Boscobel tornado speeds higher than previously thought – WMTV – NBC15

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The Nationwide Climate Service revised its evaluation of the twister that swe…….

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The Nationwide Climate Service revised its evaluation of the twister that swept by way of Grant Co. on Saturday night, growing its estimated wind speeds to roughly 160 mph.

With The greater speeds, the twister reprimarys On the EF-3 diploma, however It is pushing The greater EF-4 diploma that meteorologists think about a devastating twister. NWS places The road separating The two packages at 165 mph.

EF rating 3 second gust (mph) 0 65-85 1 86-110 2 111-135 3 136-165 4 166-200 5 200+

A minimal of Grant Co. six homes have been destroyed Inside the storm, the placeas Higher than 20 extra sustained Some extent Of damage. Work crews and Higher than 100 people acquired here out Sunday To assist with the restoration effort.

The NWS said the twister, which shaped round 4:30 p.m. and finaled roughly 20 minutes.

A Unusual STORM

Tornadoes like These that hit shut to Boscobel are rare for Wisconsin.

Nationwide Climate Service knowledge level out Saturday’s twister was The primary to be categorized as an EF-3 since a 2019 One which crossed between Dunn and Chippawa counties and It is simply the third Prior to now 5 years. In 2017, an EF-3 twister touched down in Polk Co. and reduce an 83-mile path by way of 4 counties earlier than lifting in Worth Co.

The final EF-3 recorded in southern Wisconsin occurred in 2014 when a twister was on The underside for shut toly a mile shut to Verona, in Dane Co.


As a Outcome of the Nationwide Climate Service’s La Crosse office was conagencying the Grant Co. twister, the Milwaukee department launched particulars of a second weekfinish twister in Iowa Co.

That one was rated an EF-1, with peak winds of 90 mph. The agency reported A pair barns have been damaged and the twister’s path primarily went by way of rural areas.

No accidents have been reported from both twister.

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