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Tuesday tornado near Eau Claire confirmed as EF-3 with 150 mph wind

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Tuesday saw strong to severe storms push across Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. One of those storms spawned a tornado in western Wisconsin across Dunn and Chippewa counties near Elk Mound and Wheaton, just to the northwest of Eau Claire. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was a strong EF-3 with 150 mph wind. The tornado was on the ground for 10 minutes traveling 5.5 miles and was about a third of a mile wide. no one died in the twister but two people were injured.

This latest tornado brings the yearly total in Wisconsin to 25 which is just above the yearly average but below the 33 confirmed in 2018.

The EF-3 tornado was by far the strongest of the year with all of the other 24 coming in as EF-0 or EF-1. The last time Wisconsin saw an EF-3 tornado was the 83 mile long tornado that killed one person in Chetek, Wisconsin.

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