The first six months of 2010 have seen an above average number of tornadoes in the state.
Lori Getter with Wisconsin Emergency Management says there have been a confirmed 35 tornado touchdowns in the state this year. That compares to an average of about 21 tornadoes a year, while only 16 were confirmed in the state last year.
Most of those reported this year have been rated at either EF-0 or EF-1, which are among the weakest ratings received. There have been four EF-2 tornadoes that have touched down this year, including one in Waukesha County in June that badly damaged the Village of Eagle and Old World Wisconsin.
Otherwise, Getter says damage has been relatively limited to crops, trees, and some roof damage. There have been no deaths caused by tornadoes this year, although several injuries have been reported.