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Wausaukee Tornado on August 19, 2011

Last updated 8/22/11  

A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado over Marinette County near Wausaukee late in the afternoon on August 19, 2011.  The twister flattened a mobile home, killing the occupant; another mobile home was heavily damaged.  At least four other buildings sustained minor damage.  Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted along the nearly eight mile long path of the storm.  The tornado was rated EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with maximum winds estimated at 100 to 105 mph.  

Preliminary data:

Time of tornado: 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Strength: EF1
Path length: 7.8 miles
Maximum width: 250 yards
Injuries / Fatalities 0 / 1 (male)


Track map (Preliminary):
Track map - click for larger view.

Visible satellite animation (Courtesy UW-CIMSS):
Visible satellite animation - click for larger view.

Radar 4:51 PM (Reflectivity on the left and velocity on the right):
Radar animation - click for larger view.