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WISCONSIN TORNADO ATLAS

1950-2005
Maps, Charts, and Tables
On Tornado Occurrences
Across the State

Wisconsin Tornado Database


Douglas G. Norgord ● Geographic Techniques
Mount Horeb ● Wisconsin
Report No. GT-WTDB06 ● 2006
WISCONSIN TORNADO ATLAS
1950-2005
Maps, Charts, and Tables
On Tornado Occurrences
Across the State

Wisconsin Tornado Database


Douglas G. Norgord ● Geographic Techniques
Mount Horeb ● Wisconsin
Report No. GT-WTDB06 ● 2006
Geographic Techniques
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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
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July 15, 2006

Douglas G. Norgord
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On the cover:

Tornado tracks, 1950-2005. This map depicts tornado tracks for all reported tornadoes in
Wisconsin. Base information includes physical and cultural geographies, including shaded relief and
elevational shading, highways, lakes, counties, townships, and municipality footprints. The map is
provided as a supplement to the Wisconsin Tornado Atlas, 1950-2005 (Wisconsin Tornado Database)
and is available in electronic format or poster-sized paper copy.

Atlas section thumbnail images and CD cover (photo, below right):

Oakfield tornado photograph


(courtesy of Don Lloyd). On
July 18, 1996 a violent tornado
developed in Fond du Lac County
and moved east-southeast toward
Oakfield. The village was all but
destroyed as the powerful tornado
traveled along its 13 mile path of
destruction. It became an F5 just
east of town before dissipating.
Although 12 persons were injured,
miraculously no one was killed.
[Wisconsin Tornado Database
listing #1140].
CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS VI

ABOUT THE AUTHOR VI

INTRODUCTION 1
Wisconsin Tornado Overview 2
Wisconsin Tornado Database 2

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Distribution of tornadoes over time 4
Yearly distribution of tornadoes and tornado days 4
Annual distribution of tornadoes, by month 6
Daily distribution of tornadoes, by time 6
Distribution of tornadoes over space 6
Spatial distribution of tornado incidence 6
Spatial distribution of tornadoes, by month 8
Spatial distribution of tornadoes, by time of day 8
Spatial distribution of tornadoes, by county 11
Distribution of tornadoes, by direction of travel 12
Tornado Outbreaks 12
Distribution of tornadoes, by intensity 13
Distribution of tornado injury and deaths 15
Tornado deaths and injuries, by year 15
Spatial distribution of killer tornadoes 16

REFERENCES 19
Data sources 19
Recommended reading 20

APPENDIX 21
Tornado event listings, 1950-2005 21

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FIGURES

1. U.S. tornadoes, 1950-2004; tornado tracks and density (maps) 1


2. Monthly distribution of U.S. tornadoes (chart) 2
3. Tornado tracks in Wisconsin, 1950-2005 (map) 2
4. Number of tornadoes per year (chart) 4
5. Monthly number of tornadoes and tornado days, 1950-2005 (chart) 6
6. Number of tornadoes by time of day (chart) 6
7. Tornado density, 1950-2005 (map) 7
8. Tornado tracks, January-February, 1950-2005 (map) 9
9. Tornado tracks, March-April, 1950-2005 (map) 9
10. Tornado tracks, May-Jun, 1950-2005 (map) 9
11. Tornado tracks, Jul-Aug, 1950-2005 (map) 9
12. Tornado tracks, September-October, 1950-2005 (map) 9
13. Tornado tracks, November-December, 1950-2005 (map) 9
14. Tornado tracks, MT-0400 hrs, 1950-2000 (map) 10
15. Tornado tracks, 0400-0800 hrs, 1950-2005 (map) 10
16. Tornado tracks, 0800-1200 hrs, 1950-2005 (map) 10
17. Tornado tracks, 1200-1600 hrs, 1950-2005 (map) 10
18. Tornado tracks, 1600-2000 hrs, 1950-2005 (map) 10
19. Tornado tracks, 2000-MT hrs, 1950-2005 (map) 10
20. Distribution of tornadoes by county, 1950-2005 (map) 11
21. County population density (map) 11
22. Distribution of tornadoes by direction of travel (charts) 12
23. Top five tornado outbreaks, 1950-2005 (map) 13
24. Number of tornadoes by F-scale (chart) 14
25. Tornado tracks, F0-F1, 1950-2005 (map) 14
26. Tornado tracks, F2-F3, 1950-2005 (map) 14
27. Tornado tracks, F4-F5, 1950-2005 (map) 14
28. Number of tornado deaths, 1950-2005 (chart) 16
29. Number of tornado injuries, 1950-2005 (chart) 16
30. Killer tornado tracks, 1950-2005, with population density (map) 18

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TABLES

1. Number of tornadoes and tornado days, 1950-2005 5


2. Number of tornadoes by county, 1950-2005, with county population 11
3. Fujita Scale (F-scale) standards 15
4. Number of tornado injuries and deaths, 1950-2005 17

Appendix

A-1. Column heading descriptions and storm damage categories 21


for tornado event listings.

A-2. Wisconsin tornado listing, by single event, 1950-2005 22


A-3. Wisconsin tornado listing, by county, 1950-2005 39
A-4. Wisconsin tornado listing, by top five outbreak events, 1950-2005 48

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Appreciation goes out to all who have helped in


the preparation of this report and support of the
Wisconsin Tornado Database project through
the years. I would like to especially thank the
following people for their past encouragement
and support: Rusty Kapela, National Weather
Service; Edward Hopkins, Assistant Wisconsin
State Climatologist; Douglas Clark and Pamela
Knox, former Wisconsin State Climatologists;
and Lyle Anderson of the Wisconsin State
Climatology Office. A special thanks to Don
Lloyd for providing his remarkable photograph
of the Oakfield tornado. Don is an avid storm
chaser located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and
owns and operates the “Tornadoes of
Wisconsin” web page (http://www.wx-fx.com)
with his wife Jennie.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Douglas Norgord is president and founder of
Geographic Techniques in Mount Horeb,
Wisconsin, specializing in geographical
analysis, mapping, and cartographic design. He
is also a senior mapping specialist at TDS
Telecom in Madison, Wisconsin, and a former
employee of the Wisconsin State Climatology
Office.

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INTRODUCTION
The tornado is one of nature’s most feared and distribution corresponds with increasing tornado
destructive weather phenomenon in the United activity expanding northward during the spring
States. Tornadoes strike the central U.S. more and summer, before waning into autumn. The
often than any place else on earth due to the winter months usually see the fewest tornadoes,
right combinations of topography, temperature, which predominantly occur across the southern
moisture, and wind patterns.
Every year they devastate the
American landscape, taking
hundreds of lives, and causing
millions of dollars in property
and agricultural damages.
A core area comprising the
highest frequency of tornadoes in
the U.S. extends from northern
Texas and Oklahoma, through
Kansas and Nebraska (see figure
1). This is the area popularly
known as “Tornado Alley,”
where northern Texas and
Oklahoma experience the highest
numbers of tornadoes per square
mile. High tornado occurrences
also extend north and east of
Tornado Alley, extending from
extreme southeastern South
Dakota, Iowa, central Illinois,
and central Indiana. Another area
of high activity extends eastward
across the Gulf Coast states.
Other pockets of major tornado
activity can be found across
northeastern Colorado and
coastal portions of Florida and
the Gulf Coast states.
Tornadoes occur in all
months of the year in the U.S.
However, there is a typical
season that begins in March,
peaking in May through June,
and lasts through the summer Figure 1. Tornado tracks (top) and county tornado density (bottom),
months (figure 2). The seasonal 1950-2004 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

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tier of states. The higher incidences of speeds of 50 to 100 mph, and about 19 percent
tornadoes along the Gulf Coast and eastern are rated as strong, with wind speeds of 110-205
coastal Florida may be, in part, explained by mph. Fortunately, only 1 percent of tornadoes
frequent tropical storms and hurricanes affecting are considered violent with wind speeds
those areas during the summer and autumn exceeding 205 mph.
seasons. Tornadoes often cause extensive damage
and bodily harm. On average, Wisconsin
tornadoes kill 2 people and cause 30 injuries
U.S. Tornadoes by Month annually. The worst single tornado disaster to
25%
hit the state occurred at New Richmond, St.
20% Croix County, on June 12, 1899. 117 people
were killed and 200 injured as the twister
15%
slammed the community on a day on which a
10%
well attended circus was in town. Other notable
killer tornadoes have struck the state since: In
5% September, 1951, a tornado struck Portage and
Waupaca Counties, killing six people; in April,
0% 1956, a tornado struck Berlin (Green Lake
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
County), killing 7 people; in June, 1957, a
Figure 2. Percent monthly distribution of
family of tornadoes struck St. Croix and Dunn
tornadoes in the U.S., 1950-2004 (NOAA). Counties, killing 20 people and injuring 110;
and on June 7, 1984 a powerful F5 tornado
struck Barneveld (Iowa County), killing 9
people and injuring 200 others. Approximately
90 percent of the buildings in that town were
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either heavily damaged or destroyed.
Wisconsin lies at the northern fringe of Tornado
Alley and ranks among the top 20 states in the
The Wisconsin Tornado Database.
total number of tornadoes.
During the early years (pre-1950) tornado
On average, Wisconsin sees about 20
reports were documented by various sources,
tornadoes and 9 tornado days per year. Tornado
occurrences increase rapidly during the spring
months, peaking in June, then decline quickly
from the late summer through early autumn
months. Tornadoes rarely occur during the
winter months, and none have ever been
reported in the month of February. Tornadoes
can strike at anytime of the day, but they most
often occur during the late afternoon and
evening hours. Tornadoes typically move from
southwest to northeast, travel at speeds of 20-40
mph, have path lengths of less than 5 miles, and
remain on the ground for less than 10 minutes.
Although tornadoes are distributed fairly evenly
throughout the state, the highest concentrations
are centered over the southeast half. Lesser
numbers have occurred across the far north and
areas adjacent to the Lake Michigan and Lake
Superior shorelines (see figure 3).
Approximately 80 percent of Wisconsin’s
tornadoes are rated as “weak,” having wind Figure 3. Tornado tracks in Wisconsin, 1950-
2005.

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including news items from local newspapers and many illustrations. Also included are
eyewitness accounts. A few early reports of chronological listings of each tornado event, for
“tornado damage” may actually have been events by county, and for events by top five
caused by downbursts or other high wind events tornado outbreaks. A handy county lookup map
generated by thunderstorms. Beginning around is also included inside the back cover for
1950 more uniformly distributed tornado reference.
information and damage investigations were The Wisconsin Tornado Atlas also includes
managed by the U.S. Weather Bureau (and a supplemental large format map, titled
subsequently by the National Weather Service), Wisconsin Tornado Tracks, 1950-2005. This
at a time when modern methods of tornado map is a major part of this atlas and plots the
detection and heightened public tornado paths of every known tornado over an attractive
awareness had also begun. Since then, tornado and detailed base map of the state. The map
accounts have been systematically recorded by includes identification numbers that cross-
the NWS and published monthly in Storm Data, reference each track location with the WTDB in
which lists and describes reported tornado the Atlas listings. Base information includes
events, as well as all types of severe weather cities, towns, villages, township boundaries,
occurrences (wind, flooding, hail, etc.), for the major highways, water bodies, along with land
U.S. and its possessions. Storm Data has been, elevation tints and a shaded relief backdrop that
and continues to be, the principal source for help to enhance the geographic nature of map.
reliable tornado reporting in the U.S., and has Several accompanying inset maps organize
recently become available online for searching tornado tracks by intensity, time of year, and
severe weather events via the Internet. time of day.
The Wisconsin Tornado Database (WTDB) Much literature regarding Wisconsin
was created from a variety of sources, including tornadoes as well as state and regional weather
Storm Data, newspaper accounts, and other and climate histories, can be found online, in
sources of information (see References chapter). bookstores, and in reference collections at local
It consists of several electronic documents libraries and many educational institutions. The
containing accounts, descriptions, and data Wisconsin State Historical Society archives, in
tables of tornado occurrences across the state. particular, are a terrific resource for past tornado
Its structure is ideal for examining and mapping documentation and research.
the spatial and temporal aspects of Wisconsin Two highly recommended books include: A
tornadoes through electronic spreadsheets, Tornado Climatology For Wisconsin (Knox and
statistical analysis programs, and Geographical Norgord, 2000), published by the Wisconsin
Information Systems (GIS), and is the basis for Geological and Natural History Survey, and
this version of the data base, the Wisconsin Wisconsin’s Weather and Climate (Moran and
Tornado Atlas. Hopkins, 2002), published by the University of
The Wisconsin Tornado Atlas characterizes Wisconsin Press. The former provides a focused
tornadoes over the period 1950-2005, through a overview of tornado occurrences in Wisconsin,
variety of maps, charts, and tables. [Early including an up-to-date discussion of
tornadoes, prior to 1950, are not included appropriate safety rules. The later is a marvelous
because of the uncertainties in locating and resource for Wisconsin weather facts and
describing them. However, historical tornado climate history, including a section devoted to
accounts (1844-1949) are listed in the WTDB summertime phenomena, including
Report No. GT-WTDB01 (Norgord, 2001)]. thunderstorms and tornadoes. Other suggested
The atlas includes brief narratives relating the readings are listed in the References section of
temporal and spatial aspects of tornadoes to the the atlas.

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WISCONSIN TORNADO ATLAS
This report describes the nature of tornadoes 1950’s, at the time when public awareness of
across Wisconsin over time, space, intensity, tornadoes was beginning to improve.
and human casualty, with a variety of maps, Noteworthy is the year-to-year disparity of
charts, and tables covering the period 1950 tornado occurrences. Some of the variation may
through 2005. be attributed to large-scale climate patterns, or
even tornado outbreak events, such as the record
DISTRIBUTION OF TORNADOES OVER number of 62 tornadoes that tracked across the
TIME state in 2005. Though large-scale weather
Yearly distribution of tornadoes and patterns may have been suitable for severe
tornado days. Figure 4 and table 1 show the weather that summer, the unusually high tornado
yearly number of tornadoes and tornado days count is enhanced by a record single day
since 1950. The significant increase in tornado outbreak of 27 tornadoes on August 18 (see
reports during the first decade may be indicative section on tornado outbreaks).
of the undercount in tornado reports during

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Figure 4. Number of tornadoes per year.

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Table 1. Number of tornadoes and tornado days, 1950-2005 (Tor=tornadoes, Day=tornado days; only
non-zero values shown. Plus sign (+) indicates most recent year of several occurrences.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Year Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Tor Day Year
1950 . . . . . . . . . . 5 1 . . . . 1 1 . . . . . . 6 2 1950
1951 . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 1 . . 3 2 . . . . . . 5 4 1951
1952 . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1952
1953 . . . . . . . . 4 1 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2 1953
1954 . . . . . . 6 2 . . 4 3 1 1 1 1 . . . . . . . . 12 7 1954
1955 . . . . . . 4 1 3 2 . . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . . 9 5 1955
1956 . . . . . . 4 2 . . . . 3 3 . . . . . . . . . . 7 5 1956
1957 . . . . . . 6 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 . . 1 1 . . . . . . 12 6 1957
1958 . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 3 2 1 2 2 . . 2 1 . . . . 17 10 1958
1959 . . . . . . . . 18 7 4 3 2 1 1 1 4 3 2 1 . . . . 31 16 1959
1960 . . . . . . 2 2 2 1 1 1 . . 4 4 . . . . 2 1 . . 11 9 1960
1961 . . . . . . . . 1 1 . . . . 2 2 6 3 . . . . . . 9 6 1961
1962 . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 2 2 1 1 . . 2 2 . . . . 9 7 1962
1963 . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 1 1 3 1 4 2 . . . . . . 10 6 1963
1964 . . . . . . . . 16 6 4 3 3 2 7 2 3 1 . . . . . . 33 14 1964
1965 . . . . . . 7 1 9 6 2 2 4 3 . . 1 1 . . . . . . 23 13 1965
1966 . . . . 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 14 4 2 2 . . . . . . . . 23 11 1966
1967 1 1 . . 3 2 1 1 4 1 12 7 6 4 3 2 . . . . . . . . 30 18 1967
1968 . . . . 1 1 2 1 2 2 3 1 2 2 10 4 . . . . . . . . 20 11 1968
1969 . . . . . . . . 4 2 19 5 5 3 1 1 . . . . . . . . 29 11 1969
1970 . . . . . . 6 2 3 2 1 1 8 5 . . 4 2 1 1 . . 5 2 28 15 1970
1971 . . . . . . . . 3 1 15 8 5 4 . . 5 3 1 1 1 1 . . 30 18 1971
1972 . . . . . . . . 2 2 2 1 7 4 2 2 10 3 . . . . . . 23 12 1972
1973 . . . . 2 1 . . 1 1 5 5 5 3 3 2 . . 1 1 . . . . 17 13 1973
1974 . . . . . . 6 2 1 1 7 3 . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . 15 7 1974
1975 . . . . . . 1 1 . . 2 1 . . 5 3 . . . . . . . . 8 5 1975
1976 . . . . . . 1 1 . . 10 3 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . 12 5 1976
1977 . . . . . . 1 1 2 1 3 1 5 1 4 4 1 1 . . . . . . 16 9 1977
1978 . . . . . . 1 1 2 1 3 3 5 3 1 1 . . . . . . . . 12 9 1978
1979 . . . . . . . . 2 2 9 4 2 1 15 3 1 1 1 1 . . . . 30 12 1979
1980 . . . . . . 5 1 4 2 12 4 16 4 4 3 2 2 . . . . . . 43 16 1980
1981 . . . . . . 3 2 . . 10 4 5 3 3 2 . . . . . . . . 21 11 1981
1982 . . . . 1 1 . . 5 3 . . 3 3 . . 7 1 . . . . . . 16 8 1982
1983 . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 25 2 2 2 . . . . . . . . 31 6 1983
1984 . . . . . . 11 2 . . 15 6 4 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 . . . . 34 14 1984
1985 . . . . . . . . 7 3 3 2 1 1 5 2 . . . . . . . . 16 8 1985
1986 . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 7 4 . . 4 3 . . . . . . 14 10 1986
1987 . . . . . . . . 1 1 2 2 7 6 5 2 1 1 . . . . . . 16 12 1987
1988 . . . . . . . . 24 1 1 1 2 2 6 4 2 1 . . . . . . 35 9 1988
1989 . . . . . . . . 10 1 7 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 4 1989
1990 . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 . . . . 5 2 . . . . . . 9 4 1990
1991 . . . . 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 . . . . . . . . 10 9 1991
1992 . . . . . . 2 1 5 1 3 1 1 1 4 2 7 4 4 1 . . . . 26 11 1992
1993 . . . . . . . . . . 28 5 4 3 3 1 2 1 . . . . . . 37 10 1993
1994 . . . . . . 6 2 2 1 4 2 14 6 8 1 1 1 . . . . . . 35 13 1994
1995 . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 . . . . . . 7 5 1995
1996 . . . . . . 1 1 . . 4 3 13 2 3 1 . . . . . . . . 21 7 1996
1997 . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 11 5 . . 1 1 . . . . . . 14 8 1997
1998 . . . . 2 1 . . 16 4 4 3 . . 3 1 . . . . . . . . 25 9 1998
1999 . . . . . . . . 1 1 6 3 2 2 2 1 . . . . . . . . 11 7 1999
2000 . . . . 1 1 . . 1 1 6 1 8 6 2 2 . . . . . . . . 18 11 2000
2001 . . . . . . . . 3 1 5 2 . . 2 2 2 2 . . . . . . 12 7 2001
2002 . . . . . . 6 1 3 2 2 2 3 1 2 4 10 1 . . . . . . 26 11 2002
2003 . . . . . . . . 5 2 5 1 5 1 1 1 . . . . . . . . 16 5 2003
2004 . . . . . . 2 1 4 1 17 1 11 4 . . 2 1 . . . . . . 36 8 2004
2005 . . . . 1 1 . . 1 1 30 7 1 1 27 1 2 1 . . . . . . 62 12 2005
Total 1 1 0 0 13 10 86 32 179 73 314 135 235 117 154 74 95 48 16 10 3 2 5 2 1101 504 Total
Avg 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 6 2 4 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.7 9.0 Avg

Max 1 1 0 0 3 2 11 2 24 7 30 8 25 6 27 4 10 4 4 2 2 1 5 2 62 18 Max
Year 1967 1967 1967 1967 1984 1994+ 1988 1959 2005 1960 1983 2000+ 2005 1988+ 2005+ 1992 1992 1962 1960 1971+ 1970 1970 2005 1971+ Year

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Figure 5. Monthly total tornadoes (red) and tornado days (gray), 1950-2005.

Annual distribution of tornadoes, by afternoon and early evening hours, even though
month. Figure 5 shows the monthly they can happen at any time of the day. The
progression of tornadoes and tornado days devastating Barneveld tornado of June 7, 1984,
throughout the year. Most tornadoes occur from for example, struck just before 1 A.M. (CDT),
late spring into early summer, reaching a while many of the town’s people were asleep.
maximum in June, then wane into September
before becoming scarce by late autumn. Winter DISTRIBUTION OF TORNADOES OVER
tornadoes are very rare, and there has never been SPACE
a tornado recorded in Wisconsin during the Spatial distribution of tornado incidence.
month of February over the period 1950-2005. Tornadoes are small-scale weather disturbances
that occur haphazardly across the land. Not only
Daily distribution of tornadoes, by time do their occurrences fluctuate from year-to-year,
of day. Figure 6 shows the distribution of their spatial distribution varies dramatically
tornadoes by time of day. The chart reveals that from one decade to the next. To gain a better
most tornadoes have occurred during the late understanding of the overall spatial pattern of
tornadoes across the state
it is helpful to summarize
500 them by portion of land
area, such as county,
400 township, or other surface
area measurement. With
300 this in mind, an
investigation into the
200 spatial variation of
tornadoes over the period
100 1950 through 2005 was
carried out by first
0
summarizing the number
0000-0400 0400-0800 0800-1200 1200-1600 1600-2000 2000-2400
of tornadoes by county
township, then calculating
Figure 6. Number of tornadoes by time of day (4-hour periods, CST).

