NWS: 10 tornadoes in Northeast Wisconsin
(WLUK) -- A tornado left a six-mile-long trail of damage from Fox Crossing to Appleton to Kimberly Wednesday, the National Weather Service has determined.
The twister first touched down in Fox Crossing at 3:28 p.m., then moved east-northeast into the southeast side of Appleton and on to Kimberly, meteorologists say. The NWS used damage evidence and radar to make the tornado ruling. Meteorologists also spoke to eyewitnesses who saw it.
The tornado was rated EF1, with peak wind gusts at 95 mph.
Fox Valley Metro police say one man was injured by flying debris when tornado tore the roof off a car wash in Kimberly. The man was taken to the hospital.
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The tornado was one of ten that touched down in Northeast Wisconsin. The others hit:
- Brown County, in the Town of Morrison. The EF0 tornado touched down at 3:53 p.m. and had peak wind gusts of 60 mph and traveled 1.35 miles.
- Shawano County, 2 miles east-northeast of Gresham. The EF0 tornado briefly touched down at 1:47 p.m. and had peak wind gusts of 70 mph.
- Outagamie County, in Mackville. The EF0 tornado briefly touched down at 3:33 p.m. and had peak wind gusts of 60 mph.
- Outagamie/Shawano counties, in Navarino. The tornado touched down at 3:40 p.m. and traveled 3.5 miles. Wind speeds are still being determined.
- Shawano County, in Pulaski/Angelica. The tornado touched down at 3:51 p.m. and traveled 5.7 miles. Wind speeds are still being determined.
- Green Lake County, in Markesan. The tornado touched down at 2:45 p.m. Wind speeds and track length are still being determined.
- Outagamie County, just west of Nichols. The EF1 tornado touched down at 3:35 p.m. and traveled 4 miles at 90 mph.
- Outagamie County, just west of Nichols. The second EF1 tornado in that area touched down at 3:37 p.m. and traveled 5.1 miles at 90 mph.
- Shawano County, just east of Briarton. Wind speeds and track length are still being determined.
The National Weather Service says the last time the area saw that large of a tornado outbreak was on April 10, 2011 with 10 tornadoes.
Wisconsin Public Service says the storms have been the largest storm event WPS crews have worked on since 2010 and is one of the most significant storm events in company history.
The NWS used video submitted to FOX 11 by a viewer to confirm the tornado in Gresham: