Wisconsin is pushing closer to an above average year for tornado activity. Officials say that’s after nine suspected twisters swept through the state on Sunday as part of a storm system that left massive devastation further south.
Meteorologist Jake Wimberly with the National Weather Service in Sullivan says the EF-2 tornado that hit La Crosse has been receiving the most attention, after it damaged nearly 200 homes and businesses. However, he says another twister spanned Monroe, Juneau, Wood, and Portage Counties, leaving a nearly 70-mile path of damage.
Wisconsin averages about 23 tornadoes a year. Already this year, there have been 19 reported in the state. That includes a record setting April that saw 10 tornadoes touch down on the same day, which also happened to be a Sunday.
Robin Colbert, WIBA