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Figure 7. Tornado density summarized by 100 meter grid cell, 1950-2005. Numbers reflect county totals.

their density (per square mile) based on a occurrences in the state are found across
uniform 100 meter grid covering the entire state. sections of Dodge, Fond du Lac, Grant, and
The application of small grid sizes to describe Marathon Counties, and in the immediate area
tornado occurrences produces a remarkably surrounding the Sauk-Dane-Columbia county
detailed picture of tornado distribution (see line. The subsequently high county totals are an
figure 7). The map shows relatively large areas indication of their proximity to these high
in the southern portion of the state having concentrations of tornadoes. Other bands of
experienced the highest numbers of tornadoes, noticeably high tornado densities stretch from
with scattered pockets of high occurrences northwestern Barron to central Marathon
across the western and central sections of the Counties; western Grant County; southeastern
state. Tornado densities are much less across Sauk and northern Dane Counties; southeastern
the north and northeastern sections where Dane and southwestern Jefferson Counties;
pockets of high occurrences fewer and farther Juneau and Adams through Marquette, southern
apart. The highest densities of tornado Waushara, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, and Dodge

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Counties; and another stretching southeastward atmospheric environment, thereby escalating
from northeastern Jefferson County to thunderstorm development and intensity in the
Milwaukee County. The lowest concentrations vicinity of the air boundary.
of tornadoes are found across the north and There are also popular beliefs, or myths, that
northeastern portions of the state, with pockets presume certain local geographical features,
of low concentration scattered elsewhere. such as a hill, lake, ravine, or confluence of
While it is difficult to establish particular rivers, offer protection from tornadoes.
reasons why tornadoes occur more or less Although they might seem believable and are
frequently from one place to another, but it can often difficult to dispel, these assumptions are
be expected that the northern areas of the state simply not true and should not be taken
will generally see less activity than areas to the seriously.
south due to a shorter thunderstorm season and,
therefore, less opportunities favorable for severe Spatial distribution of tornadoes, by
weather development. Wisconsin lies at the month. Figures 8-13 show the bi-monthly
northern fringes of Tornado Alley, the northern distribution of tornado paths. The displaying of
parts of the state are that much farther removed tornado tracks can provide valuable information
from the geographical and meteorological about their spatial differences over monthly time
components most favorable for tornado scales.
formation. The tornado season typically begins during
Topography may also have an impact on the the month of April in Wisconsin, although
development of tornadoes. In Tornado Alley, tornadoes start to appear in March, especially
for example, the uniqueness of geography plays across southeastern parts of the state. Tornadoes
an important role: The Rocky Mountains on the are most widespread and at their strongest levels
west and the warm Gulf of Mexico to the south in the months of May and June, except for the
provide perfect conditions for the development far northern and eastern sections of the state, and
of severe weather across the openness of the by July, virtually all areas have experienced
Great Plains. However, mountainous or hilly their peak of tornado activity. During July and
topography may interfere with the air flow in early August, the number of tornadoes begins to
and around tornado producing thunderstorms decrease. Tornadoes during this time are
and supercells. [Supercells are thunderstorms generally weaker, of shorter duration, and more
capable of persisting for an hour or more due to often associated with severe thunderstorms
powerful updrafts and sufficient vertical wind moving from a northwesterly direction. In late
shear]. By this reasoning, the hilly topography August and September, the number of tornadoes
of western and southwestern Wisconsin may declines steadily, however they tend to be
actually have a disruptive impact on local stronger and generate longer tornado paths.
thunderstorm development, thus contributing to After September, tornadoes become uncommon,
a decrease of tornado activity across the area. developing primarily from an occasional strong
Lakes Michigan and Superior can also affect weather system pushing warm moist air into the
the tornado occurrences, by either enhancing or state. Very few tornadoes occur during late
suppressing thunderstorm development through autumn and winter months.
mechanisms that are not fully understood. It is
apparent from the track maps that, in the long Spatial distribution of tornadoes, by time
term, moderating influences of the Great Lakes of day.
tend to decrease tornado occurrences along Tornado tracks are mapped by hourly interval to
adjacent land areas. However, there is also illustrate their spatial characteristics with respect
some speculation that the high tornado to the time of day in which they occur. Figures
occurrences in east-central portions of the state 14-19 show tornado tracks grouped by four-hour
might be enhanced by a lake breeze pushing time periods in which they occurred. Most
inland from Lake Michigan. This cooler and tornadoes occur between the hours of 12 P.M.
somewhat drier airflow boundary, comparable to and 8 P.M. (CST), with the main period of
a cool front, interacts with an unstable concentration between 4 P.M. and 8 P.M.

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Figure 8. Figure 9.
Tornado tracks, Tornado tracks,
Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr,
1950-2005 1950-2005

Figure 10. Figure 11.


Tornado tracks, Tornado tracks,
May-Jun, Jul-Aug,
1950-2005 1950-2005

Figure 12. Figure 13.


Tornado tracks, Tornado tracks,
Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec,
1950-2005 1950-2005

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Figure 14. Figure 15.
Tornado tracks, Tornado tracks,
MT-0400 hrs, 0400-0800 hrs,
1950-2005 1950-2005

Figure 16. Figure 17.


Tornado tracks, Tornado tracks,
0800-1200 hrs, 1200-1600 hrs,
1950-2005 1950-2005

Figure 18. Figure 19.


Tornado tracks, Tornado tracks,
1600-2000 hrs, 2000-MT hrs,
1950-2005 1950-2005

Wisconsin Tornado Atlas, 1950-2005 10


Spatial distribution of tornadoes, by across the south-half of the state, with far fewer
county. occurrences in northern and eastern counties.
Figure 20 shows the number of tornadoes However, a few large counties, such as Dane,
summarized by county. County totals include Chippewa, and Marathon, might tend to have
tornadoes that have touched down within a more tornadoes because they encompass greater
county, or crossed into it from an adjacent land area than smaller counties, like Pepin, or
county. The county distribution confirms that Kenosha. On the other hand, counties having
tornadoes generally occur more frequently higher populations can also affect the tornado

Figure 20. Distribution of tornadoes by county, Figure 21. County population density (Census
1950-2005. year 2000).

Tabe 2. Number of tornadoes by county, 1950-2005, with county population (Census year 2000).

COUNTY TOR POP COUNTY TOR POP COUNTY TOR POP COUNTY TOR POP

Adams 22 18,643 Florence 2 5,088 Marathon 45 125,834 Rusk 14 15,347


Ashland 7 16,866 Fond du Lac 43 97,296 Marinette 18 43,384 Sauk 20 55,225
Barron 33 44,963 Forest 4 10,024 Marquette 21 15,832 Sawyer 9 16,196
Bayfield 5 15,013 Grant 43 49,597 Menomonie 2 4,562 Shawano 12 40,664
Brown 21 226,778 Green 17 33,647 Milwaukee 20 940,164 Sheboygan 7 112,646
Buffalo 16 13,804 Green Lake 23 19,105 Monroe 18 40,899 St. Croix 24 63,155
Burnett 13 15,674 Iowa 16 22,780 Oconto 10 35,634 Taylor 11 19,680
Calumet 19 40,631 Iron 3 6,861 Oneida 22 36,776 Trempealeau 18 27,010
Chippewa 32 55,195 Jackson 14 19,100 Outagamie 16 160,971 Vernon 20 28,056
Clark 22 33,557 Jefferson 28 74,021 Ozaukee 4 82,317 Vilas 14 21,033
Columbia 25 52,468 Juneau 26 24,316 Pepin 6 7,213 Walworth 23 93,759
Crawford 9 17,243 Kenosha 5 149,577 Pierce 16 36,804 Washburn 8 16,036
Dane 49 426,526 Kewaunee 9 20,187 Polk 18 41,319 Washington 15 117,493
Dodge 52 85,987 La Crosse 13 107,120 Portage 21 67,182 Waukesha 24 360,767
Door 8 27,961 Lafayette 23 16,137 Price 19 15,822 Waupaca 16 51,731
Douglas 9 43,287 Langlade 5 20,740 Racine 16 188,831 Waushara 19 23,154
Dunn 15 39,858 Lincoln 22 29,641 Richland 9 17,924 Winnebago 23 156,763
Eau Claire 18 93,142 Manitowoc 19 82,887 Rock 22 152,307 Wood 14 75,555

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count simply because there are more people track maps show a common southwest-to-
around who are more likely to see or feel the northeasterly trend, with secondary, but
effects of a tornado. This may perhaps explain noticeable, west-to-east variants.
why some large counties with low populations, Tornado funnels themselves rotate counter-
such as Ashland, or Sawyer, report relatively clockwise within their direction of travel. On
fewer tornadoes than some smaller counties very rare occasions do they spin clockwise, such
having more people, such as Brown, or St. Croix as the West Bend tornado did on April 4, 1981.
(see figure 21 and table 2).
Tornado outbreaks. Occasionally, many
Distribution of tornadoes, by direction of tornadoes occur within a 24-hour period.
travel. Perhaps the most notorious outbreak event to hit
Figure 22 shows the direction of travel over Wisconsin was the 1965 Palm Sunday Outbreak
various points of a compass for the period 1950- of April 11-12. This outbreak spawned 51
2005. [Only tornadoes for which direction tornadoes across several Midwestern states,
information is available are accounted for]. causing a total 258 deaths, and 3,148 injuries.
Both charts show that most tornadoes (about 36 Wisconsin saw its share of 7 tornadoes that day,
percent) in Wisconsin travel from a southwest- resulting in 3 deaths, and 84 injuries.
to-northeast direction, and the majority of the Figure 23 shows the tracks of the top five
remaining tornadoes move toward the east and ranked tornado outbreaks affecting Wisconsin
southeast. This trend is also evident in the track since 1950. The largest outbreak to date
maps, where the paths, drawn as lines, indicate occurred on August 18, 2005, when a record 27
the direction of travel beginning with, in most tornadoes touched down in several counties
cases, the westernmost end of the path. The across the southern half of the state, causing 1

N
25% 36%
NNW NNE
20%
NW NE
15%

300 WNW 10% ENE


5%

250 W 0% E

WSW ESE
200

SW SE
150
SSW SSE
S
100

50

0
N NE E SE S SW W NW

Figure 22. Distribution of tornadoes by direction of travel. The radial chart (top) shows directional vector
percentage, and the bar chart (bottom) shows total number by direction.

Wisconsin Tornado Atlas, 1950-2005 12


Figure 23. Tracks of the top five ranked tornado outbreaks in Wisconsin, 1950-2005. Colors identify the
individual outbreaks, and numbers along side tracks reference WTDB ID numbers.

death and 27 injuries. [Table A-4 of the tornadoes by their intensity and is used to
Appendix contains a complete listing of the top distinguish between weak tornadoes and strong
five outbreak tornado events in Wisconsin]. tornadoes. F-scales are based on the extent of
damage and flying debris at varying degrees of
DISTRIBUTION OF TORNADOES, BY scale, and are usually determined by examining
INTENSITY the varying degrees of damage in a tornado’s
The WTDB contains information on the aftermath (see table 3). A tornado is typically
intensity of a tornado event. The Fujita Scale, or assigned the scale of the highest rating along its
“F-scale,” is the standard in describing damage path.

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Figure 24 shows the distribution of majority of brief touchdowns, suggestive of their
tornadoes by their intensity. Generally, the shorter path lengths. F2 and F3 tornadoes are
number of tornadoes decreases with increasing fairly evenly distributed throughout the state and
intensity. However, as the chart indicates, most tend to have longer track lengths (and longer
tornadoes fall within the F1 rating, and not F0. duration) than their weaker counterparts. F4 and
This discrepancy may lie in the fact that many F5 tornadoes are so uncommon that it is difficult
weaker tornadoes did not get reported, unless to determine any one area of maximum
they hit something or caused significant damage. occurrence. Only two tornadoes of F5 strength
It is also possible that the damage caused by have occurred between 1950 and 2005: The
some weak tornadoes was reported as Barneveld tornado of June 7, 1984, and the
“unspecified wind damage,” rather than an Oakfield tornado of July 18, 1996. Historically,
actual touchdown. there have been at least three other F5 tornadoes
Figures 25-27 show the distribution of in Wisconsin: One which struck on May 22,
tornado tracks by F-scale. The maps show that 1893, north of Darlington, Lafayette County; the
the F0 and F1 grouping of tornadoes contain a May 18, 1898, tornado in northern Marathon

400
350
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
FO F1 F2 F3 F4 F5
Figure 25.
Tornado tracks,
Figure 24. Number of tornadoes by F-scale. F0-F1,
1950-2005

Figure 26. Figure 27.


Tornado tracks, Tornado tracks,
F2-F3, F4-F5,
1950-2005 1950-2005

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Table 3. Fujita Scale (F-scale) standards (adapted from Storm Data, NOAA).

Fujita Scale Wind-speed Range Description

F0 40-72 mph Some damage to chimneys; branches broken off trees;


Gale tornado shallow-rooted trees pushed over; signboards damaged.
Light damage

F1 73-112 mph Lower limit (73 mph) is the beginning of hurricane force
Moderate tornado wind speed; surfaces peeled off roofs; mobile homes pushed
Moderate damage off foundations or overturned; moving autos pushed off roads.

F2 113-157 mph Roofs torn off frame houses; mobile homes demolished; box-
Significant tornado cars pushed over; large trees snapped or uprooted; light-
Considerable damage object missiles generated.

F3 158-206 mph Roofs and some walls torn off well constructed houses; trains
Severe tornado overturned; most trees in forests uprooted; heavy cars lifted
Severe damage off ground and thrown.

F4 207-260 mph Well constructed houses leveled; structures with weak


Devastating tornado foundation blown off some distance; cars thrown and large
Devastating damage missiles generated.

F5 261-318 mph Strong frame houses lifted off foundations and carried
Incredible tornado considerable distances to disintegration; automobile-sized
Incredible damage missiles fly through the air in excess of 100 meter; trees
debarked; incredible phenomena occur.

F6 319-379 mph Maximum speeds of tornadoes are not expected to reach F6


Inconceivable tornado wind speeds.

County; and the New Richmond tornado, St. techniques and educational efforts by the
Croix County, June 12, 1899 (WTDB, 2001). National Weather Service, emergency
government agencies, and storm-spotter
DISTRIBUTION OF TORNADO DEATHS associations.
AND INJURIES
When viewed from a safe distance, tornadoes Tornado deaths and injuries, by year.
can be extraordinary events to watch. However, Figures 28-29 show the annual distribution of
they are dangerous weather phenomena that can tornado deaths and injuries, and table 4 contains
have tragic consequences, including property a monthly listing of all tornado deaths and
damage, injury, and even death. In Wisconsin, injuries for the period 1950-2005. The strong
deaths and injuries by tornadoes have been disparity in casualties from year-to-year is by
reported in every month from March to and large related to the number of strong tornado
November, but the majority of tornado occurrences in that year, which, in turn, may be
casualties have occurred in June when the influenced by long-lived thunderstorm events,
tornado season is at its peak. Fortunately, the such as supercells, by outbreak events, or
number of people hurt by tornadoes has declined conversely, a lack of conditions suitable for
dramatically since the 1960’s, which may tornado development. 1958 and 1984 are
largely be attributed to modernization notable for high incidences in both deaths and

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injuries. On the other hand, the years 1960 and populated areas than in lesser settled areas. It is
1993 had no deaths or injuries reported from highly important to note this because as more
tornadoes. people move away from larger cities and into
suburban and rural areas, as has been the trend
Spatial distribution of killer tornadoes. in recent years, the societal vulnerability to the
Figure 30 shows the paths of killer tornadoes effects of tornadoes increases in terms of
superimposed on a population density grid. It structural damage, economic cost, and human
interestingly appears that the majority of track casualty.
positions are closely aligned near areas of high It can not be stressed enough that it is
population density. It is not unreasonable to essential for people not to be complacent, and to
assume that the likelihood for injury, and even understand and plan for tornadoes, and take
death, from tornadoes is greater in more densely precautions necessary to avoid catastrophe.

30

25

20

15

10

0
1950

1952

1954

1956

1958

1960

1962

1964

1966

1968

1970

1972

1974

1976

1978

1980

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004
Number of Tornado Deaths by Year

Figure 28. Number of tornado deaths, 1950-2005.

250

225

200

175

150

125

100

75

50

25

0
1950

1952

1954

1956

1958

1960

1962

1964

1966

1968

1970

1972

1974

1976

1978

1980

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

Number of Tornado Injuries by Year

Figure 29. Number of tornado injuries, 1950-2005.

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Table 4. Number of tornado injuries and deaths, 1950-2005 (Inj=injuries, Dth=deaths; only non-zero
values shown. Plus sign (+) indicates most recent year of several occurrences.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Year Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Inj Dth Year
1950 . . . . . . . . . . 50 3 . . . . 9 2 . . . . . . 59 5 1950
1951 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 7 . . . . . . 13 7 1951
1952 . . . . . . . . . . 6 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2 1952
1953 . . . . . . . . 39 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 4 1953
1954 . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 0 1954
1955 . . . . . . 1 . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 0 1955
1956 . . . . . . 57 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 9 1956
1957 . . . . . . 1 1 . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1 1957
1958 . . . . . . . . 5 . 172 28 . . 4 . . . . . . . . . 181 28 1958
1959 . . . . . . . . 5 . . . 3 . . . 4 . 2 . . . . . 14 0 1959
1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 1960
1961 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 1 0 1961
1962 . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 1962
1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . . 13 0 1963
1964 . . . . . . . . 28 . 2 . 2 . 34 . 4 . . . . . . . 70 0 1964
1965 . . . . . . 84 3 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 3 1965
1966 . . . . 1 . . . 3 . . . 12 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 18 0 1966
1967 . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . 5 2 . . . . . . . . 17 2 1967
1968 . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . 10 2 . . . . . . . . 12 2 1968
1969 . . . . . . . . . . 8 . 4 . 153 . . . . . . . . . 165 0 1969
1970 . . . . . . 6 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 8 0 1970
1971 . . . . . . . . 5 . 5 . 2 1 . . 12 . . . 1 . . . 25 1 1971
1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 3 0 1972
1973 . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 1973
1974 . . . . . . 54 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 2 1974
1975 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . 6 0 1975
1976 . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 0 1976
1977 . . . . . . 2 . . . 8 . 30 1 11 . . . . . . . . . 51 1 1977
1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 1978
1979 . . . . . . . . . . 9 . 3 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . 13 1 1979
1980 . . . . . . 22 . . . 4 . 27 3 . . . . . . . . . . 53 3 1980
1981 . . . . . . 59 3 . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 3 1981
1982 . . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 0 1982
1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . . 10 0 1983
1984 . . . . . . 39 3 . . 202 9 . . . . . . 3 . . . . . 244 12 1984
1985 . . . . . . . . 3 . 42 2 . . 36 2 . . . . . . . . 81 4 1985
1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 1 0 1986
1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . 1 0 1987
1988 . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 0 1988
1989 . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 0 1989
1990 . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . 3 0 1990
1991 . . . . 5 1 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1 1991
1992 . . . . . . . . . . 30 . . . 30 1 1 . . . . . . . 61 1 1992
1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0 1993
1994 . . . . . . . . 3 . . . 2 . 50 4 . . . . . . . . 55 4 1994
1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 1 0 1995
1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 1 . . . . . . . . . . 13 1 1996
1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0 1997
1998 . . . . . . . . 27 . 2 . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . 31 0 1998
1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 3 0 1999
2000 . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 0 2000
2001 . . . . . . . . . . 16 2 . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 17 2 2001
2002 . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . 28 . . . . . . . 30 0 2002
2003 . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 2003
2004 . . . . . . . . . . 17 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 1 2004
2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 1 . . . . . . . . 27 1 2005
Total 0 0 0 0 24 1 329 21 142 4 593 47 135 6 386 13 75 9 6 0 1 0 0 0 1691 101 Total
Avg 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 11 1 2 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30.2 1.8 Avg

Max 0 0 0 0 16 1 84 9 39 4 202 28 30 3 153 4 28 7 3 0 1 0 0 0 244 28 Max


Year 2000 1991 1965 1956 1953 1953 1984 1958 1977 1980 1969 1994 2002 1951 1984 1971 1984 1958 Year

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Figure 30. Killer tornado tracks, 1950-2005, and Census block population density (year 2000). Numbers
alongside paths refer to number of deaths (in parentheses) and WTDB identification number.

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REFERENCES
The Wisconsin Tornado Database (WTDB) sources for past strong and violent tornado
developed from a separate tornado data base accounts in the U.S., and are recognized for their
initially maintained by the Wisconsin Geological accurate and thorough documentation.
and Natural History Survey, and subsequently, Additional sources for tornado include
by the Wisconsin State Climatology Office. eyewitness accounts and newspaper reports.
Since 1988, sole maintenance of the tornado For analysis purposes, the WTDB was
data base has been supported by Geographic condensed into an electronic file consisting of
Techniques, who has evolved it into the WTDB raw tornado event data and track position
and the highly accessible documents it consists coordinates (latitude, longitude). Data base
of today. The maps, charts, and tables found information is suitable for examining the spatial
within the Wisconsin Tornado Atlas were and temporal characteristics of tornadoes when
constructed from WTDB information beginning utilized with electronic spreadsheets, computer-
with the year 1950, which is about the time aided mapping programs, and geographical
when more reliable tornado spotting and information systems (GIS).
reporting took place. [Tornado reporting before
1950 is generally less dependable. However, a
few early accounts are well documented and DATA SOURCES
provide vital information on past occurrences].
Original reference material for the earlier Burley, M.W. and P.J. Waite. 1965. Wisconsin
tornado data base, and subsequently, the WTDB, Tornadoes. Wisconsin Academy of
was obtained from Burley and Waite (1965), Sciences, Arts and letters, 54, p. 1-35.
who list and describe tornado occurrences from
1844 through 1964. Prior to 1959, severe Grazulis, T.P. 1997. Significant Tornadoes
weather reports, including tornadoes, were Update, 1992-1995. (Grazulis). The
documented in the Climatological Data Tornado Project of Environmental Films, St.
National Summary, published annually by the Johnsbury, Vermont.
U.S. government’s predecessor to the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Grazulis, T.P. 1993. Significant Tornadoes
(NOAA), National Climatic Data Center 1680-1991. A Chronology and Analysis of
(NCDC). In 1959, monthly national severe Events. (Grazulis). Environmental Films,
weather reports were published by the NCDC in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
the publication Storm Data, which are the base
reference material for the WTDB. Tornado Grazulis, T.P. 1990. Significant Tornadoes
reports after 1997 were obtained online from the 1880-1989. Volume II: A Chronology of
NCDC’s Storm Events internet website, which Events. (Grazulis). Environmental Films,
continues to be the major acquisition point for St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
current tornado information today.
Other than government reports, additional Grazulis, T.P. 1984. Violent Tornado
sources for tornado information include several Climatography: 1880-1982. (VTC).
references by Grazulis (1984, 1990, 1993, NUREG-CR-3670, Nuclear Regulatory
1997). The Grazulis publications are good Commission, Washington, D.C.

