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NWS confirms EF0 tornado touched down in Washington County Wednesday

Updated: 5:12 p.m. May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The National Weather Service has concluded their damage survey on Wednesday's tornado in Washington County.

The EF-0 tornado was on the ground for just over 10 minutes from 4:50 p.m. until 5:01 p.m. with peak winds of 80 mph. The width of the tornado was 50 yards and it was on the ground for 5.27 miles. There were no injuries or deaths.

The tornado touched down just west of Highway K near Emerald Drive and continued through the Kettle Moraine State Forest passing St. Augustine Road and Plat Road before crossing Highway 164 near Elmwood Road and lifting around Hillsdale Road in Colgate.

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Updated: 12:35 p.m. on May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF0 tornado touched down in Washington County on Wednesday, May 9. 

The NWS says peak winds reached 80 mph. 

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (CBS 58) – The National Weather Service will be in Washington County Thursday morning to assess the damage and determine if a tornado touched down.

A trained storm spotter reported a touchdown shortly before 5 p.m.Wednesday.

The National Weather Service will begin their assessment at 8 a.m. A CBS 58 crew on the scene says there is a lot of damage in the Village of Richfield.

This is a developing story, stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates.


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