record. The earliest outbreak occurred on April 10th. On August 19th, a man was
killed when a tornado with winds of 105 mph struck Marinette County. Five
others were injured in 2011.
In 2010, 46 tornadoes in Wisconsin
were confirmed by the National Weather Services, the second greatest yearly
number on record. Fortunately, no one was killed but 22 were injured and the
tornadoes caused nearly $30 million in property damage.
The peak tornado season in Wisconsin
is April to August, but tornadoes can occur any time of year, like the January
7, 2008 storms near Kenosha.