Weekend Storms Produced Three Tornadoes in Iowa and Wisconsin
La Crosse, WI (KROC AM News) - The National Weather Service has confirmed three tornadoes touched down and caused damage in northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin Saturday.
The Oelwein twister was rated EF-1 and touched down around 6:30 PM. It had estimated peak winds of 107 mph. It was 120 yards wide and was on the ground for several minutes on a four-mile-long path. The tornado caused damage to apartment buildings and trees.
The NWS says the same storm produced another brief tornado near the town of Maynard, causing damage to several farms. It was rated EF-0 with estimated peak winds of 83 mph. It was on the ground for 3 ½ miles and was 50 yards wide. It caused damage to some farms.
The Wisconsin tornado touched near the towns of Potosi and Ellenboro around 8:30 PM. It was on the ground for several minutes and had a path of 6 ½ miles long and 120 yards wide. It was rated an EF-1 with top estimated wind speeds of 100 mph. It struck numerous farm barns and outbuildings, blew down trees and power lines.