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Wisconsin has seen 9 tornadoes so far in 2020

Recent history suggests more to come
Posted at 11:59 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 12:59:03-04

WISCONSIN — Wisconsin has seen nine tornadoes in 2020, a relatively low number compared to recent years, according to the National Weather Service.

All nine have either been EF0 or EF1 tornadoes - the weakest classifications.

An EF0 will have wind speeds between 65 and 85 mph and the damage will be minor. In an EF1 tornado will have wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph and the damage will be moderate. There have been no injuries reported.

Six of this year's tornadoes have been in the far western part of the state, while Winnebago County has had three EF0s in June.

We've seen a spike in tornadoes in the state in each of the past two years. July of 2019 featured 21 tornadoes alone, while we saw 23 tornadoes in August of 2018. There were 28 twisters in all of 2019, and 33 total in 2018.

The last death in the state attributed to a tornado occurred in May of 2017 near Chetek in northwest Wisconsin.

In a normal year, Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes per year, according to the National Weather Service. June and July are the busiest tornado months, seeing the most frequent occurrences.

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