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DATA SOURCES Continued…

NCDC. Storm Data. Published monthly by the Norgord, D.G. 2001. Wisconsin Tornado
National Climatic Data Center, Federal Database (Paper and Digital). GT-WTDB-
Building, Asheville, North Carolina. 01. Douglas G. Norgord, Geographic
Techniques, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.
NCDC Storm Events (Internet Storm Data
Reports), National Climatic Data Center, Norgord, D.G. 1998. Wisconsin Tornado
Federal Building, Asheville, North Carolina. Database, 1950-1997. GT-WTDB98-1,
AvailableURL: Douglas G. Norgord, Geographic
http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi- Techniques, Madison, Wisconsin.
win/wwcgi.dll?wwevent~storms).

RECOMMENDED READING

Changnon, S.A. 2001. Thunderstorms Across Moran, J.M. and E.J. Hopkins. 2002.
the Nation: An Atlas of Storms, Hail, and Wisconsin’s Weather and Climate. The
Their Damages in the 20th Century. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison,
Changnon Climatologist, 801 Buckthorn, Wisconsin.
Mahomet, Illinois.
Norgord, D.G. 2004. An Atlas of Wisconsin
Grazulis, T.P. 2001. The Tornado: Nature’s Tornadoes: Describing Tornado Events
Ultimate Windstorm.. University of Within 20 Miles of a County Township
Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma. (digital). GT-WITORTWN-04. Douglas G.
Norgord, Geographic Techniques, Mount
Geographic Techniques. “Thunderstorm Horeb, Wisconsin.
Hazards, Conterminous United States”
[map]. 1:7,100,000. USTSTORM-GT-03.
Douglas G. Norgord, Geographic
Techniques, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.

Knox, P.N., and Norgord, D.G. 2000. A


Tornado Climatology For Wisconsin.
Bulletin 100, Wisconsin Geological and
Natural History Survey, Madison,
Wisconsin.

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APPENDIX
TORNADO EVENT LISTINGS, 1950-2005 Table A-1. Column header descriptions and
storm damage categories for the following
The following tables contain chronological tornado event listings.
listings of Wisconsin tornadoes by single event,
county events, and top five ranked outbreak Column Headings:
event. Column heading descriptions and storm
damage categories are shown in Table A-1.
Column Description
Wisconsin Tornado
Wisconsin tornado listing, by single event TOR ID
Database Number
(Table A-2). Column headings refer to (in
order) the WTDB identification number*, year, YEAR Year
month, day, beginning and ending times, DATE Month and Day
duration, F-scale, track length, maximum track TIME Time of Touchdown (CST)
widths, direction of travel, number of deaths and - Beginning Time (BEG)
injuries, and monetary property and crop - Ending Time (END)
damage (or loss). Blanks indicate that no - Duration (DUR, minutes)
information is available for that item in the F-SCL F-scale Intensity
listing. LNGTH Path Length (miles)
WDTH Maximum Path Width (yards)
Wisconsin tornado listing, by county (Table
A-3). Column headings for the county listings DIR Direction of Travel
are similar to the event listings, however, not all DTH Number of Deaths
fields shown. Note that some tornadoes are INJ Number of Injuries
listed more than once if they cross more than DAMAGE Damage Categories
one county. - Property (P)
- Crops (C)
Tornado listing, by top five ranked outbreak
event (Table A-4). Columns descriptions for the
top five tornado outbreak listings, although
modified, are basically the same: Outbreak Storm Damage Categories:
ranking (first column), outbreak event sequence
number (second column), and county(s) of Category U.S. Dollars (non-adjusted)
occurrence (last column). 1 Less than $50
2 $50 to $500
3 $500 to $5,000
4 $5,000 to $50,000
*The Wisconsin Tornado Atlas begins with Tornado 5 $50,000 to $500,000
ID #273 (WTDB ID, year 1950). Early tornado event 6 $500,000 to $5 Million
descriptions are listed in Geographic Techniques 7 $5 Million to $50 Million
Report No. GT-WTDB01 (2001).
8 $50 Million to $500 Million
9 $500 Million to $5 Billion

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Table A-2: Wisconsin tornado listing, by single event, 1950-2005.

DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WDTH DAMAGE


TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

273 1950 6 25 1920 2 9 E 0 0 5


274 1950 6 25 1920 ENE 0 0 5
275 1950 6 25 1930 2 2 NE 1 0 4
276 1950 6 25 2100 4 13.1 500 ENE 2 50 6
277 1950 6 25 2330 3 1 300 E 0 0 5
278 1950 9 18 1430 3 SE 2 9

279 1951 6 19 2050 2 1 500 NE 0 0 4 1


280 1951 7 3 2000 2 0.5 50 NE 0 0 4
281 1951 9 12 1130 1148 18 2 23.4 200 NE 0 2 5 1
282 1951 9 26 1545 1608 23 4 22.3 400 ENE 6 2 5 1
283 1951 9 26 1630 3 10 100 NE 1 9 5 1

284 1952 6 23 2115 3 30 100 NNE 2 6 5

285 1953 5 10 1530 1955 265 4 80 200 NNE 4 21 6 1


286 1953 5 10 1830 1920 50 3 65 200 NE 0 10 6
287 1953 5 10 1930 3 15 150 NNE 0 6
288 1953 5 10 2000 4 45 200 NNE 0 2
289 1953 6 20 1800 1 2 0 0 4

290 1954 4 7 545 3 8 400 NE 0 4 5 2


291 1954 4 7 1230 2 1.9 E 0 0 4
292 1954 4 7 1315 1 NE 0 0 5
293 1954 4 7 1500 2 5 30 NE 0 0
294 1954 4 26 1535 1 5.6 N 0 0 3
295 1954 4 26 1600 1 1.3 NE 0 0
296 1954 6 18 1830 2 10.2 900 ESE 0 0 5
297 1954 6 20 240 2 6.3 70 NE 0 0
298 1954 6 20 400 2 0.5 0 0
299 1954 6 29 1530 6.2 NE 0 0 4
300 1954 7 30 1900 1915 15 2 25.2 100 ENE 0 0 5
301 1954 8 15 1800 2 6 E 0 0 5

302 1955 4 18 100 1 13.1 NNE 0 0 4


303 1955 4 18 1600 2 17.3 70 E 0 0
304 1955 4 18 1700 2 12 100 ESE 0 0 5
305 1955 4 18 1900 2 4 E 0 1
306 1955 5 3 1800 6.8 ENE 0 2 4
307 1955 5 28 1315 1 4 100 E 0 0 4
308 1955 5 28 1505 1 2.7 75 N 0 4 4
309 1955 7 22 1400 2 220 NE 0 0 3 1
310 1955 7 31 1710 2 5 50 SSE 0 0 5 4

311 1956 4 3 1100 2 4 200 NE 0 0 5


312 1956 4 3 1250 3 18.2 100 NE 2 7 5
313 1956 4 3 1345 1353 8 4 11.5 400 NE 7 50 6
314 1956 4 6 1345 2 7 100 NE 0 0
315 1956 7 1 1205 2 13 50 NE 0 0 5 4
316 1956 7 16 1215 0 3.3 30 SE 0 0 3
317 1956 7 21 1600 0 E 0 0

318 1957 4 19 1430 2 2.5 150 NNW 0 0 4


319 1957 4 19 1530 3 20 300 NNE 1 0 4
320 1957 4 19 1600 1 12.6 30 NE 0 0 4
321 1957 4 19 1615 1618 3 2 6 200 ENE 0 1 5
322 1957 4 19 1615 2 22.8 150 NE 0 0 5
323 1957 4 19 2015 3 8 400 NE 0 0 5
324 1957 5 25 1630 2 15.6 40 NE 0 0 4
325 1957 6 14 1730 1 7.8 100 NE 0 0 5
326 1957 7 4 630 2 4 150 ENE 0 4 5
327 1957 7 11 1345 1 ENE 0 0 3
328 1957 7 11 1400 1 NE 0 0 3

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

329 1957 9 19 1230 1 4.1 165 NE 0 0 5 4

330 1958 5 17 1540 2 4.7 80 NE 0 0 5


331 1958 5 24 1445 3 55 50 SE 0 5 5
332 1958 5 31 1430 2 3 NE 0 0 5
333 1958 6 4 1730 1752 22 4 33.7 880 ENE 20 110 7 4
334 1958 6 4 1845 4 12 600 ENE 4 56 5
335 1958 6 4 1900 3 5 300 ENE 0 3 5 3
336 1958 6 4 1910 2 15 200 ENE 0 0 4
337 1958 6 4 1930 2006 36 4 59.2 880 ENE 4 3 6 5
338 1958 6 22 1400 1 0.25 25 E 0 0 3
339 1958 6 22 1525 0 0.25 50 E 0 0 3
340 1958 6 30 1730 2 2 50 E 0 0 3
341 1958 7 14 1300 2 1 25 E 0 0 4
342 1958 7 14 1445 2 1.5 50 NE 0 0 5
343 1958 8 7 1458 2 1 100 SE 0 4 4
344 1958 8 30 1526 1 1.5 100 E 0 0 4
345 1958 10 9 1200 2 8 50 E 0 0 4 3
346 1958 10 9 1645 1 NE 0 0

347 1959 5 4 912 0.3 0 0


348 1959 5 4 1030 1 200 0 0 2 1
349 1959 5 4 1145 1 100 0 0 1
350 1959 5 4 1215 2 1 150 0 0 4
351 1959 5 5 1900 0 0.3 150 0 0
352 1959 5 6 320 2 7.2 1000 ENE 0 0 5
353 1959 5 6 1330 2 3 200 0 0 4
354 1959 5 10 1920 1 2.2 200 NE 0 0 3
355 1959 5 10 2050 2 6 600 NE 0 3 6
356 1959 5 19 1720 2 4.9 200 ENE 0 0 4
357 1959 5 26 1545 2 2.2 0 0 4
358 1959 5 26 1545 3 18.7 NNE 0
359 1959 5 26 1641 1645 4 4 15.7 70 NNE 0 2 5
360 1959 5 28 1405 0 0.1 0 0 3
361 1959 5 28 1505 0 0.1 0 0
362 1959 5 28 1515 9 E 0 0 3
363 1959 5 28 1530 0 0 0 3
364 1959 5 28 1538 0 0
365 1959 6 6 1537 0 0 0
366 1959 6 11 1300 1 0.5 0 0 0
367 1959 6 11 2345 145 120 1 2 1000 0 0 3
368 1959 6 26 1320
369 1959 7 8 1500 2 5.2 NE 0 0 4
370 1959 7 8 1654 2 1 70 0 3 4
371 1959 8 28 1404 1 0 0 2
372 1959 9 6 1824 1 3.8 E 0 0 0
373 1959 9 22 1830 0 0.5 30 0 0 2
374 1959 9 26 1828 2 2 30 NE 0 2 5
375 1959 9 26 1830 1 19.4 50 ENE 0 2 5
376 1959 10 8 1610 2 1 30 ESE 0 0 4
377 1959 10 8 1635 2 2.2 0 2 4

378 1960 4 23 1900 1.9 NE 0 0 2


379 1960 4 24 1600 1 0 0 2
380 1960 5 21 1710 4.6 N 0 0
381 1960 5 21 1714 2 NE 0 0
382 1960 6 28 1545 1630 45 2 16 70 SE 0 0 3
383 1960 8 8 1600 1 4.1 S 0 0 2
384 1960 8 20 1605 1 0 0
385 1960 8 27 2045 1 2 0 0 1
386 1960 8 28 1515 2 0.5 50 0 0 4
387 1960 11 15 1425 2 36 100 NE 0 0 4
388 1960 11 15 1745 2 3 NE 0 0 2

389 1961 5 14 1350 2 1 35 NNE 0 0 4


390 1961 8 2 1900 0.5 0 0
391 1961 8 14 1950 2 4.5 400 SE 0 0 5 4
392 1961 9 2 2130 1 5.4 NE 0 0
393 1961 9 3 15 3.5 5 0 0 4
394 1961 9 3 100 1 2 0 0

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

395 1961 9 3 100 2 2 0 0


396 1961 9 22 1215 2 10 200 NE 0 1 5 4
397 1961 9 22 1300 2 12.6 300 NE 0 0 3 4

398 1962 6 17 1800 2 1 75 NE 0 1


399 1962 6 23 1620 2 2.3 SE 0 0 2
400 1962 6 23 1630 3.3 E 0 0
401 1962 6 23 1900 0 0 0
402 1962 7 22 1248 2 0.1 25 0 0 3
403 1962 7 24 1700 2 1 50 0 0 3
404 1962 8 15 1515 1 50.9 400 SE 0 0 3 3
405 1962 10 4 1520 1 0.5 NE 0 0 1
406 1962 10 10 830 1 3.3 400 E 0 0 3

407 1963 6 8 1930 2 4.1 30 SE 0 0 5


408 1963 6 13 1655 1 3.8 SE 0 0 2
409 1963 7 19 1600 1700 60 10.6 30 SW 0 0 4 4
410 1963 8 16 2000 2 6 E 0 13 5 4
411 1963 8 16 2000 2 6 E 0
412 1963 8 16 2000 2 6 E 0
413 1963 9 2 1830 1 0 0 3
414 1963 9 2 1830 2 22.5 E 0 0
415 1963 9 2 1830 1900 30 2 9.9 100 E 0 0 5
416 1963 9 19 1740 1 0.5 0 0 4

417 1964 5 4 1640 2 9.7 200 NE 0 2 5


418 1964 5 4 1810 2045 155 2 21 200 NE 0 3 5
419 1964 5 4 1800 1810 10 1 7.2 125 ENE 0 0 4
420 1964 5 4 2000 2020 20 2 7.7 100 NE 0 0 4
421 1964 5 4 2030 1 1 25 0 0 3
422 1964 5 5 1415 1 0.3 100 0 0 4
423 1964 5 7 1450 2 3.3 30 ENE 0 1 3
424 1964 5 7 1800 2 0.5 100 E 0 14 5
425 1964 5 8 1730 2 35 300 NE 0 2 5
426 1964 5 8 1750 2 12.3 500 NE 0 0 5
427 1964 5 8 1800 2 5 200 NE 0 1 5
428 1964 5 8 1815 2 23.5 150 NE 0 0 5
429 1964 5 8 1830 1906 36 2 35 100 NE 0 5 6
430 1964 5 23 1930 1 0.5 100 NE 0 0 4
431 1964 5 23 1930 2 21.9 100 NE 0 0 5
432 1964 5 30 1328 0 1 0 0 0
433 1964 6 9 1455 1 0 0 4
434 1964 6 9 1500 2 3 NE 0 0 4
435 1964 6 18 1745 2 4.1 12 NE 0 2 4
436 1964 6 20 2010 1 1 0 0
437 1964 7 6 615 2 3.3 SE 0 2 3
438 1964 7 6 930 1 0.3 0 0
439 1964 7 28 700 1 0.5 0 0 3
440 1964 8 22 1345 1 1 0 0 3 3
441 1964 8 22 1355 2 2 NE 0 2 3
442 1964 8 22 1515 2 1 500 NE 0 2 5
443 1964 8 22 1550 4 4 100 NE 0 30 6
444 1964 8 22 1600 1 2 400 NE 0 0 5
445 1964 8 22 1400 2 7 300 NE 0 0 4 4
446 1964 8 28 155 1 5.9 50 NNW 0 0 4
447 1964 9 3 1515 1545 30 3 17.1 850 E 0 4 5 4
448 1964 9 3 1700 1 3.3 SE 0 0 3 3
449 1964 9 3 1720 2 0.1 100 0 0 5

450 1965 4 11 1400 1454 60 2 28 250 NE 0 40 6


451 1965 4 11 1430 1530 60 2 23 400 NE 0 7 6
452 1965 4 11 1445 2 13.3 10 NE 0 0 4
453 1965 4 11 1520 3 24 600 NE 3 35
454 1965 4 11 1530 3 5 50 NE 0 2 5
455 1965 4 11 1555 2 1 NE 0 0 4
456 1965 4 11 1614 2 2 200 NE 0 0 4
457 1965 5 5 2015 2 14.3 100 NE 0 0 4
458 1965 5 5 2020 3 30 150 ENE 0 1 5
459 1965 5 5 2330 2 4.5 500 NE 0 0 4
460 1965 5 7 840 2 4 15 ENE 0 0 5

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

461 1965 5 8 1315 1 2 100 0 0 5


462 1965 5 15 1835 2 1 30 NE 0 1 4
463 1965 5 15 2100 1 0.8 150 0 0 4
464 1965 5 24 2345 1 0.2 25 0 0 3
465 1965 5 25 2336 2 0.3 50 SE 0 8 4
466 1965 6 20 1600 1 0.1 50 0 0 4
467 1965 6 27 2350 1 0.5 50 0 0 4
468 1965 7 8 1800 2 3 100 NE 0 0 4
469 1965 7 15 2000 1 1 0 0 0
470 1965 7 15 2012 1 1 0 0 0
471 1965 7 23 2112 1 0.5 0 0 0
472 1965 9 9 1930 1 1 ENE 0 0 4

473 1966 3 21 1845 1858 13 2 15 200 ENE 0 1 5


474 1966 4 19 2215 2230 15 2 8.6 20 NE 0 0 5
475 1966 5 23 1400 2 15 200 NE 0 3 5
476 1966 6 4 2000 2 4.9 50 ENE 0 0 4
477 1966 6 4 2001 2 4.7 50 ENE 0 0 5
478 1966 6 4 1959 2 10 50 NE 0 0 5
479 1966 6 29 1545 2 0 0
480 1966 7 3 1730 1800 30 2 30 50 SE 0 1 5
481 1966 7 3 1730 0 3 20 SE 0 0 4
482 1966 7 10 1900 2 2 SE 0 2 5
483 1966 7 10 2000 1 1 SE 0 0 4
484 1966 7 10 2000 1 2 SE 0 2 5
485 1966 7 10 2045 2 7.9 SE 0 3 4
486 1966 7 10 2100 1 1 SE 0 1 4
487 1966 7 10 2100 1 1 SE 0 0 4
488 1966 7 10 2200 1 0.1 SE 0 0 4
489 1966 7 10 2200 1 15.5 SE 0 3 5
490 1966 7 10 2300 1 1 SE 0 0 4
491 1966 7 10 2330 1 0.5 SE 0 0 4
492 1966 7 13 1500 1515 15 2 2.7 200 NE 0 0 5
493 1966 7 25 1820 0 2 20 0 0 3
494 1966 8 8 1145 1 8.9 100 NE 0 1 5
495 1966 8 15 1300 1350 50 2 34.2 200 ENE 0 1 5

496 1967 1 24 1810 1840 30 2 24.9 200 ENE 0 0 5


497 1967 3 31 5 1 2 200 NNE 0 0 4
498 1967 3 31 5 1 1.9 200 NNE 0 0 4
499 1967 3 31 5 2 1.9 200 NNE 0 0 5
500 1967 4 16 1350 3 27.8 500 NE 0 0 6
501 1967 5 18 1353 1 0.3 100 SE 0 0 3
502 1967 5 18 1800 1 0.3 50 SE 0 0 4
503 1967 5 18 1805 1 0.3 100 SE 0 0 0
504 1967 5 18 1920 2 5 100 NE 0 0 4
505 1967 6 7 1800 0 0.3 75 0 0 0
506 1967 6 8 2330 1 8.7 75 E 0 0 4
507 1967 6 10 1405 1500 55 1 15 50 ENE 0 0 4
508 1967 6 11 1400 2 13.5 100 ENE 0 0 5
509 1967 6 11 1430 1 0.5 50 NNE 0 0 4
510 1967 6 12 845 2 0.5 50 N 0 0 4
511 1967 6 12 1520 0 0.5 50 0 0 0
512 1967 6 15 1410 1 1.3 70 NE 0 0 4
513 1967 6 15 1800 0 1 50 E 0 0 3
514 1967 6 30 2215 2230 15 1 4.1 100 E 0 0 4
515 1967 7 1 45 1 0.5 50 E 0 0 5
516 1967 6 30 2349 2359 10 2 7 100 E 0 1 5
517 1967 7 2 1400 1 0.5 0 0 0
518 1967 7 22 2100 2156 56 2 49.1 ESE 0 6 5
519 1967 7 22 2230 2 9.2 200 ESE 0 3 5
520 1967 7 22 2300 2318 18 2 21.4 100 ESE 0 2 5
521 1967 7 23 110 1 6.5 100 ESE 0 0 5
522 1967 7 29 1630 1 2 SE 0 0 0
523 1967 8 1 1655 1 2.7 100 SE 0 0 5
524 1967 8 1 2300 1 2 100 SE 0 0 4
525 1967 8 2 205 3 1 100 SE 2 5 4

526 1968 3 27 1820 1830 10 2 8 100 NE 0 0 5


527 1968 4 20 1151 2 1 NNE 0 0 4

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

528 1968 4 20 1335 1 2 100 NNE 0 0 4


529 1968 5 18 1045 1 0.5 50 NE 0 0 3
530 1968 5 26 1745 0 1 100 N 0 0 4
531 1968 6 30 400 2 1 200 ENE 0 0 4
532 1968 6 30 445 1 0.5 100 ENE 0 0 3
533 1968 6 30 1700 1725 25 2 35 300 ENE 0 2 5
534 1968 7 21 1900 2 2 100 E 0 0 4
535 1968 7 30 2100 1 2 100 E 0 0 4
536 1968 8 5 1400 1 1.9 150 E 0 0 5 3
537 1968 8 6 1950 0 5.2 E 0 0 0
538 1968 8 6 1950 0 14.9 E 0 0 0
539 1968 8 6 1958 0 0.5 E 0 0 0
540 1968 8 6 2014 0 0.5 E 0 0 0
541 1968 8 16 1230 2 2 100 SE 0 0 4 4
542 1968 8 16 2120 2 1 100 E 0 1 4
543 1968 8 19 1610 4 21.8 75 E 2 3 6 4
544 1968 8 19 1730 2 14.3 75 E 0 5 6 4
545 1968 8 19 2000 2010 10 2 28.7 50 E 0 1 4 3

