LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – The National Weather Service in La Crosse confirmed two brief tornadoes touched down from Saturday morning’s severe weather event.
Both tornadoes were near North Bend. The National Weather Service rated them both as EF-0 which is the lowest classification on the Enhanced Fujita Scale which measures tornadoes.
The first one touched down near Waller Lane before crossing Highway 54 just east of Stuhr Road. Damage was limited to some trees and corn fields. It was on the ground for only two minutes with peak winds of 80 mph. The tornado was 50 yards at its widest point. It traveled approximately eight tenths of a mile.
The second tornado landed about two miles northeast of North Bend near the intersection of West Indies and Isbell Roads. It traveled 1.6 miles in the four minutes it was on the ground. It also crossed Highway 54 before ending in the woods just east of Jennings Road. This tornado brought peak winds of 85 mph and was 50 yards wide at its maximum. Damage was similar to the first tornado-trees and some corn crops.
No injuries were reported as a result of these tornadoes.
There were injuries reported from high winds in the Galesville area during the storms.