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At least four tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin overnight, NWS says

Posted at 12:39 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 20:11:00-04

MILWAUKEE — At least four tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service first reported Thursday that a tornado was confirmed to have hit in Jefferson County near Concord around 1:15 a.m., according to their preliminary survey. The preliminary damage rating was EF1. The path length and other details are to be determined.

A second tornado was later confirmed to have touched down in Waukesha County, near Wales and Waukesha. The preliminary damage rating is an EF0.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a third tornado early Thursday, just southwest of Watertown.

The NWS preliminary storm survey found damage along Hilltop Road just north of Highway A. The EF0 tornado happened just after 1 a.m.

And the service confirmed a fourth tornado south of Dousman near a cemetery on Highway Z. The EF1 tornado path was 2.19 miles long with a with of 100 yards. Peak winds are estimated to be 100 mph, according to the NWS.

Damage to buildings, trees and power lines was seen across the region following severe storms with heavy winds overnight.

Two NWS crews are surveying damage across the region, focusing on Jefferson and Western Waukesha counties.

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