546 1969 5 28 1930 1 2 100 E 0 0 3


547 1969 5 31 1300 1 16 50 NE 0 0 3
548 1969 5 31 1400 0 1 50 NE 0 0 3
549 1969 5 31 1530 1 1.9 50 NE 0 0 4
550 1969 6 4 1300 2 15 50 ESE 0 0 5
551 1969 6 4 1345 3 24.4 200 ESE 0 0 5
552 1969 6 4 1600 2 4.9 300 ESE 0 0 4
553 1969 6 5 1610 1 8.3 100 SE 0 0 4
554 1969 6 12 5 2 0.3 50 NE 0 0 5
555 1969 6 26 900 2 2 100 NE 0 2 4
556 1969 6 26 920 1 3 100 NE 0 0 4
557 1969 6 26 1000 1 1 100 NE 0 0 5
558 1969 6 26 1115 1130 15 3 15.3 100 NE 0 1 6
559 1969 6 26 1600 1635 35 2 45 100 NE 0 4 6
560 1969 6 26 1630 1 33.2 NE 0 1 5
561 1969 6 26 1700 2 28.6 NE
562 1969 6 26 1700 2 28.9 NE 0 0 5
563 1969 6 26 1700 1 22 ENE
564 1969 6 26 1720 1 0.5 100 NE 0 0 5
565 1969 6 29 1630 1 1 100 ENE 0 0 4
566 1969 6 29 1800 2 10.4 200 ENE 0 0 5
567 1969 6 29 1900 2 13.1 100 ENE 0 0 5
568 1969 6 29 2030 2 5 100 NE 0 0 5
569 1969 7 2 1600 0 4.3 100 SE 0 0 4
570 1969 7 2 1620 1 6.9 100 SE 0 0 4
571 1969 7 15 1055 1 6.1 50 NE 0 4 4
572 1969 7 15 2015 0 1 50 NE 0 0 3
573 1969 7 26 2000 1 4.7 50 NE 0 0 4
574 1969 8 11 1450 1 0.3 200 SSW 0 153 5

575 1970 4 22 2040 2 5 800 NE 0 2 5


576 1970 4 22 2100 2 7.2 800 NE 0 1 5
577 1970 4 22 2100 2110 10 2 11.2 500 NE 0 2 5
578 1970 4 22 2110 1 7.2 500 NE 0 0 5
579 1970 4 22 2120 2130 10 2 9.5 500 NE 0 1 5
580 1970 4 29 1930 1 9.5 200 NE 0 0 4
581 1970 5 9 1500 1 1 100 NE 0 1 4
582 1970 5 9 1910 1 4.9 100 NE 0 0 4
583 1970 5 21 2010 0 2 E 0 0 0
584 1970 6 17 1835 0 0.1 100 E 0 0 0
585 1970 7 7 1500 2 2 100 ESE 0 0 4
586 1970 7 7 1600 2 5.1 100 ESE 0 0 0
587 1970 7 7 1900 37.9 ESE 0 0 5
588 1970 7 14 1230 1 0.5 0 0 4
589 1970 7 14 1400 1 0.5 0 0 0 4
590 1970 7 18 2100 0 1 SE 0 0 4
591 1970 7 27 1150 3 100 ENE 0 0 0
592 1970 7 30 1205 1 0 0 0
593 1970 9 9 1715 2 15.7 200 NE 0 0 5
594 1970 9 9 1840 1 7.8 200 ENE 0 0 4
595 1970 9 9 1900 2 6.6 200 ENE 0 0 4

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

596 1970 9 21 400 2 2 100 ENE 0 0 3


597 1970 10 9 1045 1100 15 2 14.4 200 NNW 0 1 5
598 1970 12 1 700 1 2.7 200 NE 0 0 3
599 1970 12 1 900 2 2 200 NE 0 0 3
600 1970 12 1 1015 2 13.1 200 NNE 0 0 6
601 1970 12 1 1030 2 31.9 200 NE 0 0 5
602 1970 12 3 1545 1 3 50 NE 0 0 4

603 1971 5 18 1640 1704 24 1 15.9 100 NE 0 5 5


604 1971 5 18 2002 1 2 100 NE 0 0 0
605 1971 5 18 2230 1 2 100 NE 0 0 4
606 1971 6 1 1545 1 23.6 100 E 0 0 4
607 1971 6 4 1940 1 3.8 100 NE 0 0 4
608 1971 6 6 2315 1 3.8 50 E 0 0 4
609 1971 6 7 105 1 4.3 100 NE 0 0 4
610 1971 6 7 1340 1 1 50 E 0 0 0
611 1971 6 13 1630 1 0.3 50 0 0 0
612 1971 6 18 1300 1 1 100 0 0 4
613 1971 6 18 1345 1 4.3 100 E 0 0 4
614 1971 6 18 1520 1 4.3 100 E 0 1 4
615 1971 6 23 1645 1 1 50 SE 0 0 3
616 1971 6 23 1700 1 4.1 50 SE 0 0 4
617 1971 6 24 1710 1 0.5 100 0 0 0
618 1971 6 24 1815 1 4.7 100 ESE 0 4 5
619 1971 6 24 1845 1 34.2 50 ESE 0 0 4
620 1971 6 24 2025 1 2 100 ESE 0 0 3
621 1971 7 8 200 1 2 75 E 0 0 0
622 1971 7 18 1400 2 10 100 ESE 0 0 5
623 1971 7 18 1535 1630 55 2 38.5 100 ESE 1 2 5 5
624 1971 7 21 2030 1 6.5 100 SE 0 0 3
625 1971 7 25 1600 1 1 100 ENE 0 0 4
626 1971 9 4 1715 1 0.5 50 N 0 0 3
627 1971 9 9 1350 1 1 50 NE 0 0 0
628 1971 9 28 1315 2 5.2 100 ENE 0 1 4
629 1971 9 28 1415 1605 110 2 75 300 ENE 0 5 6 5
630 1971 9 28 1600 1720 80 2 78.4 300 ENE 0 6 6
631 1971 10 30 2100 1 1 50 NE 0 0 3
632 1971 11 1 2215 2 3 100 NE 0 1 5

633 1972 5 1 1900 0 0.5 50 NNE 0 0 3


634 1972 5 14 1420 1 2.7 100 NNE 0 0 0
635 1972 6 13 1800 1 2 50 E 0 0 4
636 1972 6 13 1915 1 2 50 E 0 0 3
637 1972 7 14 1445 1 1.3 50 ENE 0 0 4
638 1972 7 14 1900 1 34 100 ESE 0 0 5
639 1972 7 14 1910 1 13.9 100 ESE 0 0 5
640 1972 7 14 1920 1 14.1 100 ESE 0 0 5
641 1972 7 16 1550 1 4.3 50 SE 0 0 4
642 1972 7 19 1315 1 2 50 NE 0 3 5
643 1972 7 20 1530 1 3.6 100 E 0 0 4
644 1972 8 11 1830 1 3.8 50 SE 0 0 4
645 1972 8 21 1510 1 12.1 50 E 0 0 4
646 1972 9 16 1605 2 53.1 200 ESE 0 0 5
647 1972 9 20 1340 2 15 100 NE 0 0 4
648 1972 9 20 1358 1 1 100 NE 0 0 4
649 1972 9 20 1430 1 2 50 NE 0 0 4
650 1972 9 20 1510 1 0.5 50 NE 0 0 4
651 1972 9 20 1530 1 3.3 50 ENE 0 0 4
652 1972 9 28 1530 1 3 50 ENE 0 0 3
653 1972 9 28 1630 1 2.2 75 N 0 0 5
654 1972 9 28 1740 2 1.5 50 ENE 0 0 5
655 1972 9 28 1755 2 1 50 ENE 0 0 4

656 1973 3 11 805 1 0.5 50 NE 0 0 0


657 1973 3 11 1030 1 2 50 NE 0 0 4
658 1973 5 9 1550 1 2.3 50 E 0 0 3
659 1973 6 2 1415 1 1 50 NE 0 0 4
660 1973 6 3 1815 1 4.5 100 NE 0 0 5
661 1973 6 8 430 1 2 100 E 0 0 4
662 1973 6 18 1100 1 2 200 E 0 0 4

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

663 1973 6 26 1800 1841 41 1 24 50 E 0 2 5


664 1973 7 12 300 1 19.5 100 SE 0 0 4
665 1973 7 12 730 1 3 100 SE 0 0 4
666 1973 7 12 800 1 1 100 SE 0 0 4
667 1973 7 26 1720 1 0.3 100 SE 0 0 4
668 1973 7 30 1600 1 0.3 50 0 0 3
669 1973 8 8 1700 1 8.2 150 NE 0 0 5 4
670 1973 8 8 1815 1 3.6 100 NE 0 0 3
671 1973 8 30 830 0 0.5 150 NE 0 0 3
672 1973 10 9 100 1 1 50 NE 0 0 4

673 1974 4 12 1405 2 2 150 NE 0 0 4


674 1974 4 12 1415 2 10.7 150 NE 0 1 5
675 1974 4 21 1440 1450 10 4 26 200 NE 0 35 6
676 1974 4 21 1500 3 22.2 200 NE 0 0 6
677 1974 4 21 1525 2 4 200 NE 0 0 4
678 1974 4 21 1530 1605 35 3 58.6 200 ENE 2 18 6
679 1974 5 21 1900 1930 30 1 2.3 50 NNE 0 0 5
680 1974 6 9 1430 1 1 15 0 0 4
681 1974 6 9 1445 1 2.5 30 NE 0 0 3
682 1974 6 9 1645 1 3.3 50 NNE 0 0 3
683 1974 6 9 1855 1 2 50 0 0 5
684 1974 6 14 1600 1 9 35 SE 0 0 3
685 1974 6 14 1610 1 0.2 30 0 0 3
686 1974 6 20 1808 1 0.5 50 0 0 0
687 1974 8 30 1700 0 0.3 15 E 0 0 3

688 1975 4 17 2145 0 0.3 20 0 0 4


689 1975 6 4 1930 1 0.2 15 0 0 3
690 1975 6 4 2045 2 4 35 E 0 0 4
691 1975 8 24 2230 2 34.2 400 NE 0 6 4
692 1975 8 24 2356 1 1 30 SE 0 0 3
693 1975 8 25 211 1 0.1 10 0 0 3
694 1975 8 25 212 2 0.2 30 0 0 4
695 1975 8 28 940 1 1.5 100 NE 0 0 3

696 1976 4 15 1100 1115 15 1 25.2 150 E 0 0 4


697 1976 6 12 1730 2 1 100 0 0 4
698 1976 6 12 2030 2 0.2 50 0 0 4
699 1976 6 12 2100 1 0.3 50 0 0 4
700 1976 6 13 1840 1920 40 1 24.6 100 ENE 0 2 5
701 1976 6 13 1900 2 0.3 50 0 2 3
702 1976 6 13 2000 2010 10 1 21.3 50 ENE 0 0 3
703 1976 6 13 2000 1 0.5 100 0 0 4
704 1976 6 13 2015 1 0.2 50 0 0 4
705 1976 6 13 2045 2100 15 1 10.8 50 ENE 0 0 3
706 1976 6 15 200 1 0.3 100 0 0 4
707 1976 7 30 1945 2 20 30 SE 0 0 5

708 1977 4 2 1405 1425 20 3 12 100 E 0 2 6


709 1977 5 31 1415 1 2 100 E 0 0 4
710 1977 5 31 1430 1 0.1 50 0 0 3
711 1977 6 5 105 115 10 1 8.2 100 E 0 0 4
712 1977 6 5 2030 2045 15 3 30 400 SSE 0 8 7
713 1977 6 5 2115 2135 20 2 22 200 SSE 0
714 1977 7 30 1720 1732 12 3 11 200 NNE 0 2 6
715 1977 7 30 1835 4 20 300 NE 0 20 7
716 1977 7 30 1850 2 6.6 100 NE 0 0 5
717 1977 7 30 1900 1945 45 3 34.5 1000 ENE 1 8 6
718 1977 7 30 2245 2 11.8 100 NE 0 0 5
719 1977 8 4 1415 0 0
720 1977 8 6 2100 0 1 3
721 1977 8 13 1315 9 SE 0 0
722 1977 8 31 1815 3 45 1000 ENE 0 10 6 5
723 1977 9 9 1207 0 0

724 1978 4 5 1700 0.7 0 0 5


725 1978 5 8 1650 0 0
726 1978 5 8 1700 0 0
727 1978 6 7 1515 0 0

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

728 1978 6 17 1857 2 16.5 E 0 0 6


729 1978 6 20 1945 2015 30 20.3 50 NE 0 0
730 1978 7 1 1902 1 0.5 100 0 0
731 1978 7 1 1902 1 0.5 100 0 0
732 1978 7 1 1902 1 0.5 100 0 0
733 1978 7 5 1700 11.1 100 SE 0 2
734 1978 7 20 1345 0.5 100 0 0
735 1978 8 15 1652 0 0

736 1979 5 10 1815 2 0.2 0 0 4


737 1979 5 18 1645 1 0.1 35 0 0 3
738 1979 6 9 1714 2 2.5 50 0 5 6
739 1979 6 16 930 2 15.2 100 NE 0 0 5 6
740 1979 6 16 1500 1510 10 1 17.6 100 NE 0 0 6
741 1979 6 16 1530 1545 15 1 0 0 5
742 1979 6 16 1540 1 0 0 5
743 1979 6 19 2250 1 0 0 5
744 1979 6 20 1345 1 0 2 5
745 1979 6 20 1430 1 0 1 5
746 1979 6 20 1515 1 0 1 4
747 1979 7 3 1700 0 0 3 2
748 1979 7 3 1705 1 0 0 2
749 1979 8 4 1000 1 0 0 4
750 1979 8 9 1630 0 0
751 1979 8 9 1630 1700 30 0 0
752 1979 8 9 1655 1700 5 0 0
753 1979 8 9 1720 0 0 5
754 1979 8 9 1730 1736 6 2 9 50 E 0 0 5
755 1979 8 9 1745 1 1 50 1 0 4 0
756 1979 8 9 1856 1 0 0 5
757 1979 8 9 1905 0 0
758 1979 8 9 1915 0 0
759 1979 8 9 1920 0 0
760 1979 8 9 1950 0 0
761 1979 8 9 1952 0 0
762 1979 8 9 2109 1 0 0 4
763 1979 8 29 2000 1 0 1 5
764 1979 9 8 2335 1 0 0 3
765 1979 10 3 1015 2 2.5 100 0 0 4

766 1980 4 7 1445 0 0.5 70 N 0 0 3


767 1980 4 7 1535 3 1.2 70 0 4 5 0
768 1980 4 7 1541 2 11.5 70 ENE 0 16 6 0
769 1980 4 7 1605 2 7 50 NE 0 0 5 0
770 1980 4 7 1614 1620 6 2 6.1 100 ENE 0 2 5 0
771 1980 5 9 1330 0 0.1 0 0 3
772 1980 5 30 1520 1 1 E 0 0 5
773 1980 5 30 1605 1614 9 1 4 E 0 0 4
774 1980 5 30 1430 1 2 NE 0 0 4
775 1980 6 5 2010 2020 10 2 2.5 70 SE 0 0 5 2
776 1980 6 5 2020 2100 40 2 20 1600 SE 0 1 6 5
777 1980 6 5 2142 2254 72 1 8.7 SE 0 0 3 2
778 1980 6 5 2310 2 6.2 SE 0 0 4 0
779 1980 6 5 2315 1 0.1 0 0 3 0
780 1980 6 5 2325 2350 25 3 14 100 SE 0 0 5 0
781 1980 6 6 30 2 0.3 0 0 5 2
782 1980 6 6 55 1 0.3 E 0 0 3 0
783 1980 6 7 20 2 0.2 0 0 5 3
784 1980 6 14 1230 1 5.1 50 SE 0 0 0 2
785 1980 6 14 1325 1 1.5 50 E 0 3 4 0
786 1980 6 14 1422 0 0 0 0 0
787 1980 7 5 30 1 0 0 5 3
788 1980 7 15 2025 3 1 1320 E 1 10 6 0
789 1980 7 15 2040 2 0.2 70 NE 1 5 6 0
790 1980 7 15 2040 1 0.3 0 0 4 0
791 1980 7 15 2045 1 0.1 30 0 0 0 3
792 1980 7 15 2045 0 0.1 30 0 0 0 0
793 1980 7 15 2045 2 2.5 100 E 1 12 6
794 1980 7 15 2050 2 2.7 100 E 0 0 5 0
795 1980 7 15 2107 0 E 0 0

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

796 1980 7 15 2307 1 0 0


797 1980 7 15 2308 1 E 0 0
798 1980 7 19 2345 2 2 NE 0 0 4
799 1980 7 19 2345 2 2 NE 0 0 5
800 1980 7 29 7 1 0 0 3 0
801 1980 7 29 15 1 0 0 4 0
802 1980 7 29 330 1 0 0 0 4
803 1980 8 4 1730 2 0.1 20 0 0 5 0
804 1980 8 4 2020 1 0.4 35 NE 0 0 5 0
805 1980 8 7 1250 1 6.6 NE 0 0 5
806 1980 8 19 330 1 0.8 NE 0 0 5
807 1980 9 3 2100 2 9.9 80 NE 0 0 4
808 1980 9 20 2315 1 0.5 0 0 5

809 1981 4 3 2330 1 0 0 4 0


810 1981 4 4 4 8 4 4 1.8 330 NE 3 53 7 0
811 1981 4 4 35 2 0.1 25 0 6 5 0
812 1981 6 13 2040 1 0 0 0
813 1981 6 13 2040 1 0 0 0
814 1981 6 13 2045 1 3 50 E 0 0 4 0
815 1981 6 13 2100 2 3 50 SE 0 0 5 0
816 1981 6 14 555 2 0.5 30 SE 0 0 5 0
817 1981 6 15 1010 2 1 70 NE 0 0 5 0
818 1981 6 15 1025 0 0.1 0 0 3 0
819 1981 6 15 1130 1 0.1 0 0 4 0
820 1981 6 15 1302 1335 37 2 31 50 NE 0 3 5
821 1981 6 23 1930 1 2 SE 0 0 5 0
822 1981 7 14 1800 1 16 E 0 0 4 0
823 1981 7 20 1205 1 0 0 4 0
824 1981 7 20 1220 0 0 0 0 0
825 1981 7 20 1430 1 0.9 20 SE 0 0 4 0
826 1981 7 24 1735 0 0.3 NE 0 0 4 0
827 1981 8 3 1430 0 0 0 4
828 1981 8 3 1435 0 E 0 0 4
829 1981 8 29 1300 0 0.2 N 0 0 3 0

830 1982 3 30 1405 1440 35 1 28 NE 0 2 5 0


831 1982 5 6 1430 2 9 100 NE 0 0 5
832 1982 5 15 1617 1 2 30 ENE 0 0 5 0
833 1982 5 17 1715 2 25 200 NNE 0 3 6 4
834 1982 5 17 1715 1 12 50 NE 0 0 4
835 1982 5 17 2005 0 0.1 0 0 3
836 1982 7 14 1450 1 0.1 67 0 0 4 0
837 1982 7 15 1915 1 0.7 50 SE 0 0 3 0
838 1982 7 25 1725 1800 35 1 2 67 S 0 0 5 3
839 1982 9 12 1500 2 12 NE 0 0 5 4
840 1982 9 12 1518 2 5 200 NE 0 0 6 5
841 1982 9 12 1630 1 0.5 0 0 4 4
842 1982 9 12 1800 2 0.5 35 0 0 6 5
843 1982 9 12 1817 1 10 150 NE 0 0 5 5
844 1982 9 12 1827 2 5 75 NE 0 0 6 0
845 1982 9 12 1845 1 0.5 0 0 4

846 1983 6 15 1600 0 0.1 50 NE 0 0 4


847 1983 6 30 1715 0 0.1 80 0 0 0 0
848 1983 6 30 1930 0 0.1 80 0 0 0 0
849 1983 6 30 2240 0 0.1 80 0 0 0 0
850 1983 7 3 439 1 0.5 20 0 0 5 0
851 1983 7 3 1430 1 3 55 NE 0 2 5 0
852 1983 7 3 1430 0 0.3 50 0 0
853 1983 7 3 1430 0 0.3 50 0 0
854 1983 7 3 1610 2 8 880 NE 0 0 5 0
855 1983 7 3 1620 2 0.5 50 0 0 4 0
856 1983 7 3 1720 1735 15 2 12 55 ENE 0 0 5
857 1983 7 3 1730 0 0.3 0 0 0 0
858 1983 7 3 1800 1803 3 1 10 50 NE 0 0 4 0
859 1983 7 3 1804 3 1 50 0 8 5 0
860 1983 7 3 1815 0 0.3 0 0 0 0
861 1983 7 3 1845 0 0.3 0 0 0 0
862 1983 7 3 1900 0 0.5 0 0 0 0

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

863 1983 7 3 1900 1 0.5 50 0 0 4


864 1983 7 3 1911 0 0.3 0 0 0 0
865 1983 7 3 1915 3 0.5 50 0 0 5 0
866 1983 7 3 1915 0 0.3 0 0
867 1983 7 3 1934 0 0.3 E 0 0 0 0
868 1983 7 3 1939 0 0.3 0 0 0 0
869 1983 7 3 2000 1 0.3 30 0 0 4 0
870 1983 7 3 2044 1 0.3 SE 0 0
871 1983 7 3 2305 1 0.3 20 0 0 4 0
872 1983 7 19 1655 2 1 200 0 0
873 1983 7 19 1925 1 2 100 ESE 0 0 5
874 1983 7 19 1930 0 0.1 0 0
875 1983 8 16 1710 0 0.1 25 0 0 5 0
876 1983 8 21 1441 0 0.1 20 0 0 0

877 1984 4 26 2125 1 0.5 25 0 0 5 0


878 1984 4 27 405 0 1 50 0 0 5 0
879 1984 4 27 1325 0 0.3 50 0 0 4 0
880 1984 4 27 1410 1 2 220 0 0 5 0
881 1984 4 27 1415 2 5.5 220 NE 0 0 5 0
882 1984 4 27 1437 1507 30 2 29 880 NNE 1 5 7 0
883 1984 4 27 1450 2 7.5 75 NE 0 1 6 0
884 1984 4 27 1455 1540 45 3 32 440 NNE 0 0 6 0
885 1984 4 27 1520 1540 20 4 27.5 600 NE 1 19 6 0
886 1984 4 27 1639 1651 12 4 6.5 100 NNE 1 14 6 0
887 1984 4 27 1715 0 0.4 25 0 0 4 0
888 1984 6 7 2100 2103 3 2 12 150 ENE 0 0 5 2
889 1984 6 7 2329 1 1 50 0 0 4 0
890 1984 6 7 2330 2338 8 2 11 40 NE 0 0 5 4
891 1984 6 7 2341 2352 11 5 36 450 NE 9 200 7 6
892 1984 6 8 10 15 5 2 18 50 NE 0 0 6 5
893 1984 6 8 25 2 16 50 NE 0 0 5 5
894 1984 6 8 41 105 24 3 29 200 NE 0 1 6 5
895 1984 6 8 49 1 9 30 NE 0 0 5 4
896 1984 6 8 117 2 11 50 NE 0 1 6 5
897 1984 6 9 1902 0 0.2 25 0 0 0 0
898 1984 6 17 1630 0 1 25 0 0 3 0
899 1984 6 22 956 0 1 50 0 0 3 0
900 1984 6 26 1655 1 8 100 E 0 0 4 0
901 1984 6 26 1900 1 4 50 E 0 0 5 0
902 1984 6 26 1957 0 20 50 E 0 0 4 0
903 1984 7 10 1551 1553 2 2 4 500 ENE 0 0 6
904 1984 7 10 1805 0 0.1 25 0 0 4
905 1984 7 14 2035 0 0.1 25 0 0 3
906 1984 7 23 1430 1434 4 1 2.5 50 0 0 5
907 1984 8 7 1830 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
908 1984 9 24 1650 1710 20 2 12 150 ENE 0 0 6 4
909 1984 10 16 2030 2110 40 2 17 100 N 0 3 5 4
910 1984 10 16 2230 1 0.5 20 0 0 5 0

