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Tornado touchdown confirmed in Green Bay area

Posted at 11:02 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 12:02:06-04

A tornado touched down on the southeast side of Green Bay and moved southeast into the town of Bellevue Wednesday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The torndao was an EF-0, with peak winds estimated near 85 miles per hour. Several buildings sustained damaged and nearly 100 trees were affected. The path length was just over six miles.

The last tornado to hit the Green Bay area was Sept. 13, 2005 in De Pere, while the last tornado to hit the city of Green Bay itself was June 23, 2004.

June 23, 2004

A brief F/EF-0 tornado touched down on the northwest side of Green Bay at 8:27 p.m. The tornado was 10 yards wide and traveled a tenth of a mile. The tornado caused some tree damage.

Sept. 13, 2005

The F/EF-0 tornado touched down in De Pere around 5:09 p.m. The tornado was 50 yards wide and the brief touchdowns lasted for 1.9 miles before the tornado dissipated in Allouez just north of Heritage Hill State Park at 5:12 p.m. The tornado’s occasional brief touchdowns topped numerous trees. Some of the trees caused damage to buildings and vehicles when they fell. The tornado caused little direct structural damage to any buildings.