April 24, 2014

Tornado confirmed in Trempealeau County

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has confirmed that a tornado did touch down late Monday afternoon in far western Wisconsin.

The NWS says a storm survey concluded that an EF0 tornado hit the Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge in far southwest Trempealeau County, damaging trees. The twister touched down at about 5:15 p.m. and was on the ground for just over a mile, with a path that was about 40 yards wide. It produced peak winds of about 75 miles an hour.

The tornado was the only touchdown out of five funnel clouds confirmed in the region Monday, as a strong line of storms moved across western and southern Wisconsin. Those storms produced heavy rain, high winds, and hail in many areas.