911 1985 5 11 2310 1 2 200 0 1 6


912 1985 5 11 2336 1 0.1 50 0 0 5 3
913 1985 5 26 1745 1801 16 0 0.25 30 0 0 3
914 1985 5 30 2200 2245 45 3 11 1500 ENE 0 2 6 5
915 1985 5 30 2250 2255 5 2 16 500 ENE 0 0 5 4
916 1985 5 30 2320 2355 35 2 21 100 ENE 0 0 5 4
917 1985 5 30 2330 2346 16 1 3 100 SE 0 0 5 3
918 1985 6 8 1815 1852 37 3 68 2640 ESE 2 42 7 6
919 1985 6 8 2000 2030 30 2 5 150 E 0 0 6 6
920 1985 6 16 1855 1925 30 1 5 100 E 0 0 2
921 1985 7 4 1703 1717 14 0 5 50 NNE 0 0 4 3
922 1985 8 12 1755 1809 14 1 1.25 150 NE 0 0 5
923 1985 8 12 1813 1830 17 2 10 880 NE 0 14 7 6
924 1985 8 12 1835 1905 30 2 22 880 NE 2 22 6 5
925 1985 8 12 1930 1945 15 0 0.5 100 0 0 5
926 1985 8 17 1826 1922 56 1 15 50 ESE 0 0 5

927 1986 6 11 1450 1520 30 2 8 100 NE 0 0 5 0


928 1986 6 21 1820 1825 5 1 0.5 75 0 0 5
929 1986 6 26 2017 2025 8 2 5.5 100 NE 0 0 5 5

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

930 1986 7 4 1900 1925 25 3 8 100 ESE 0 0 5 4


931 1986 7 4 1935 1940 5 2 1.5 100 0 0 5 4
932 1986 7 11 1600 1602 2 1 0.8 50 ESE 0 0 5 4
933 1986 7 12 1324 0 0.25 25 0 0 0
934 1986 7 12 1700 0 0.1 25 0 0 3 0
935 1986 7 12 1745 0 0.1 25 0 0 2 0
936 1986 7 24 1415 1 0.25 50 0 0 5 4
937 1986 9 3 1423 1433 10 2 4 100 NE 0 0 5
938 1986 9 26 1650 1 0.5 50 0 0 5 4
939 1986 9 26 1700 0 0.5 50 0 0 0
940 1986 9 28 1623 1637 14 2 9 100 ENE 0 1 6

941 1987 5 29 1453 0 0.1 50 0 0 0 0


942 1987 6 17 1608 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
943 1987 6 28 1735 1 0.6 100 0 0 5
944 1987 7 2 1710 1715 5 1 0.2 75 0 0 5 0
945 1987 7 6 1508 0 0.1 25 0 0 0
946 1987 7 6 1605 1610 5 1 0.3 100 0 0 6 0
947 1987 7 12 1127 1130 3 1 0.2 75 0 0 5 0
948 1987 7 20 820 0 0.1 25 0 0 4
949 1987 7 21 1809 0 0.1 25 0 0 3 0
950 1987 7 26 215 1 0.2 50 0 0 5
951 1987 8 14 1740 1743 3 1 0.25 100 0 0 5 0
952 1987 8 16 1650 1 0.1 50 0 0 5 0
953 1987 8 16 1837 1 1.5 100 E 0 1 6 0
954 1987 8 16 1839 0 0.1 25 0 0 0
955 1987 8 16 1910 0 0.1 25 0 0 0
956 1987 9 10 1630 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0

957 1988 5 8 1430 1512 42 2 27 800 NNE 0 0 5 0


958 1988 5 8 1448 1 0.5 25 0 0 4 0
959 1988 5 8 1452 1 1.5 30 0 0 0 0
960 1988 5 8 1454 1506 12 1 10 40 NE 0 0 0
961 1988 5 8 1455 1507 12 2 10 40 E 0 0 5 0
962 1988 5 8 1500 1 0.5 35 0 0 2 0
963 1988 5 8 1500 1520 20 2 16 125 NE 0 0 5 0
964 1988 5 8 1510 1520 10 1 9 100 NE 0 0 5 0
965 1988 5 8 1515 1525 10 2 7.5 200 NE 0 0 5 0
966 1988 5 8 1515 1 1.2 30 0 0 0
967 1988 5 8 1530 1555 25 2 20 150 NE 0 0 5 0
968 1988 5 8 1545 1 0.8 20 0 0 3 0
969 1988 5 8 1556 1608 12 2 7 100 NE 0 1 4 0
970 1988 5 8 1608 1615 7 1 5 75 NE 0 0 3 0
971 1988 5 8 1615 1 0.7 25 0 0 3 0
972 1988 5 8 1616 1 2 75 0 0 5 0
973 1988 5 8 1630 1715 45 2 27 175 NE 0 0 5 0
974 1988 5 8 1640 1647 7 1 5 75 NE 0 0 3 0
975 1988 5 8 1640 1 1.1 40 0 0 3 0
976 1988 5 8 1706 1712 6 1 5 100 NE 0 0 5 0
977 1988 5 8 1710 1730 20 2 13 250 NNE 0 2 6 0
978 1988 5 8 1712 0 1 25 0 0 3 0
979 1988 5 8 1715 0 0.5 50 0 0 3 0
980 1988 5 8 1752 0 0.1 25 0 0 0
981 1988 6 22 245 1 2 100 0 0 5 0
982 1988 7 16 1320 1 0.1 50 0 0 4
983 1988 7 29 2030 1 0.1 50 0 0 5
984 1988 8 1 1820 0 0.1 25 0 0
985 1988 8 1 1852 1 1 50 0 0 4
986 1988 8 1 1922 0 0.25 25 0 0 0
987 1988 8 3 1835 1848 13 0 4 25 NE 0 0
988 1988 8 4 1435 1445 10 1 4 25 NE 0 0 5
989 1988 8 13 700 1 0.1 50 0 0 5 0
990 1988 9 19 1605 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
991 1988 9 19 1637 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0

992 1989 5 24 1730 0 0.5 50 0 0 4 0


993 1989 5 24 1830 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
994 1989 5 24 1930 0 0.1 50 0 0 4 0
995 1989 5 24 2010 2015 5 1 1.2 50 NE 0 0 5
996 1989 5 24 2105 1 0.3 50 0 0 5

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

997 1989 5 24 2115 0 0.2 50 0 0 4 0


998 1989 5 24 2125 0 0.2 50 0 0 4
999 1989 5 24 2210 1 1.5 75 0 0 5
1000 1989 5 24 2225 1 2.2 75 0 0 5
1001 1989 5 24 2310 0 0.1 25 0 0 5
1002 1989 6 14 1028 1 0.2 50 0 0 5 0
1003 1989 6 14 1101 1 0.2 50 0 0 5 0
1004 1989 6 14 1110 0 0.2 50 0 0 0 0
1005 1989 6 14 1115 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1006 1989 6 26 1035 2 0.3 75 0 0 5
1007 1989 6 26 1100 1 0.2 50 0 4 4
1008 1989 6 30 1630 0 0.1 25 0 0 4

1009 1990 6 2 1600 2 1 100 0 1 6 0


1010 1990 6 2 1600 1 0.25 50 0 0 4 0
1011 1990 6 12 1735 1 0.5 75 0 1 5 0
1012 1990 6 12 1835 1 0.1 25 0 0 4 0
1013 1990 9 9 1900 2012 72 1 30 30 SE 0 1 6 6
1014 1990 9 11 1645 2 1.5 100 0 0 5 5
1015 1990 9 11 1650 1 0.5 50 0 0 5
1016 1990 9 11 1810 2 3 70 E 0 0 6 6
1017 1990 9 11 1900 1 0.5 50 0 0 4 4

1018 1991 3 27 1350 1430 40 2 35 440 ENE 1 5 7 0


1019 1991 4 8 1419 0 1 0 0 2 0
1020 1991 5 22 1433 1 4 75 N 0 0 5 0
1021 1991 5 22 1530 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1022 1991 5 30 1630 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1023 1991 6 14 1155 1 0.5 50 0 0 5
1024 1991 6 27 1820 1830 10 2 6 400 NE 0 0 5 5
1025 1991 7 1 1415 1 4 25 NNW 0 1 5
1026 1991 7 7 1442 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1027 1991 9 14 1800 0 0.1 25 0 0 4 0

1028 1992 4 20 1600 1620 20 1 9.5 25 NW 0 0 5 0


1029 1992 4 20 1745 1 2 25 0 0 4 0
1030 1992 5 16 1345 1 10 100 NE 0 0 5 0
1031 1992 5 16 1430 1 1.3 400 0 0 5
1032 1992 5 16 1810 2 11 400 ENE 0 0 5
1033 1992 5 16 1830 1 1.5 100 0 0 4
1034 1992 5 16 1920 1930 10 1 5 100 ENE 0 0 5
1035 1992 6 17 1055 1 1 50 0 0 4
1036 1992 6 17 1100 1122 22 3 16 400 NE 0 30 7 6
1037 1992 6 17 1255 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1038 1992 7 19 1554 1 0.3 400 0 0 5
1039 1992 8 9 1925 1 4 100 SE 0 0
1040 1992 8 9 1930 1 0.5 35 0 0
1041 1992 8 29 1900 1 5 100 E 0 0 4
1042 1992 8 29 1910 1955 45 3 28 880 ENE 1 30 7 5
1043 1992 9 2 1725 1 0.5 25 0 0 4 0
1044 1992 9 7 1800 0 0.1 25 0 0 0
1045 1992 9 7 1820 1840 20 2 8.5 400 NE 0 1 6
1046 1992 9 16 1820 0 6.5 75 NE 0 0 4 0
1047 1992 9 26 1651 0 0.5 25 0 0 2
1048 1992 9 26 1710 0 0.5 25 0 0 2
1049 1992 9 26 1722 0 0.3 25 0 0 0 0
1050 1992 10 8 1430 1 2 100 SE 0 0 5 0
1051 1992 10 8 1615 0 0.5 50 NW 0 0 4 0
1052 1992 10 8 1648 1 0.75 400 0 0 5 0
1053 1992 10 8 1712 1 2 100 SE 0 0 5 0

1054 1993 6 7 2037 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0


1055 1993 6 7 2045 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1056 1993 6 8 1305 1320 15 1 11 100 NE 0 0 5
1057 1993 6 8 1330 0 1.5 75 0 0 3
1058 1993 6 8 1548 0 1 50 0 0 0
1059 1993 6 8 1552 0 1 75 0 0 0
1060 1993 6 8 1606 1625 19 1 10 850 NE 0 0 5 5
1061 1993 6 8 1610 0 1 50 0 0 2 2
1062 1993 6 8 1623 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 2

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

1063 1993 6 8 1626 1705 39 2 28 1000 NE 0 0 6 5


1064 1993 6 8 1630 0 2 75 0 0 0
1065 1993 6 8 1635 0 0.5 25 0 0
1066 1993 6 8 1637 0 0.3 30 0 0 0
1067 1993 6 8 1645 0 4 50 NE 0 0 0 2
1068 1993 6 8 1735 0 0.1 25 0 0 0
1069 1993 6 8 1838 1855 17 0 8 25 NE 0 0 0 2
1070 1993 6 8 1859 1904 5 0 4 50 ENE 0 0 0 2
1071 1993 6 8 1915 1935 20 0 12 35 ENE 0 0 0 3
1072 1993 6 8 1935 1945 10 0 6 25 SE 0 0 0 3
1073 1993 6 8 2120 0 0.1 25 0 0 0
1074 1993 6 17 1745 1 1 100 0 0 5 5
1075 1993 6 19 1612 1616 4 0 2 75 E 0 0 2
1076 1993 6 19 1621 0 0.1 25 0 0
1077 1993 6 19 1622 0 1 50 0 0
1078 1993 6 19 1639 0 0.1 25 0 0 0
1079 1993 6 26 1638 0 5 75 E 0 0 3 4
1080 1993 6 26 1655 0 0.1 25 0 0 0
1081 1993 6 26 1705 0 1.5 50 0 0 3 3
1082 1993 7 5 2115 1 0.5 75 0 0 5 4
1083 1993 7 8 2230 1 0.3 50 0 0 4 3
1084 1993 7 8 2310 1 0.5 75 0 0 4 4
1085 1993 7 27 1815 0 0.3 50 0 0 3 3
1086 1993 8 9 1915 0 0.3 50 0 0 0 3
1087 1993 8 9 2000 1 0.5 75 0 0 4 3
1088 1993 8 9 2015 0 0.3 50 0 0 0 2
1089 1993 9 13 550 1 0.3 50 0 0 5 4
1090 1993 9 13 640 1 0.3 30 0 0 3 3

1091 1994 4 24 1525 0 0.1 25 E 0 0 0 0


1092 1994 4 24 1535 1 0.5 50 0 0 4 3
1093 1994 4 26 1203 1211 8 1 4 1200 NE 0 0 5 5
1094 1994 4 26 1210 1218 8 2 4 1200 NNE 0 0 5 5
1095 1994 4 26 1320 1344 24 2 12 1200 NNE 0 0 5 5
1096 1994 4 26 1455 1505 10 1 4.5 150 NE 0 0 4 4
1097 1994 5 30 1600 1 1 75 ENE 0 0 5 4
1098 1994 5 30 2050 2116 26 2 12 800 ENE 0 3 6 4
1099 1994 6 12 2342 1 5 300 E 0 0 4 3
1100 1994 6 27 1740 1 1 100 ENE 0 0 4 4
1101 1994 6 27 1815 1 4 250 NE 0 0 5 4
1102 1994 6 27 1834 0 0.2 50 NE 0 0 0 3
1103 1994 7 4 1235 1 3 300 NE 0 0 5 4
1104 1994 7 4 1315 1 0.5 100 NE 0 0 5 4
1105 1994 7 4 1410 1425 15 2 8 500 NE 0 0 6 5
1106 1994 7 4 1649 0 0.1 25 NE 0 0 0 0
1107 1994 7 4 1655 0 0.1 25 NE 0 0 0 0
1108 1994 7 5 1543 1555 12 4 3.5 150 ENE 0 2 6 5
1109 1994 7 5 1553 2 1 150 E 0 0 5 4
1110 1994 7 6 1750 0 0.1 25 ENE 0 0 0 2
1111 1994 7 6 1845 0 0.1 25 E 0 0 0 2
1112 1994 7 6 1850 1 1 50 E 0 0 3 3
1113 1994 7 7 1510 0 0.1 25 ENE 0 0 0 0
1114 1994 7 8 1400 1 0.2 75 ENE 0 0 4 2
1115 1994 7 8 1416 1 0.2 75 NE 0 0 3 3
1116 1994 7 19 1900 1915 15 1 8 100 NE 0 0 5 5
1117 1994 8 27 1825 1 0.3 200 E 0 0 3 3
1118 1994 8 27 1930 1945 15 3 10 700 ESE 2 25 6 5
1119 1994 8 27 2041 2057 16 3 10.5 850 ENE 2 22 6 5
1120 1994 8 27 2107 1 1.5 75 NE 0 0 4 4
1121 1994 8 27 2130 2220 50 2 20 1740 E 0 0 6 5
1122 1994 8 27 2141 2150 9 1 4 75 ENE 0 0 4 4
1123 1994 8 27 2150 2158 8 1 5.5 100 SE 0 3 5 4
1124 1994 8 27 2210 0 0.1 25 ESE 0 0 0 3
1125 1994 9 13 1630 1 2 400 SE 0 0 5 0

1126 1995 6 28 1815 1820 5 0 0.3 50 E 0 0 0 0


1127 1995 6 29 1105 0 0.1 10 0 0 0 0
1128 1995 7 14 1640 1647 7 1 3.5 250 E 0 0 5
1129 1995 8 16 1730 0 0.1 50 0 0 0 0
1130 1995 8 16 1824 0 0.1 50 0 0 0 0

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

1131 1995 9 6 1645 1710 25 1 8 100 ESE 0 1 5 0


1132 1995 9 6 1745 0 0.1 25 0 0 4 0

1133 1996 4 25 1755 1757 2 0 0 0


1134 1996 6 11 1608 1609 1 0 0.1 30 0 0 0 0
1135 1996 6 16 1900 1905 5 0 2 30 NE 0 0 0 0
1136 1996 6 17 1340 1341 1 0 0.1 50 0 0 3 0
1137 1996 6 17 1350 1352 2 1 0.5 100 NE 0 0 5 0
1138 1996 7 18 1620 1630 10 1 3 100 SE 0 0 5 0
1139 1996 7 18 1715 1730 15 1 2 125 SE 0 0 0 0
1140 1996 7 18 1805 1835 30 5 13.3 400 E 0 12 7 6
1141 1996 7 18 1805 1816 11 2 6.4 200 SE 1 1 5 5
1142 1996 7 18 1807 1809 2 0 1.2 75 E 0 0 0 0
1143 1996 7 18 1810 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1144 1996 7 18 1825 1826 1 0 0.6 50 E 0 0 0 0
1145 1996 7 18 1827 1828 1 0 0.2 50 E 0 0 5 5
1146 1996 7 18 1855 1856 1 0 0.1 50 0 0 0 5
1147 1996 7 18 1910 1912 2 1 0.9 150 E 0 0 5 2
1148 1996 7 18 1918 1935 17 1 7.6 125 ESE 0 0 5 5
1149 1996 7 18 1928 1930 2 0 0.8 75 SE 0 0 0 0
1150 1996 7 18 1405 1418 13 0 7 50 E 0 0 0 0
1151 1996 8 7 145 149 4 2 2.5 200 ENE 0 0 5 5
1152 1996 8 7 146 147 1 1 0.2 100 0 0 5 5
1153 1996 8 7 219 221 2 1 0.4 100 NE 0 0 5 4

1154 1997 6 15 1430 2 1 500 E 0 0 5


1155 1997 6 24 1310 1 0.1 100 0 0 4
1156 1997 7 1 2244 1 1 100 0 1
1157 1997 7 5 1727 1735 8 1 5 440 SE 0 0
1158 1997 7 16 1438 1440 2 2 1.4 100 SSE 0 0 5 4
1159 1997 7 16 1440 1445 5 2 2 100 SSE 0 0 6 6
1160 1997 7 16 1500 1502 2 0 0.2 75 S 0 0 5
1161 1997 7 16 1500 1501 1 0 0.1 15 0 0 3
1162 1997 7 16 1509 1511 2 1 0.2 50 SE 0 0 5 3
1163 1997 7 16 1520 1522 2 0 0.2 75 S 0 0 3 3
1164 1997 7 18 1347 0 0.1 50 0 0 2
1165 1997 7 25 1838 1841 3 1 1.5 100 E 0 0 5 3
1166 1997 7 25 1922 1933 11 1 2.7 175 E 0 1 5 3
1167 1997 9 19 1655 0 0.1 50 0 0 6 0

1168 1998 3 29 1715 1720 5 0 4 50 E 0 0 0 3


1169 1998 3 29 1928 1935 7 0 5 75 NE 0 0 4 0
1170 1998 5 12 1538 1544 6 0 6 50 NE 0 0 5 0
1171 1998 5 12 1730 1740 10 0 3 300 0 0 0 0
1172 1998 5 12 1800 1810 10 0 3 50 0 0 0 0
1173 1998 5 12 1830 1840 10 0 2 100 0 0 0 0
1174 1998 5 15 1650 1654 4 0 3 50 N 0 0 4 0
1175 1998 5 15 1654 1700 6 3 5 66 NE 0 6 5 0
1176 1998 5 15 1705 1720 15 1 18 150 NE 0 1 6 0
1177 1998 5 15 1840 1844 4 0 2 50 NE 0 1 4 0
1178 1998 5 15 1845 1915 30 2 20 150 NE 0 11 6 5
1179 1998 5 30 1358 0 50 0 0 0 0
1180 1998 5 30 1400 0 50 0 0 0 0
1181 1998 5 30 1450 1500 10 0 3 30 0 0 0 0
1182 1998 5 30 1453 1500 7 0 2 30 0 0 0 0
1183 1998 5 30 2228 2230 2 2 1 100 S 0 8 5 0
1184 1998 5 31 20 21 1 0 50 E 0 0 4 0
1185 1998 5 31 120 124 4 1 1 75 NE 0 0 5 0
1186 1998 6 16 1500 0 20 0 0 0 0
1187 1998 6 18 1607 1 2 120 NE 0 1 5 5
1188 1998 6 18 1610 1612 2 0 35 0 1 5 4
1189 1998 6 25 1805 1820 15 2 3 100 E 0 0 6 3
1190 1998 8 23 1522 0 10 0 0 0 0
1191 1998 8 23 1730 1744 14 3 5 1300 E 0 2 6 6
1192 1998 8 23 1835 0 25 0 0 4 0

1193 1999 5 5 1630 1631 1 0 25 0 0 4 0


1194 1999 6 5 1540 0 1 50 0 0 0 0
1195 1999 6 5 1620 1640 20 0 4 300 NE 0 0 0
1196 1999 6 5 1815 0 25 0 0 0 0

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

1197 1999 6 6 1525 0 30 0 0 3 0


1198 1999 6 6 1545 1 0.2 40 0 0 5 0
1199 1999 6 30 1545 0 25 0 0 0 0
1200 1999 7 8 1720 1740 20 1 10 120 NE 0 3 6 4
1201 1999 7 9 1141 0 25 0 0 0 0
1202 1999 8 3 1745 0 1 50 0 0 0 0
1203 1999 8 3 1745 0 10 0 0 0 0

