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updated 8:31 PM UTC, Dec 17, 2014

Tornado in Trempealeau County Confirmed

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(7/23/13) The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down late yesterday afternoon in far western Wisconsin.

It damaged trees in the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge in far southwest Trempealeau County. A survey team said the twister touched down around 5:15 p-m with peak winds of 70-to-75 miles an hour. It was on the ground for just over a mile, covering a path 40 yards wide. The tornado also went over the nearby Mississippi River for a time. The Weather Service rated it an E-F-Zero tornado. Funnel clouds were also spotted near Augusta in Eau Claire County and Deerbrook in Langlade County late yesterday. Forecasters say our next chance of rain is tomorrow – and the next heavy storms could roll in on Thursday

20°F

Black River Falls

Light Snow

Humidity: 66%

Wind: 6 mph

  • 17 Dec 2014 24°F 11°F
  • 18 Dec 2014 29°F 17°F