4 Tornadoes Confirmed in Wisconsin

August 2, 2021

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least four tornadoes caused widespread damage in Wisconsin and contributed to at least one death.

Quinn Boehning, 29, was killed after crashing into a fallen tree and power line near the town of Ripon about 6 a.m. on July 29, according to the State Patrol.

The severe weather began in the evening on July 28 northwestern Wisconsin and pushed south and east with the last tornado warning expiring around 2 a.m. the next day.

At least four tornadoes touched down in Jefferson and Waukesha counties, the weather service said.

The first touchdown was outside Watertown just after 1 a.m. with wind speeds close to 85 mph. The second touched down at 1:15 a.m. just outside the town of Concord in Jefferson County, where wind speeds were estimated at nearly 100 mph. The tornado caused significant damage to trees, roofs and barns.

The third confirmed tornado was just south of Sunset Park in Waukesha at about 1:30 a.m. with wind speeds close to 85 mph. The fourth occurred south of Dousman, with peak wind speeds of 100 mph, according to the NWS.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Windstorm Wisconsin

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