1204 2000 3 8 1810 1820 10 1 2 75 NE 0 16 6 0


1205 2000 5 12 1043 0 50 0 0 0 0
1206 2000 6 1 1402 1411 9 1 5 125 E 0 0 5 4
1207 2000 6 1 1500 1520 20 1 7 100 SE 0 0 5 4
1208 2000 6 1 1702 1703 1 1 1 75 E 0 0 5 0
1209 2000 6 1 1706 1725 19 2 15 125 ESE 0 0 6 5
1210 2000 6 1 1715 0 25 0 0 0 3
1211 2000 6 1 1725 1728 3 0 2 50 E 0 0 0 5
1212 2000 7 2 1730 1806 36 1 7 100 SE 0 0 6 0
1213 2000 7 8 1635 1641 6 0 1 25 S 0 0 0 0
1214 2000 7 9 300 303 3 1 1 30 SE 0 0 4 3
1215 2000 7 13 1455 0 50 0 0 0 0
1216 2000 7 26 1235 0 5 0 0 0 0
1217 2000 7 26 1520 1523 3 0 1 30 E 0 0 4 4
1218 2000 7 27 1907 1910 3 0 50 E 0 0 0 0
1219 2000 7 27 1930 0 25 0 0 0 0
1220 2000 8 5 1443 0 20 0 0 3 0
1221 2000 8 14 1910 0 25 0 0 0 0

1222 2001 5 1 1715 1720 5 0 2 50 E 0 0 0 0


1223 2001 5 1 1758 0 25 0 0 0 0
1224 2001 5 1 2055 2100 5 1 2 125 ENE 0 0 4 0
1225 2001 6 11 1711 1715 4 0 2 50 E 0 0 0 3
1226 2001 6 11 2000 2001 1 0 30 0 0 5 0
1227 2001 6 11 2013 2025 12 1 8 75 SE 0 0 6 0
1228 2001 6 11 2045 2056 11 1 6 75 SE 0 0 5 0
1229 2001 6 18 1906 2000 54 3 34 880 E 2 16 7 0
1230 2001 8 18 1923 1925 2 0 30 0 0 0 0
1231 2001 8 25 1640 1650 10 1 4 50 NE 0 0 4 4
1232 2001 9 6 1809 1814 5 0 1 30 E 0 0 5 0
1233 2001 9 7 1730 1732 2 0 30 0 1 4 0

1234 2002 4 18 1549 0 25 0 0 0 0


1235 2002 4 18 1557 0 25 0 0 0 0
1236 2002 4 18 1633 0 25 0 0 0 0
1237 2002 4 18 1729 0 40 0 0 0 0
1238 2002 4 18 1813 1827 11 1 14 100 SE 0 0 6 4
1239 2002 4 18 1832 0 25 0 0 0 0
1240 2002 5 6 1630 1640 10 0 4 50 ESE 0 0 0 0
1241 2002 5 6 1702 0 20 0 0 0 0
1242 2002 5 26 1455 1456 1 0 20 0 0 0 0
1243 2002 6 25 2115 2120 5 1 70 0 2 5 0
1244 2002 6 30 1747 1750 3 0 1 150 E 0 0 0 0
1245 2002 7 30 1808 1828 20 0 9 200 E 0 0 5 0
1246 2002 7 30 1822 1828 6 0 2 100 E 0 0 0 0
1247 2002 7 30 1825 0 25 0 0 3 0
1248 2002 8 13 1602 1616 14 0 5 50 ESE 0 0 3 0
1249 2002 8 21 1741 0 1 30 ENE 0 0 0 0
1250 2002 9 2 1522 1550 28 3 16 440 E 0 27 7 0
1251 2002 9 2 1610 1650 40 2 17 75 E 0 0 6 0
1252 2002 9 2 1704 1706 2 0 75 0 0 0 0
1253 2002 9 2 1735 1743 8 1 5 200 E 0 1 6 0
1254 2002 9 2 2006 0 30 0 0 0 0
1255 2002 9 2 2030 2031 1 1 75 0 0 6 0
1256 2002 9 30 1745 1750 5 0 1 100 E 0 0 4 3
1257 2002 9 30 1802 1805 3 0 50 0 0 0 0
1258 2002 9 30 1810 1811 1 1 1 400 ENE 0 0 4 0
1259 2002 9 30 1830 1835 5 2 3 250 E 0 0 5 0

1260 2003 5 10 1915 1929 14 1 8 200 NE 0 1 5 0


1261 2003 5 10 1939 2001 22 1 9 200 NE 0 0 5 0
1262 2003 5 30 1625 1630 5 0 3 25 E 0 0 0 0

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

1263 2003 5 30 1652 1704 12 1 6 100 SE 0 0 0 0


1264 2003 5 30 1704 1712 8 1 4 100 ESE 0 0 0 0
1265 2003 6 8 1140 0 15 0 0 0 0
1266 2003 6 8 1220 1226 6 0 1 40 S 0 0 0 0
1267 2003 6 8 1242 1246 4 0 40 S 0 0 0 0
1268 2003 6 8 1259 1302 3 0 50 S 0 0 3 0
1269 2003 6 8 1333 1336 3 0 1 30 NNE 0 0 0 0
1270 2003 7 6 1605 0 25 0 0 0 0
1271 2003 7 6 1615 0 25 0 0 0 0
1272 2003 7 6 1643 0 25 0 0 0 0
1273 2003 7 6 1643 1645 2 1 1 40 ESE 0 0 4 0
1274 2003 7 6 1647 0 25 0 0 0 0
1275 2003 8 3 1359 1403 4 1 75 0 0 0 0

1276 2004 4 18 1625 1627 2 0 1 30 ENE 0 0 0 0


1277 2004 4 18 1630 1635 5 0 3 30 E 0 0 0 0
1278 2004 5 23 1747 0 30 0 0 0 0
1279 2004 5 23 1755 1756 1 0 1 25 E 0 0 0 0
1280 2004 5 23 1759 1804 5 0 1 25 ENE 0 0 0 0
1281 2004 5 23 1825 0 25 0 0 0 0
1282 2004 6 23 1722 1728 6 1 5 50 ESE 0 0 5 0
1283 2004 6 23 1728 1732 4 1 4 30 ESE 0 0 3 0
1284 2004 6 23 1800 1812 12 1 5 50 ESE 0 3 5 0
1285 2004 6 23 1820 1823 3 1 2 40 ENE 0 0 3 0
1286 2004 6 23 1823 1855 42 1 16 50 ESE 0 13 5 0
1287 2004 6 23 1846 1848 2 1 2 25 E 0 0 0 0
1288 2004 6 23 1847 0 10 0 0 0 0
1289 2004 6 23 1853 1906 13 2 11 125 ESE 0 0 6 0
1290 2004 6 23 1900 1915 15 2 11 200 ESE 0 0 6 5
1291 2004 6 23 1923 0 25 0 0 3 0
1292 2004 6 23 1933 2005 32 3 41 400 ESE 1 1 7 6
1293 2004 6 23 1935 1944 9 1 8 200 ESE 0 0 6 0
1294 2004 6 23 2000 2008 8 1 4 100 SE 0 0 6 0
1295 2004 6 23 2010 2018 8 1 8 150 ESE 0 0 5 5
1296 2004 6 23 2019 0 25 0 0 0 0
1297 2004 6 23 2023 2034 11 1 8 150 ESE 0 0 5 0
1298 2004 6 23 2027 0 10 0 0 0 0
1299 2004 7 6 1938 1942 5 0 2 50 NE 0 0 0 0
1300 2004 7 11 1442 1445 3 0 60 0 0 0 0
1301 2004 7 11 1543 0 10 0 0 0 0
1302 2004 7 11 1545 0 10 0 0 0 0
1303 2004 7 11 1613 0 10 0 0 0 0
1304 2004 7 11 1613 0 10 0 0 0 0
1305 2004 7 11 1640 0 10 0 0 0 0
1306 2004 7 11 1841 0 25 0 0 0 0
1307 2004 7 11 1843 0 25 0 0 0 0
1308 2004 7 13 1440 1452 12 1 4 500 SE 0 0 6 4
1309 2004 7 16 1340 1342 2 0 1 30 SSE 0 0 3 4
1310 2004 9 5 1740 1742 2 0 1 25 ENE 0 0 0 0
1311 2004 9 5 1905 1906 1 0 25 0 0 0 0

1312 2005 3 30 1410 1411 1 0 0.2 50 NE 0 0 3 0


1313 2005 5 6 1524 1531 7 0 2.9 50 SE 0 0 0 0
1314 2005 6 4 1354 0 0.2 75 NE 0 0 0 0
1315 2005 6 4 1405 0 0.1 50 0 0 0 0
1316 2005 6 4 1527 1529 2 0 1.2 75 NNE 0 0 0 0
1317 2005 6 4 1527 1606 39 1 17 50 NNE 0 0 6 4
1318 2005 6 4 1539 1542 3 0 1.3 100 NNE 0 0 0 0
1319 2005 6 4 1617 0 0.2 20 NE 0 0 4 0
1320 2005 6 4 1706 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1321 2005 6 4 1720 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1322 2005 6 4 1918 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1323 2005 6 4 1927 1931 4 0 0.3 25 NE 0 0 4 3
1324 2005 6 5 1505 0 0.1 20 0 0 0 0
1325 2005 6 7 1544 1547 3 0 1 25 ESE 0 0 0 0
1326 2005 6 7 1558 1602 4 0 2 25 NNE 0 0 0 0
1327 2005 6 7 1648 0 0.1 20 0 0 0 0
1328 2005 6 7 1710 1720 10 0 5.5 50 ESE 0 0 0 0
1329 2005 6 9 1740 1750 10 0 3 40 NE 0 0 0 0
1330 2005 6 9 1814 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0

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DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
TOR ID YEAR MONTH DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C

1331 2005 6 10 1303 0 0.1 20 0 0 0 0


1332 2005 6 10 1505 0 0.1 20 0 0 0 0
1333 2005 6 10 1510 0 0.1 20 0 0 0 0
1334 2005 6 10 1910 0 0.1 20 0 0 0 0
1335 2005 6 10 1922 0 0.1 20 0 0 0 0
1336 2005 6 10 1948 0 0.1 20 0 0 0 0
1337 2005 6 11 1320 0 0.3 25 NE 0 0 0 0
1338 2005 6 11 1340 1345 5 0 2.5 50 E 0 0 0 0
1339 2005 6 11 1355 1357 2 0 1 25 NE 0 0 0 0
1340 2005 6 11 1400 1410 10 1 5 50 NE 0 0 0 0
1341 2005 6 11 1404 1418 14 1 8 50 NE 0 0 6 0
1342 2005 6 11 1443 1445 2 0 0.5 25 NE 0 0 0 0
1343 2005 6 13 1449 1450 1 0 0.2 75 NNE 0 0 3 0
1344 2005 7 25 1507 1511 4 1 2 50 ESE 0 0 0 5
1345 2005 8 18 1318 1319 1 0 0.5 25 0 0 6 0
1346 2005 8 18 1446 1448 2 1 1.2 25 E 0 1 5 4
1347 2005 8 18 1505 1540 35 2 20 75 E 0 3 7 5
1348 2005 8 18 1540 1550 10 1 4 30 NE 0 0 5 4
1349 2005 8 18 1554 1615 21 1 10 25 NE 0 0 5 4
1350 2005 8 18 1555 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1351 2005 8 18 1618 1633 15 1 6 100 NE 0 0 4 5
1352 2005 8 18 1630 1633 3 1 2 75 NNE 0 0 3 0
1353 2005 8 18 1633 1703 30 2 14 200 ESE 0 0 6 4
1354 2005 8 18 1639 1641 2 1 1 30 0 0 3 0
1355 2005 8 18 1700 1705 5 0 1 75 ESE 0 0 3 0
1356 2005 8 18 1708 1722 14 1 6 100 NE 0 0 5 3
1357 2005 8 18 1710 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0
1358 2005 8 18 1715 1808 53 3 20 600 ESE 1 23 7 6
1359 2005 8 18 1717 1721 4 0 2 30 NE 0 0 0 3
1360 2005 8 18 1732 1736 4 0 2 80 NE 0 0 3 0
1361 2005 8 18 1810 1815 5 1 2 100 E 0 0 4 0
1362 2005 8 18 1615 1617 2 0 1 50 SE 0 0 4 3
1363 2005 8 18 1820 1823 3 1 1 50 S 0 0 4 3
1364 2005 8 18 1827 1832 5 1 1.2 50 SE 0 0 4 3
1365 2005 8 18 1837 1841 4 1 1.4 50 E 0 0 5 0
1366 2005 8 18 1838 1841 3 0 1.2 40 NNE 0 0 3 0
1367 2005 8 18 1840 1848 8 0 4 50 NE 0 0 3 0
1368 2005 8 18 1844 1853 9 0 0.2 50 E 0 0 4 3
1369 2005 8 18 1845 1846 1 1 3 75 ESE 0 0 4 3
1370 2005 8 18 1945 1949 4 1 1 100 E 0 0 4 0
1371 2005 8 18 2035 2039 4 1 2 100 ENE 0 0 4 0
1372 2005 9 13 1417 1422 5 1 2 65 E 0 0 4 0
1373 2005 9 13 1709 1712 3 0 2 50 ENE 0 0 3 0

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Table A-3: Wisconsin tornado listing, by county, 1950-2005.

COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MO DAY TIME F-SCL DIR COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MNTH DAY TIME F-SCL DIR

Adams 428 1964 5 8 1815 2 NE Brown 364 1959 5 28 1538 9


Adams 603 1971 5 18 1640 1 NE Brown 366 1959 6 11 1300 1
Adams 680 1974 6 9 1430 1 Brown 400 1962 6 23 1630 9 E
Adams 688 1975 4 17 2145 0 Brown 429 1964 5 8 1830 2 NE
Adams 737 1979 5 18 1645 1 Brown 432 1964 5 30 1328 0
Adams 799 1980 7 19 2345 2 NE Brown 542 1968 8 16 2120 2 E
Adams 858 1983 7 3 1800 1 NE Brown 558 1969 6 26 1115 3 NE
Adams 861 1983 7 3 1845 0 Brown 575 1970 4 22 2040 2 NE
Adams 862 1983 7 3 1900 0 Brown 576 1970 4 22 2100 2 NE
Adams 880 1984 4 27 1410 1 Brown 578 1970 4 22 2110 1 NE
Adams 903 1984 7 10 1551 2 ENE Brown 583 1970 5 21 2010 0 E
Adams 992 1989 5 24 1730 0 Brown 592 1970 7 30 1205 9
Adams 1041 1992 8 29 1900 1 E Brown 718 1977 7 30 2245 2 NE
Adams 1057 1993 6 8 1330 0 Brown 1034 1992 5 16 1920 1 ENE
Adams 1058 1993 6 8 1548 0 Brown 1037 1992 6 17 1255 0
Adams 1059 1993 6 8 1552 0 Brown 1298 2004 6 23 2027 0
Adams 1064 1993 6 8 1630 0 Brown 1370 2005 8 18 1945 1 E
Adams 1065 1993 6 8 1635 0 Brown 1373 2005 9 13 1709 0 ENE
Adams 1119 1994 8 27 2041 3 ENE
Adams 1124 1994 8 27 2210 0 ESE Buffalo 286 1953 5 10 1830 3 NE
Adams 1286 2004 6 23 1823 1 ESE Buffalo 351 1959 5 5 1900 0
Adams 1354 2005 8 18 1639 1 Buffalo 382 1960 6 28 1545 2 SE
Buffalo 430 1964 5 23 1930 1 NE
Ashland 391 1961 8 14 1950 2 SE Buffalo 436 1964 6 20 2010 1
Ashland 798 1980 7 19 2345 2 NE Buffalo 733 1978 7 5 1700 9 SE
Ashland 847 1983 6 30 1715 0 Buffalo 833 1982 5 17 1715 2 NNE
Ashland 853 1983 7 3 1430 0 Buffalo 857 1983 7 3 1730 0
Ashland 987 1988 8 3 1835 0 NE Buffalo 898 1984 6 17 1630 0
Ashland 1046 1992 9 16 1820 0 NE Buffalo 1013 1990 9 9 1900 1 SE
Ashland 1173 1998 5 12 1830 0 Buffalo 1051 1992 10 8 1615 0 NW
Buffalo 1168 1998 3 29 1715 0 E
Barron 326 1957 7 4 0630 2 ENE Buffalo 1174 1998 5 15 1650 0 N
Barron 341 1958 7 14 1300 2 E Buffalo 1175 1998 5 15 1654 3 NE
Barron 404 1962 8 15 1515 1 SE Buffalo 1200 1999 7 8 1720 1 NE
Barron 422 1964 5 5 1415 1 Buffalo 1225 2001 6 11 1711 0 E
Barron 435 1964 6 18 1745 2 NE
Barron 446 1964 8 28 0155 1 NNW Burnett 284 1952 6 23 2115 3 NNE
Barron 459 1965 5 5 2330 2 NE Burnett 285 1953 5 10 1530 4 NNE
Barron 518 1967 7 22 2100 2 ESE Burnett 372 1959 9 6 1824 1 E
Barron 553 1969 6 5 1610 1 SE Burnett 390 1961 8 2 1900 9
Barron 571 1969 7 15 1055 1 NE Burnett 446 1964 8 28 0155 1 NNW
Barron 667 1973 7 26 1720 1 SE Burnett 457 1965 5 5 2015 2 NE
Barron 695 1975 8 28 0940 1 NE Burnett 948 1987 7 20 0820 0
Barron 714 1977 7 30 1720 3 NNE Burnett 1213 2000 7 8 1635 0 S
Barron 716 1977 7 30 1850 2 NE Burnett 1222 2001 5 1 1715 0 E
Barron 917 1985 5 30 2330 1 SE Burnett 1229 2001 6 18 1906 3 E
Barron 937 1986 9 3 1423 2 NE Burnett 1276 2004 4 18 1625 0 ENE
Barron 956 1987 9 10 1630 0 Burnett 1277 2004 4 18 1630 0 E
Barron 1008 1989 6 30 1630 0 Burnett 1327 2005 6 7 1648 0
Barron 1014 1990 9 11 1645 2
Barron 1015 1990 9 11 1650 1 Calumet 298 1954 6 20 0400 2
Barron 1016 1990 9 11 1810 2 E Calumet 429 1964 5 8 1830 2 NE
Barron 1017 1990 9 11 1900 1 Calumet 468 1965 7 8 1800 2 NE
Barron 1089 1993 9 13 0550 1 Calumet 516 1967 6 30 2349 2 E
Barron 1093 1994 4 26 1203 1 NE Calumet 517 1967 7 2 1400 1
Barron 1094 1994 4 26 1210 2 NNE Calumet 657 1973 3 11 1030 1 NE
Barron 1102 1994 6 27 1834 0 NE Calumet 718 1977 7 30 2245 2 NE
Barron 1116 1994 7 19 1900 1 NE Calumet 755 1979 8 9 1745 1
Barron 1170 1998 5 12 1538 0 NE Calumet 811 1981 4 4 0035 2
Barron 1199 1999 6 30 1545 0 Calumet 873 1983 7 19 1925 1 ESE
Barron 1311 2004 9 5 1905 0 Calumet 996 1989 5 24 2105 1
Barron 1325 2005 6 7 1544 0 ESE Calumet 1134 1996 6 11 1608 0
Barron 1326 2005 6 7 1558 0 E Calumet 1141 1996 7 18 1805 2 SE
Barron 1340 2005 6 11 1400 1 NE Calumet 1143 1996 7 18 1810 0
Calumet 1185 1998 5 31 0120 1 NE
Bayfield 533 1968 6 30 1700 2 ENE Calumet 1267 2003 6 8 1242 0 S
Bayfield 851 1983 7 3 1430 1 NE Calumet 1275 2003 8 3 1359 1
Bayfield 852 1983 7 3 1430 0 Calumet 1313 2005 5 6 1524 0 SE
Bayfield 879 1984 4 27 1325 0 Calumet 1330 2005 6 9 1814 0
Bayfield 989 1988 8 13 0700 1
Chippewa 286 1953 5 10 1830 3 NE
Brown 327 1957 7 11 1345 1 ENE Chippewa 334 1958 6 4 1845 4 ENE
Brown 355 1959 5 10 2050 2 NE Chippewa 335 1958 6 4 1900 3 ENE
Brown 363 1959 5 28 1530 0 Chippewa 337 1958 6 4 1930 4 ENE

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COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MO DAY TIME F-SCL DIR COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MNTH DAY TIME F-SCL DIR

