Grant Co. damage caused by possible small tornado

GRANT COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- Grant County Emergency Management said it appears a small tornado passed through the Fennimore area Wednesday afternoon.

At 1:25 p.m. May 9, the National Weather Service issued a weather statement indicating a strong thunderstorm was located near Fennimore with expected winds in excess of 30mph with possible pea sized hail.

After the storm had moved out of the area, the Grant County 9-1-1 communications center received several reports of damaged buildings in the area of Golf Drive and Ideal Road northeast of Fennimore.

An assessment of the area revealed a number of damaged structures and a field scattered with debris on Golf Road, between County Highway T and Level Valley Road, northeast of Fennimore.

A barn and a machine shed were destroyed, and there appears to be a damage path that proceeds in a northeasterly direction for approximately 1 1/2 miles.

Although no tornado sighting reports were phoned in to the 9-1-1 center and radar data did not indicate the presence of a tornado, several images have been circulating on social media that appear to depict a funnel or small (F0) tornado passing through that area.

No injuries were reported.



 
The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus