A weak tornado hit Deerfield, in Dane County on Thursday. National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Halbach says the EF-0zero twister hit without warning just before 4:00 in the afternoon.
“These weaker ones that are shorter lived are very hard for us to pick up,” he said. “When we do get some kind of signature on radar, a lot of times by the time we get a warning out, the tornado’s already gone.”
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The area had been under a severe thunderstorm warning, but Halbach says the tornado wasn’t part of that system, but rather storms that were moving through to the south. The tornado has been ranked EF-0 but still did significant damage to a business, International Machinery Exchange. No one was injured.