Chippewa 338 1958 6 22 1400 1 E Crawford 452 1965 4 11 1445 2 NE


Chippewa 347 1959 5 4 0912 9 Crawford 501 1967 5 18 1353 1 SE
Chippewa 368 1959 6 26 1320 9 Crawford 537 1968 8 6 1950 0 E
Chippewa 404 1962 8 15 1515 1 SE Crawford 618 1971 6 24 1815 1 ESE
Chippewa 518 1967 7 22 2100 2 ESE Crawford 747 1979 7 3 1700 0
Chippewa 523 1967 8 1 1655 1 SE Crawford 748 1979 7 3 1705 1
Chippewa 616 1971 6 23 1700 1 SE Crawford 942 1987 6 17 1608 0
Chippewa 623 1971 7 18 1535 2 ESE
Chippewa 629 1971 9 28 1415 2 ENE Dane 304 1955 4 18 1700 2 ESE
Chippewa 670 1973 8 8 1815 1 NE Dane 346 1958 10 9 1645 9 NE
Chippewa 682 1974 6 9 1645 1 NNE Dane 414 1963 9 2 1830 2 E
Chippewa 691 1975 8 24 2230 2 NE Dane 451 1965 4 11 1430 2 NE
Chippewa 706 1976 6 15 0200 1 Dane 462 1965 5 15 1835 2 NE
Chippewa 715 1977 7 30 1835 4 NE Dane 488 1966 7 10 2200 1 SE
Chippewa 717 1977 7 30 1900 3 ENE Dane 508 1967 6 11 1400 2 ENE
Chippewa 743 1979 6 19 2250 1 Dane 525 1967 8 2 0205 3 SE
Chippewa 789 1980 7 15 2040 2 NE Dane 527 1968 4 20 1151 2 NNE
Chippewa 791 1980 7 15 2045 1 Dane 548 1969 5 31 1400 0 NE
Chippewa 792 1980 7 15 2045 0 Dane 552 1969 6 4 1600 2 ESE
Chippewa 795 1980 7 15 2107 0 E Dane 568 1969 6 29 2030 2 NE
Chippewa 822 1981 7 14 1800 1 E Dane 581 1970 5 9 1500 1 NE
Chippewa 843 1982 9 12 1817 1 NE Dane 597 1970 10 9 1045 2 NNW
Chippewa 845 1982 9 12 1845 1 Dane 612 1971 6 18 1300 1
Chippewa 888 1984 6 7 2100 2 ENE Dane 626 1971 9 4 1715 1 N
Chippewa 917 1985 5 30 2330 1 SE Dane 650 1972 9 20 1510 1 NE
Chippewa 994 1989 5 24 1930 0 Dane 656 1973 3 11 0805 1 NE
Chippewa 1132 1995 9 6 1745 0 Dane 679 1974 5 21 1900 1 NNE
Chippewa 1328 2005 6 7 1710 0 ESE Dane 690 1975 6 4 2045 2 E
Dane 707 1976 7 30 1945 2 SE
Clark 275 1950 6 25 1930 2 NE Dane 817 1981 6 15 1010 2 NE
Clark 337 1958 6 4 1930 4 ENE Dane 891 1984 6 7 2341 5 NE
Clark 359 1959 5 26 1641 4 NNE Dane 892 1984 6 8 0010 2 NE
Clark 373 1959 9 22 1830 0 Dane 916 1985 5 30 2320 2 ENE
Clark 387 1960 11 15 1425 2 NE Dane 932 1986 7 11 1600 1 ESE
Clark 393 1961 9 3 0015 9 Dane 969 1988 5 8 1556 2 NE
Clark 399 1962 6 23 1620 2 SE Dane 973 1988 5 8 1630 2 NE
Clark 514 1967 6 30 2215 1 E Dane 1002 1989 6 14 1028 1
Clark 520 1967 7 22 2300 2 ESE Dane 1003 1989 6 14 1101 1
Clark 559 1969 6 26 1600 2 NE Dane 1004 1989 6 14 1110 0
Clark 561 1969 6 26 1700 2 NE Dane 1005 1989 6 14 1115 0
Clark 629 1971 9 28 1415 2 ENE Dane 1018 1991 3 27 1350 2 ENE
Clark 796 1980 7 15 2307 1 Dane 1021 1991 5 22 1530 0
Clark 856 1983 7 3 1720 2 ENE Dane 1036 1992 6 17 1100 3 NE
Clark 872 1983 7 19 1655 2 Dane 1070 1993 6 8 1859 0 ENE
Clark 875 1983 8 16 1710 0 Dane 1107 1994 7 4 1655 0 NE
Clark 888 1984 6 7 2100 2 ENE Dane 1165 1997 7 25 1838 1 E
Clark 922 1985 8 12 1755 1 NE Dane 1166 1997 7 25 1922 1 E
Clark 938 1986 9 26 1650 1 Dane 1262 2003 5 30 1625 0 E
Clark 1243 2002 6 25 2115 1 Dane 1279 2004 5 23 1755 0 E
Clark 1257 2002 9 30 1802 0 Dane 1280 2004 5 23 1759 0 ENE
Clark 1317 2005 6 4 1527 1 NNE Dane 1291 2004 6 23 1923 0
Dane 1293 2004 6 23 1935 1 ESE
Columbia 283 1951 9 26 1630 3 NE Dane 1307 2004 7 11 1843 0
Columbia 300 1954 7 30 1900 2 ENE Dane 1312 2005 3 30 1410 0 NE
Columbia 354 1959 5 10 1920 1 NE Dane 1358 2005 8 18 1715 3 ESE
Columbia 410 1963 8 16 2000 2 E Dane 1359 2005 8 18 1717 0 NE
Columbia 411 1963 8 16 2000 2 E Dane 1361 2005 8 18 1810 1 E
Columbia 412 1963 8 16 2000 2 E
Columbia 495 1966 8 15 1300 2 ENE Dodge 279 1951 6 19 2050 2 NE
Columbia 529 1968 5 18 1045 1 NE Dodge 317 1956 7 21 1600 0 E
Columbia 692 1975 8 24 2356 1 SE Dodge 383 1960 8 8 1600 1 S
Columbia 696 1976 4 15 1100 1 E Dodge 407 1963 6 8 1930 2 SE
Columbia 710 1977 5 31 1430 1 Dodge 408 1963 6 13 1655 1 SE
Columbia 800 1980 7 29 0007 1 Dodge 440 1964 8 22 1345 1
Columbia 801 1980 7 29 0015 1 Dodge 448 1964 9 3 1700 1 SE
Columbia 835 1982 5 17 2005 0 Dodge 453 1965 4 11 1520 3 NE
Columbia 892 1984 6 8 0010 2 NE Dodge 475 1966 5 23 1400 2 NE
Columbia 893 1984 6 8 0025 2 NE Dodge 528 1968 4 20 1335 1 NNE
Columbia 894 1984 6 8 0041 3 NE Dodge 602 1970 12 3 1545 1 NE
Columbia 895 1984 6 8 0049 1 NE Dodge 676 1974 4 21 1500 3 NE
Columbia 972 1988 5 8 1616 1 Dodge 678 1974 4 21 1530 3 ENE
Columbia 974 1988 5 8 1640 1 NE Dodge 696 1976 4 15 1100 1 E
Columbia 1105 1994 7 4 1410 2 NE Dodge 709 1977 5 31 1415 1 E
Columbia 1281 2004 5 23 1825 0 Dodge 711 1977 6 5 0105 1 E
Columbia 1309 2004 7 16 1340 0 SSE Dodge 712 1977 6 5 2030 3 SSE
Columbia 1353 2005 8 18 1633 2 ESE Dodge 721 1977 8 13 1315 9 SE
Columbia 1357 2005 8 18 1710 0 Dodge 728 1978 6 17 1857 2 E
Dodge 757 1979 8 9 1905 9
Crawford 302 1955 4 18 0100 1 NNE Dodge 758 1979 8 9 1915 9
Crawford 418 1964 5 4 1810 2 NE Dodge 759 1979 8 9 1920 9

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COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MO DAY TIME F-SCL DIR COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MNTH DAY TIME F-SCL DIR

Dodge 760 1979 8 9 1950 9 Eau Claire 854 1983 7 3 1610 2 NE


Dodge 761 1979 8 9 1952 9 Eau Claire 855 1983 7 3 1620 2
Dodge 767 1980 4 7 1535 3 Eau Claire 1085 1993 7 27 1815 0
Dodge 768 1980 4 7 1541 2 ENE Eau Claire 1118 1994 8 27 1930 3 ESE
Dodge 769 1980 4 7 1605 2 NE
Dodge 770 1980 4 7 1614 2 ENE Florence 325 1957 6 14 1730 1 NE
Dodge 805 1980 8 7 1250 1 NE Florence 1258 2002 9 30 1810 1 ENE
Dodge 809 1981 4 3 2330 1
Dodge 819 1981 6 15 1130 1 Fond du Lac 291 1954 4 7 1230 2 E
Dodge 824 1981 7 20 1220 0 Fond du Lac 361 1959 5 28 1505 0
Dodge 836 1982 7 14 1450 1 Fond du Lac 381 1960 5 21 1714 9 NE
Dodge 874 1983 7 19 1930 0 Fond du Lac 397 1961 9 22 1300 2 NE
Dodge 876 1983 8 21 1441 0 Fond du Lac 398 1962 6 17 1800 2 NE
Dodge 896 1984 6 8 0117 2 NE Fond du Lac 441 1964 8 22 1355 2 NE
Dodge 906 1984 7 23 1430 1 Fond du Lac 442 1964 8 22 1515 2 NE
Dodge 934 1986 7 12 1700 0 Fond du Lac 463 1965 5 15 2100 1
Dodge 935 1986 7 12 1745 0 Fond du Lac 521 1967 7 23 0110 1 ESE
Dodge 949 1987 7 21 1809 0 Fond du Lac 545 1968 8 19 2000 2 E
Dodge 979 1988 5 8 1715 0 Fond du Lac 637 1972 7 14 1445 1 ENE
Dodge 981 1988 6 22 0245 1 Fond du Lac 657 1973 3 11 1030 1 NE
Dodge 999 1989 5 24 2210 1 Fond du Lac 675 1974 4 21 1440 4 NE
Dodge 1000 1989 5 24 2225 1 Fond du Lac 676 1974 4 21 1500 3 NE
Dodge 1129 1995 8 16 1730 0 Fond du Lac 678 1974 4 21 1530 3 ENE
Dodge 1209 2000 6 1 1706 2 ESE Fond du Lac 712 1977 6 5 2030 3 SSE
Dodge 1227 2001 6 11 2013 1 SE Fond du Lac 753 1979 8 9 1720 9
Dodge 1228 2001 6 11 2045 1 SE Fond du Lac 756 1979 8 9 1856 1
Dodge 1270 2003 7 6 1605 0 Fond du Lac 777 1980 6 5 2142 1 SE
Dodge 1271 2003 7 6 1615 0 Fond du Lac 804 1980 8 4 2020 1 NE
Dodge 1274 2003 7 6 1647 0 Fond du Lac 823 1981 7 20 1205 1
Dodge 1292 2004 6 23 1933 3 ESE Fond du Lac 846 1983 6 15 1600 0 NE
Fond du Lac 910 1984 10 16 2230 1
Door 315 1956 7 1 1205 2 NE Fond du Lac 912 1985 5 11 2336 1
Door 493 1966 7 25 1820 0 Fond du Lac 927 1986 6 11 1450 2 NE
Door 577 1970 4 22 2100 2 NE Fond du Lac 998 1989 5 24 2125 0
Door 579 1970 4 22 2120 2 NE Fond du Lac 1009 1990 6 2 1600 2
Door 665 1973 7 12 0730 1 SE Fond du Lac 1063 1993 6 8 1626 2 NE
Door 919 1985 6 8 2000 2 E Fond du Lac 1140 1996 7 18 1805 5 E
Door 1191 1998 8 23 1730 3 E Fond du Lac 1141 1996 7 18 1805 2 SE
Door 1215 2000 7 13 1455 0 Fond du Lac 1142 1996 7 18 1807 0 E
Fond du Lac 1144 1996 7 18 1825 0 E
Douglas 287 1953 5 10 1930 3 NNE Fond du Lac 1145 1996 7 18 1827 0 E
Douglas 533 1968 6 30 1700 2 ENE Fond du Lac 1146 1996 7 18 1855 0
Douglas 586 1970 7 7 1600 2 ESE Fond du Lac 1210 2000 6 1 1715 0
Douglas 723 1977 9 9 1207 9 Fond du Lac 1249 2002 8 21 1741 0 ENE
Douglas 764 1979 9 8 2335 1 Fond du Lac 1254 2002 9 2 2006 0
Douglas 807 1980 9 3 2100 2 NE Fond du Lac 1255 2002 9 2 2030 1
Douglas 1100 1994 6 27 1740 1 ENE Fond du Lac 1269 2003 6 8 1333 0 NNE
Douglas 1101 1994 6 27 1815 1 NE Fond du Lac 1272 2003 7 6 1643 0
Douglas 1192 1998 8 23 1835 0 Fond du Lac 1292 2004 6 23 1933 3 ESE
Fond du Lac 1295 2004 6 23 2010 1 ESE
Dunn 281 1951 9 12 1130 2 NE Fond du Lac 1313 2005 5 6 1524 0 SE
Dunn 333 1958 6 4 1730 4 ENE
Dunn 392 1961 9 2 2130 1 NE Forest 416 1963 9 19 1740 1
Dunn 580 1970 4 29 1930 1 NE Forest 531 1968 6 30 0400 2 ENE
Dunn 623 1971 7 18 1535 2 ESE Forest 646 1972 9 16 1605 2 ESE
Dunn 628 1971 9 28 1315 2 ENE Forest 1098 1994 5 30 2050 2 ENE
Dunn 793 1980 7 15 2045 2 E
Dunn 841 1982 9 12 1630 1 Grant 295 1954 4 26 1600 1 NE
Dunn 842 1982 9 12 1800 2 Grant 324 1957 5 25 1630 2 NE
Dunn 1093 1994 4 26 1203 1 NE Grant 356 1959 5 19 1720 2 ENE
Dunn 1154 1997 6 15 1430 2 E Grant 492 1966 7 13 1500 2 NE
Dunn 1155 1997 6 24 1310 1 Grant 505 1967 6 7 1800 0
Dunn 1157 1997 7 5 1727 1 SE Grant 547 1969 5 31 1300 1 NE
Dunn 1176 1998 5 15 1705 1 NE Grant 550 1969 6 4 1300 2 ESE
Dunn 1183 1998 5 30 2228 2 S Grant 551 1969 6 4 1345 3 ESE
Grant 555 1969 6 26 0900 2 NE
Eau Claire 286 1953 5 10 1830 3 NE Grant 565 1969 6 29 1630 1 ENE
Eau Claire 464 1965 5 24 2345 1 Grant 593 1970 9 9 1715 2 NE
Eau Claire 559 1969 6 26 1600 2 NE Grant 594 1970 9 9 1840 1 ENE
Eau Claire 596 1970 9 21 0400 2 ENE Grant 604 1971 5 18 2002 1 NE
Eau Claire 623 1971 7 18 1535 2 ESE Grant 605 1971 5 18 2230 1 NE
Eau Claire 682 1974 6 9 1645 1 NNE Grant 609 1971 6 7 0105 1 NE
Eau Claire 720 1977 8 6 2100 9 Grant 619 1971 6 24 1845 1 ESE
Eau Claire 740 1979 6 16 1500 1 NE Grant 627 1971 9 9 1350 1 NE
Eau Claire 788 1980 7 15 2025 3 E Grant 631 1971 10 30 2100 1 NE
Eau Claire 790 1980 7 15 2040 1 Grant 633 1972 5 1 1900 0 NNE
Eau Claire 794 1980 7 15 2050 2 E Grant 652 1972 9 28 1530 1 ENE
Eau Claire 797 1980 7 15 2308 1 E Grant 663 1973 6 26 1800 1 E
Eau Claire 840 1982 9 12 1518 2 NE Grant 806 1980 8 19 0330 1 NE
Eau Claire 844 1982 9 12 1827 2 NE Grant 849 1983 6 30 2240 0

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COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MO DAY TIME F-SCL DIR COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MNTH DAY TIME F-SCL DIR

Grant 914 1985 5 30 2200 3 ENE Iron 342 1958 7 14 1445 2 NE


Grant 915 1985 5 30 2250 2 ENE Iron 560 1969 6 26 1630 1 NE
Grant 958 1988 5 8 1448 1 Iron 587 1970 7 7 1900 9 ESE
Grant 959 1988 5 8 1452 1
Grant 960 1988 5 8 1454 1 NE Jackson 296 1954 6 18 1830 2 ESE
Grant 961 1988 5 8 1455 2 E Jackson 350 1959 5 4 1215 2
Grant 962 1988 5 8 1500 1 Jackson 359 1959 5 26 1641 4 NNE
Grant 965 1988 5 8 1515 2 NE Jackson 406 1962 10 10 0830 1 E
Grant 966 1988 5 8 1515 1 Jackson 417 1964 5 4 1640 2 NE
Grant 1019 1991 4 8 1419 0 Jackson 431 1964 5 23 1930 2 NE
Grant 1075 1993 6 19 1612 0 E Jackson 471 1965 7 23 2112 1
Grant 1076 1993 6 19 1621 0 Jackson 485 1966 7 10 2045 2 SE
Grant 1077 1993 6 19 1622 0 Jackson 559 1969 6 26 1600 2 NE
Grant 1083 1993 7 8 2230 1 Jackson 622 1971 7 18 1400 2 ESE
Grant 1084 1993 7 8 2310 1 Jackson 838 1982 7 25 1725 1 S
Grant 1099 1994 6 12 2342 1 E Jackson 1125 1994 9 13 1630 1 SE
Grant 1103 1994 7 4 1235 1 NE Jackson 1282 2004 6 23 1722 1 ESE
Grant 1135 1996 6 16 1900 0 NE Jackson 1283 2004 6 23 1728 1 ESE
Grant 1188 1998 6 18 1610 0
Grant 1348 2005 8 18 1540 1 NE Jefferson 451 1965 4 11 1430 2 NE
Jefferson 453 1965 4 11 1520 3 NE
Green 415 1963 9 2 1830 2 E Jefferson 511 1967 6 12 1520 0
Green 450 1965 4 11 1400 2 NE Jefferson 614 1971 6 18 1520 1 E
Green 496 1967 1 24 1810 2 ENE Jefferson 620 1971 6 24 2025 1 ESE
Green 500 1967 4 16 1350 3 NE Jefferson 638 1972 7 14 1900 1 ESE
Green 522 1967 7 29 1630 1 SE Jefferson 642 1972 7 19 1315 1 NE
Green 554 1969 6 12 0005 2 NE Jefferson 686 1974 6 20 1808 1
Green 653 1972 9 28 1630 1 N Jefferson 762 1979 8 9 2109 1
Green 734 1978 7 20 1345 9 Jefferson 778 1980 6 5 2310 2 SE
Green 738 1979 6 9 1714 2 Jefferson 780 1980 6 5 2325 3 SE
Green 779 1980 6 5 2315 1 Jefferson 820 1981 6 15 1302 2 NE
Green 818 1981 6 15 1025 0 Jefferson 933 1986 7 12 1324 0
Green 897 1984 6 9 1902 0 Jefferson 940 1986 9 28 1623 2 ENE
Green 899 1984 6 22 0956 0 Jefferson 973 1988 5 8 1630 2 NE
Green 1018 1991 3 27 1350 2 ENE Jefferson 1018 1991 3 27 1350 2 ENE
Green 1035 1992 6 17 1055 1 Jefferson 1167 1997 9 19 1655 0
Green 1263 2003 5 30 1652 1 SE Jefferson 1197 1999 6 6 1525 0
Green 1299 2004 7 6 1938 0 NE Jefferson 1248 2002 8 13 1602 0 ESE
Jefferson 1297 2004 6 23 2023 1 ESE
Green Lake 277 1950 6 25 2330 3 E Jefferson 1306 2004 7 11 1841 0
Green Lake 313 1956 4 3 1345 4 NE Jefferson 1358 2005 8 18 1715 3 ESE
Green Lake 545 1968 8 19 2000 2 E Jefferson 1362 2005 8 18 1615 0 SE
Green Lake 651 1972 9 20 1530 1 ENE Jefferson 1363 2005 8 18 1820 1 S
Green Lake 894 1984 6 8 0041 3 NE Jefferson 1364 2005 8 18 1827 1 SE
Green Lake 911 1985 5 11 2310 1 Jefferson 1365 2005 8 18 1837 1 E
Green Lake 993 1989 5 24 1830 0 Jefferson 1368 2005 8 18 1844 0 E
Green Lake 1045 1992 9 7 1820 2 NE Jefferson 1369 2005 8 18 1845 1 ESE
Green Lake 1049 1992 9 26 1722 0
Green Lake 1054 1993 6 7 2037 0 Juneau 319 1957 4 19 1530 3 NNE
Green Lake 1063 1993 6 8 1626 2 NE Juneau 406 1962 10 10 0830 1 E
Green Lake 1066 1993 6 8 1637 0 Juneau 420 1964 5 4 2000 2 NE
Green Lake 1067 1993 6 8 1645 0 NE Juneau 421 1964 5 4 2030 1
Green Lake 1073 1993 6 8 2120 0 Juneau 423 1964 5 7 1450 2 ENE
Green Lake 1074 1993 6 17 1745 1 Juneau 428 1964 5 8 1815 2 NE
Green Lake 1110 1994 7 6 1750 0 ENE Juneau 474 1966 4 19 2215 2 NE
Green Lake 1111 1994 7 6 1845 0 E Juneau 497 1967 3 31 0005 1 NNE
Green Lake 1112 1994 7 6 1850 1 E Juneau 506 1967 6 8 2330 1 E
Green Lake 1113 1994 7 7 1510 0 ENE Juneau 649 1972 9 20 1430 1 NE
Green Lake 1121 1994 8 27 2130 2 E Juneau 754 1979 8 9 1730 2 E
Green Lake 1139 1996 7 18 1715 1 SE Juneau 763 1979 8 29 2000 1
Green Lake 1226 2001 6 11 2000 0 Juneau 830 1982 3 30 1405 1 NE
Green Lake 1292 2004 6 23 1933 3 ESE Juneau 858 1983 7 3 1800 1 NE
Juneau 859 1983 7 3 1804 3
Iowa 290 1954 4 7 0545 3 NE Juneau 860 1983 7 3 1815 0
Iowa 303 1955 4 18 1600 2 E Juneau 866 1983 7 3 1915 0
Iowa 311 1956 4 3 1100 2 NE Juneau 909 1984 10 16 2030 2 N
Iowa 384 1960 8 20 1605 9 Juneau 924 1985 8 12 1835 2 NE
Iowa 462 1965 5 15 1835 2 NE Juneau 970 1988 5 8 1608 1 NE
Iowa 503 1967 5 18 1805 1 SE Juneau 971 1988 5 8 1615 1
Iowa 568 1969 6 29 2030 2 NE Juneau 1050 1992 10 8 1430 1 SE
Iowa 663 1973 6 26 1800 1 E Juneau 1123 1994 8 27 2150 1 SE
Iowa 865 1983 7 3 1915 3 Juneau 1207 2000 6 1 1500 1 SE
Iowa 890 1984 6 7 2330 2 NE Juneau 1285 2004 6 23 1820 1 ENE
Iowa 891 1984 6 7 2341 5 NE Juneau 1349 2005 8 18 1554 1 NE
Iowa 915 1985 5 30 2250 2 ENE
Iowa 968 1988 5 8 1545 1 Kenosha 409 1963 7 19 1600 9 SW
Iowa 1261 2003 5 10 1939 1 NE Kenosha 683 1974 6 9 1855 1
Iowa 1350 2005 8 18 1555 0 Kenosha 1081 1993 6 26 1705 0
Iowa 1351 2005 8 18 1618 1 NE Kenosha 1150 1996 7 18 1405 0 E
Kenosha 1231 2001 8 25 1640 1 NE

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COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MO DAY TIME F-SCL DIR COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MNTH DAY TIME F-SCL DIR

