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A look at how many tornadoes Wisconsin has had this year

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 16:26:53-04

Taking a look at tornado numbers for 2020 across the state - as of July 24th, Wisconsin has recorded nine tornadoes.

Four of those were rated EF-0, five were rated EF-1. One of those tornadoes happened back in March, three happened in June, and there have been five so far in July. The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities is reviewing information from storms in west-central Wisconsin, which could result in a higher number.

A map of tornado locations and paths:

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You can see from the map above, none of this year's tornadoes have taken place in Southeast Wisconsin.

Thankfully, none of this year's tornadoes have caused any human fatalities or injury, either.

A total of five days this year have resulted in at least one tornado

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Historically, May, June, July, and August are the months with the most tornado days in Wisconsin, with the peak occurring in June.

If you haven't done so yet this year, now is a good time to review your severe weather safety plan with your family. Make sure you have multiple ways to get severe weather warnings (weather radio, phone alerts, television, radio, outdoor sirens) and know where you will go in the event of a tornado.

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