Manitowoc 515 1967 7 1 0045 1 E


Kewaunee 570 1969 7 2 1620 1 SE Manitowoc 516 1967 6 30 2349 2 E
Kewaunee 577 1970 4 22 2100 2 NE Manitowoc 645 1972 8 21 1510 1 E
Kewaunee 578 1970 4 22 2110 1 NE Manitowoc 658 1973 5 9 1550 1 E
Kewaunee 579 1970 4 22 2120 2 NE Manitowoc 727 1978 6 7 1515 9
Kewaunee 643 1972 7 20 1530 1 E Manitowoc 749 1979 8 4 1000 1
Kewaunee 725 1978 5 8 1650 9 Manitowoc 783 1980 6 7 0020 2
Kewaunee 726 1978 5 8 1700 9 Manitowoc 787 1980 7 5 0030 1
Kewaunee 1091 1994 4 24 1525 0 E Manitowoc 947 1987 7 12 1127 1
Kewaunee 1127 1995 6 29 1105 0 Manitowoc 988 1988 8 4 1435 1 NE
Manitowoc 997 1989 5 24 2115 0
La Crosse 294 1954 4 26 1535 1 N Manitowoc 1108 1994 7 5 1543 4 ENE
La Crosse 318 1957 4 19 1430 2 NNW Manitowoc 1109 1994 7 5 1553 2 E
La Crosse 389 1961 5 14 1350 2 NNE Manitowoc 1205 2000 5 12 1043 0
La Crosse 458 1965 5 5 2020 3 ENE Manitowoc 1278 2004 5 23 1747 0
La Crosse 486 1966 7 10 2100 1 SE Manitowoc 1308 2004 7 13 1440 1 SE
La Crosse 487 1966 7 10 2100 1 SE Manitowoc 1371 2005 8 18 2035 1 ENE
La Crosse 513 1967 6 15 1800 0 E
La Crosse 641 1972 7 16 1550 1 SE Marathon 275 1950 6 25 1930 2 NE
La Crosse 775 1980 6 5 2010 2 SE Marathon 297 1954 6 20 0240 2 NE
La Crosse 821 1981 6 23 1930 1 SE Marathon 337 1958 6 4 1930 4 ENE
La Crosse 1126 1995 6 28 1815 0 E Marathon 348 1959 5 4 1030 9
La Crosse 1177 1998 5 15 1840 0 NE Marathon 387 1960 11 15 1425 2 NE
La Crosse 1372 2005 9 13 1417 1 E Marathon 394 1961 9 3 0100 1
Marathon 395 1961 9 3 0100 2
Lafayette 332 1958 5 31 1430 2 NE Marathon 426 1964 5 8 1750 2 NE
Lafayette 415 1963 9 2 1830 2 E Marathon 544 1968 8 19 1730 2 E
Lafayette 500 1967 4 16 1350 3 NE Marathon 629 1971 9 28 1415 2 ENE
Lafayette 509 1967 6 11 1430 1 NNE Marathon 630 1971 9 28 1600 2 ENE
Lafayette 551 1969 6 4 1345 3 ESE Marathon 662 1973 6 18 1100 1 E
Lafayette 566 1969 6 29 1800 2 ENE Marathon 673 1974 4 12 1405 2 NE
Lafayette 593 1970 9 9 1715 2 NE Marathon 702 1976 6 13 2000 1 ENE
Lafayette 595 1970 9 9 1900 2 ENE Marathon 722 1977 8 31 1815 3 ENE
Lafayette 606 1971 6 1 1545 1 E Marathon 837 1982 7 15 1915 1 SE
Lafayette 625 1971 7 25 1600 1 ENE Marathon 856 1983 7 3 1720 2 ENE
Lafayette 648 1972 9 20 1358 1 NE Marathon 900 1984 6 26 1655 1 E
Lafayette 652 1972 9 28 1530 1 ENE Marathon 908 1984 9 24 1650 2 ENE
Lafayette 890 1984 6 7 2330 2 NE Marathon 944 1987 7 2 1710 1
Lafayette 904 1984 7 10 1805 0 Marathon 977 1988 5 8 1710 2 NNE
Lafayette 952 1987 8 16 1650 1 Marathon 991 1988 9 19 1637 0
Lafayette 963 1988 5 8 1500 2 NE Marathon 1012 1990 6 12 1835 1
Lafayette 964 1988 5 8 1510 1 NE Marathon 1038 1992 7 19 1554 1
Lafayette 1078 1993 6 19 1639 0 Marathon 1114 1994 7 8 1400 1 ENE
Lafayette 1080 1993 6 26 1655 0 Marathon 1151 1996 8 7 0145 2 ENE
Lafayette 1104 1994 7 4 1315 1 NE Marathon 1152 1996 8 7 0146 1
Lafayette 1178 1998 5 15 1845 2 NE Marathon 1153 1996 8 7 0219 1 NE
Lafayette 1208 2000 6 1 1702 1 E Marathon 1159 1997 7 16 1440 2 SSE
Lafayette 1260 2003 5 10 1915 1 NE Marathon 1160 1997 7 16 1500 0 S
Marathon 1161 1997 7 16 1500 0
Langlade 349 1959 5 4 1145 9 Marathon 1162 1997 7 16 1509 1 SE
Langlade 630 1971 9 28 1600 2 ENE Marathon 1163 1997 7 16 1520 0 S
Langlade 702 1976 6 13 2000 1 ENE Marathon 1184 1998 5 31 0020 0 E
Langlade 705 1976 6 13 2045 1 ENE Marathon 1238 2002 4 18 1813 1 SE
Langlade 883 1984 4 27 1450 2 NE Marathon 1239 2002 4 18 1832 0
Marathon 1246 2002 7 30 1822 0 E
Lincoln 306 1955 5 3 1800 9 ENE Marathon 1252 2002 9 2 1704 0
Lincoln 340 1958 6 30 1730 2 E Marathon 1253 2002 9 2 1735 1 E
Lincoln 403 1962 7 24 1700 2 Marathon 1316 2005 6 4 1527 0 NNE
Lincoln 563 1969 6 26 1700 1 ENE Marathon 1318 2005 6 4 1539 0 NNE
Lincoln 629 1971 9 28 1415 2 ENE Marathon 1320 2005 6 4 1706 0
Lincoln 705 1976 6 13 2045 1 ENE Marathon 1321 2005 6 4 1720 0
Lincoln 741 1979 6 16 1530 1 Marathon 1322 2005 6 4 1918 0
Lincoln 742 1979 6 16 1540 1 Marathon 1331 2005 6 10 1303 0
Lincoln 1023 1991 6 14 1155 1
Lincoln 1138 1996 7 18 1620 1 SE Marinette 330 1958 5 17 1540 2 NE
Lincoln 1158 1997 7 16 1438 2 SSE Marinette 344 1958 8 30 1526 1 E
Lincoln 1169 1998 3 29 1928 0 NE Marinette 370 1959 7 8 1654 2
Lincoln 1193 1999 5 5 1630 0 Marinette 434 1964 6 9 1500 2 NE
Lincoln 1234 2002 4 18 1549 0 Marinette 532 1968 6 30 0445 1 ENE
Lincoln 1244 2002 6 30 1747 0 E Marinette 543 1968 8 19 1610 4 E
Lincoln 1245 2002 7 30 1808 0 E Marinette 589 1970 7 14 1400 1
Lincoln 1247 2002 7 30 1825 0 Marinette 613 1971 6 18 1345 1 E
Lincoln 1259 2002 9 30 1830 2 E Marinette 630 1971 9 28 1600 2 ENE
Lincoln 1302 2004 7 11 1545 0 Marinette 646 1972 9 16 1605 2 ESE
Lincoln 1303 2004 7 11 1613 0 Marinette 660 1973 6 3 1815 1 NE
Lincoln 1304 2004 7 11 1613 0 Marinette 677 1974 4 21 1525 2 NE
Lincoln 1305 2004 7 11 1640 0 Marinette 745 1979 6 20 1430 1
Marinette 905 1984 7 14 2035 0
Manitowoc 328 1957 7 11 1400 1 NE Marinette 930 1986 7 4 1900 3 ESE
Manitowoc 379 1960 4 24 1600 9 Marinette 1122 1994 8 27 2141 1 ENE

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COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MO DAY TIME F-SCL DIR COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MNTH DAY TIME F-SCL DIR

Marinette 1218 2000 7 27 1907 0 E Oneida 289 1953 6 20 1800 1


Marinette 1219 2000 7 27 1930 0 Oneida 419 1964 5 4 1800 1 ENE
Oneida 563 1969 6 26 1700 1 ENE
Marquette 310 1955 7 31 1710 2 SSE Oneida 785 1980 6 14 1325 1 E
Marquette 369 1959 7 8 1500 2 NE Oneida 786 1980 6 14 1422 0
Marquette 413 1963 9 2 1830 1 Oneida 812 1981 6 13 2040 1
Marquette 466 1965 6 20 1600 1 Oneida 813 1981 6 13 2040 1
Marquette 751 1979 8 9 1630 9 Oneida 815 1981 6 13 2100 2 SE
Marquette 752 1979 8 9 1655 9 Oneida 882 1984 4 27 1437 2 NNE
Marquette 867 1983 7 3 1934 0 E Oneida 918 1985 6 8 1815 3 ESE
Marquette 868 1983 7 3 1939 0 Oneida 931 1986 7 4 1935 2
Marquette 869 1983 7 3 2000 1 Oneida 984 1988 8 1 1820 0
Marquette 975 1988 5 8 1640 1 Oneida 1024 1991 6 27 1820 2 NE
Marquette 1044 1992 9 7 1800 0 Oneida 1088 1993 8 9 2015 0
Marquette 1047 1992 9 26 1651 0 Oneida 1221 2000 8 14 1910 0
Marquette 1048 1992 9 26 1710 0 Oneida 1224 2001 5 1 2055 1 ENE
Marquette 1055 1993 6 7 2045 0 Oneida 1232 2001 9 6 1809 0 E
Marquette 1060 1993 6 8 1606 1 NE Oneida 1235 2002 4 18 1557 0
Marquette 1061 1993 6 8 1610 0 Oneida 1236 2002 4 18 1633 0
Marquette 1062 1993 6 8 1623 0 Oneida 1300 2004 7 11 1442 0
Marquette 1063 1993 6 8 1626 2 NE Oneida 1301 2004 7 11 1543 0
Marquette 1121 1994 8 27 2130 2 E
Marquette 1290 2004 6 23 1900 2 ESE Outagamie 352 1959 5 6 0320 2 ENE
Marquette 1356 2005 8 18 1708 1 NE Outagamie 353 1959 5 6 1330 2
Outagamie 371 1959 8 28 1404 9
Menomonie 630 1971 9 28 1600 2 ENE Outagamie 429 1964 5 8 1830 2 NE
Menomonie 884 1984 4 27 1455 3 NNE Outagamie 536 1968 8 5 1400 1 E
Outagamie 541 1968 8 16 1230 2 SE
Milwaukee 343 1958 8 7 1458 2 SE Outagamie 558 1969 6 26 1115 3 NE
Milwaukee 374 1959 9 26 1828 2 NE Outagamie 600 1970 12 1 1015 2 NNE
Milwaukee 402 1962 7 22 1248 2 Outagamie 666 1973 7 12 0800 1 SE
Milwaukee 405 1962 10 4 1520 1 NE Outagamie 703 1976 6 13 2000 1
Milwaukee 444 1964 8 22 1600 1 NE Outagamie 773 1980 5 30 1605 1 E
Milwaukee 449 1964 9 3 1720 2 Outagamie 831 1982 5 6 1430 2 NE
Milwaukee 567 1969 6 29 1900 2 ENE Outagamie 885 1984 4 27 1520 4 NE
Milwaukee 574 1969 8 11 1450 1 SSW Outagamie 1034 1992 5 16 1920 1 ENE
Milwaukee 638 1972 7 14 1900 1 ESE Outagamie 1294 2004 6 23 2000 1 SE
Milwaukee 639 1972 7 14 1910 1 ESE Outagamie 1343 2005 6 13 1449 0 NNE
Milwaukee 693 1975 8 25 0211 1
Milwaukee 694 1975 8 25 0212 2 Ozaukee 443 1964 8 22 1550 4 NE
Milwaukee 708 1977 4 2 1405 3 E Ozaukee 591 1970 7 27 1150 9 ENE
Milwaukee 719 1977 8 4 1415 9 Ozaukee 1148 1996 7 18 1918 1 ESE
Milwaukee 803 1980 8 4 1730 2 Ozaukee 1149 1996 7 18 1928 0 SE
Milwaukee 825 1981 7 20 1430 1 SE
Milwaukee 926 1985 8 17 1826 1 ESE Pepin 281 1951 9 12 1130 2 NE
Milwaukee 1001 1989 5 24 2310 0 Pepin 331 1958 5 24 1445 3 SE
Milwaukee 1204 2000 3 8 1810 1 NE Pepin 610 1971 6 7 1340 1 E
Milwaukee 1212 2000 7 2 1730 1 SE Pepin 848 1983 6 30 1930 0
Pepin 943 1987 6 28 1735 1
Monroe 323 1957 4 19 2015 3 NE Pepin 1175 1998 5 15 1654 3 NE
Monroe 386 1960 8 28 1515 2
Monroe 456 1965 4 11 1614 2 NE Pierce 285 1953 5 10 1530 4 NNE
Monroe 470 1965 7 15 2012 1 Pierce 299 1954 6 29 1530 9 NE
Monroe 540 1968 8 6 2014 0 E Pierce 309 1955 7 22 1400 9 NE
Monroe 622 1971 7 18 1400 2 ESE Pierce 331 1958 5 24 1445 3 SE
Monroe 684 1974 6 14 1600 1 SE Pierce 469 1965 7 15 2000 1
Monroe 687 1974 8 30 1700 0 E Pierce 484 1966 7 10 2000 1 SE
Monroe 736 1979 5 10 1815 2 Pierce 519 1967 7 22 2230 2 ESE
Monroe 924 1985 8 12 1835 2 NE Pierce 572 1969 7 15 2015 0 NE
Monroe 929 1986 6 26 2017 2 NE Pierce 590 1970 7 18 2100 0 SE
Monroe 957 1988 5 8 1430 2 NNE Pierce 697 1976 6 12 1730 2
Monroe 1092 1994 4 24 1535 1 Pierce 765 1979 10 3 1015 2
Monroe 1206 2000 6 1 1402 1 E Pierce 816 1981 6 14 0555 2 SE
Monroe 1214 2000 7 9 0300 1 SE Pierce 1011 1990 6 12 1735 1
Monroe 1233 2001 9 7 1730 0 Pierce 1223 2001 5 1 1758 0
Monroe 1284 2004 6 23 1800 1 ESE Pierce 1310 2004 9 5 1740 0 ENE
Monroe 1349 2005 8 18 1554 1 NE Pierce 1339 2005 6 11 1355 0 NE

Oconto 476 1966 6 4 2000 2 ENE Polk 284 1952 6 23 2115 3 NNE
Oconto 477 1966 6 4 2001 2 ENE Polk 285 1953 5 10 1530 4 NNE
Oconto 478 1966 6 4 1959 2 NE Polk 482 1966 7 10 1900 2 SE
Oconto 558 1969 6 26 1115 3 NE Polk 510 1967 6 12 0845 2 N
Oconto 630 1971 9 28 1600 2 ENE Polk 535 1968 7 30 2100 1 E
Oconto 685 1974 6 14 1610 1 Polk 573 1969 7 26 2000 1 NE
Oconto 704 1976 6 13 2015 1 Polk 669 1973 8 8 1700 1 NE
Oconto 739 1979 6 16 0930 2 NE Polk 672 1973 10 9 0100 1 NE
Oconto 772 1980 5 30 1520 1 E Polk 714 1977 7 30 1720 3 NNE
Oconto 1133 1996 4 25 1755 0 Polk 771 1980 5 9 1330 0
Polk 827 1981 8 3 1430 0
Oneida 276 1950 6 25 2100 4 ENE Polk 828 1981 8 3 1435 0 E

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COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MO DAY TIME F-SCL DIR COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MNTH DAY TIME F-SCL DIR

Polk 877 1984 4 26 2125 1 Rock 472 1965 9 9 1930 1 ENE


Polk 1117 1994 8 27 1825 1 E Rock 496 1967 1 24 1810 2 ENE
Polk 1201 1999 7 9 1141 0 Rock 502 1967 5 18 1800 1 SE
Polk 1202 1999 8 3 1745 0 Rock 507 1967 6 10 1405 1 ENE
Polk 1213 2000 7 8 1635 0 S Rock 564 1969 6 26 1720 1 NE
Polk 1338 2005 6 11 1340 0 E Rock 597 1970 10 9 1045 2 NNW
Rock 632 1971 11 1 2215 2 NE
Portage 282 1951 9 26 1545 4 ENE Rock 634 1972 5 14 1420 1 NNE
Portage 312 1956 4 3 1250 3 NE Rock 689 1975 6 4 1930 1
Portage 320 1957 4 19 1600 1 NE Rock 724 1978 4 5 1700 9
Portage 401 1962 6 23 1900 0 Rock 870 1983 7 3 2044 1 SE
Portage 445 1964 8 22 1400 2 NE Rock 973 1988 5 8 1630 2 NE
Portage 585 1970 7 7 1500 2 ESE Rock 1018 1991 3 27 1350 2 ENE
Portage 598 1970 12 1 0700 1 NE Rock 1020 1991 5 22 1433 1 N
Portage 681 1974 6 9 1445 1 NE Rock 1189 1998 6 25 1805 2 E
Portage 698 1976 6 12 2030 2 Rock 1220 2000 8 5 1443 0
Portage 699 1976 6 12 2100 1 Rock 1264 2003 5 30 1704 1 ESE
Portage 700 1976 6 13 1840 1 ENE Rock 1344 2005 7 25 1507 1 ESE
Portage 701 1976 6 13 1900 2
Portage 830 1982 3 30 1405 1 NE Rusk 274 1950 6 25 1920 9 ENE
Portage 881 1984 4 27 1415 2 NE Rusk 288 1953 5 10 2000 4 NNE
Portage 978 1988 5 8 1712 0 Rusk 336 1958 6 4 1910 2 ENE
Portage 1031 1992 5 16 1430 1 Rusk 357 1959 5 26 1545 2
Portage 1032 1992 5 16 1810 2 ENE Rusk 518 1967 7 22 2100 2 ESE
Portage 1053 1992 10 8 1712 1 SE Rusk 617 1971 6 24 1710 1
Portage 1287 2004 6 23 1846 1 E Rusk 691 1975 8 24 2230 2 NE
Portage 1288 2004 6 23 1847 0 Rusk 717 1977 7 30 1900 3 ENE
Portage 1289 2004 6 23 1853 2 ESE Rusk 839 1982 9 12 1500 2 NE
Rusk 1156 1997 7 1 2244 1
Price 273 1950 6 25 1920 2 E Rusk 1179 1998 5 30 1358 0
Price 288 1953 5 10 2000 4 NNE Rusk 1180 1998 5 30 1400 0
Price 391 1961 8 14 1950 2 SE Rusk 1196 1999 6 5 1815 0
Price 546 1969 5 28 1930 1 E Rusk 1250 2002 9 2 1522 3 E
Price 560 1969 6 26 1630 1 NE
Price 647 1972 9 20 1340 2 NE Sauk 360 1959 5 28 1405 0
Price 661 1973 6 8 0430 1 E Sauk 380 1960 5 21 1710 9 N
Price 889 1984 6 7 2329 1 Sauk 465 1965 5 25 2336 2 SE
Price 918 1985 6 8 1815 3 ESE Sauk 495 1966 8 15 1300 2 ENE
Price 1030 1992 5 16 1345 1 NE Sauk 556 1969 6 26 0920 1 NE
Price 1086 1993 8 9 1915 0 Sauk 557 1969 6 26 1000 1 NE
Price 1087 1993 8 9 2000 1 Sauk 636 1972 6 13 1915 1 E
Price 1090 1993 9 13 0640 1 Sauk 663 1973 6 26 1800 1 E
Price 1095 1994 4 26 1320 2 NNE Sauk 750 1979 8 9 1630 9
Price 1131 1995 9 6 1645 1 ESE Sauk 902 1984 6 26 1957 0 E
Price 1181 1998 5 30 1450 0 Sauk 1006 1989 6 26 1035 2
Price 1182 1998 5 30 1453 0 Sauk 1007 1989 6 26 1100 1
Price 1237 2002 4 18 1729 0 Sauk 1105 1994 7 4 1410 2 NE
Price 1324 2005 6 5 1505 0 Sauk 1130 1995 8 16 1824 0
Sauk 1136 1996 6 17 1340 0
Racine 321 1957 4 19 1615 2 ENE Sauk 1137 1996 6 17 1350 1 NE
Racine 375 1959 9 26 1830 1 ENE Sauk 1351 2005 8 18 1618 1 NE
Racine 377 1959 10 8 1635 2 Sauk 1352 2005 8 18 1630 1 NNE
Racine 473 1966 3 21 1845 2 ENE Sauk 1353 2005 8 18 1633 2 ESE
Racine 491 1966 7 10 2330 1 SE Sauk 1355 2005 8 18 1700 0 ESE
Racine 640 1972 7 14 1920 1 ESE
Racine 655 1972 9 28 1755 2 ENE Sawyer 336 1958 6 4 1910 2 ENE
Racine 729 1978 6 20 1945 9 NE Sawyer 378 1960 4 23 1900 9 NE
Racine 746 1979 6 20 1515 1 Sawyer 483 1966 7 10 2000 1 SE
Racine 782 1980 6 6 0055 1 E Sawyer 928 1986 6 21 1820 1
Racine 871 1983 7 3 2305 1 Sawyer 939 1986 9 26 1700 0
Racine 913 1985 5 26 1745 0 Sawyer 1039 1992 8 9 1925 1 SE
Racine 954 1987 8 16 1839 0 Sawyer 1040 1992 8 9 1930 1
Racine 955 1987 8 16 1910 0 Sawyer 1171 1998 5 12 1730 0
Racine 1212 2000 7 2 1730 1 SE Sawyer 1172 1998 5 12 1800 0
Racine 1231 2001 8 25 1640 1 NE
Shawano 433 1964 6 9 1455 1
Richland 280 1951 7 3 2000 2 NE Shawano 542 1968 8 16 2120 2 E
Richland 425 1964 5 8 1730 2 NE Shawano 558 1969 6 26 1115 3 NE
Richland 447 1964 9 3 1515 3 E Shawano 601 1970 12 1 1030 2 NE
Richland 524 1967 8 1 2300 1 SE Shawano 674 1974 4 12 1415 2 NE
Richland 635 1972 6 13 1800 1 E Shawano 774 1980 5 30 1430 1 NE
Richland 644 1972 8 11 1830 1 SE Shawano 808 1980 9 20 2315 1
Richland 967 1988 5 8 1530 2 NE Shawano 863 1983 7 3 1900 1
Richland 1347 2005 8 18 1505 2 E Shawano 884 1984 4 27 1455 3 NNE
Richland 1348 2005 8 18 1540 1 NE Shawano 901 1984 6 26 1900 1 E
Shawano 1027 1991 9 14 1800 0
Rock 307 1955 5 28 1315 1 E Shawano 1115 1994 7 8 1416 1 NE
Rock 388 1960 11 15 1745 2 NE
Rock 396 1961 9 22 1215 2 NE Sheboygan 397 1961 9 22 1300 2 NE
Rock 451 1965 4 11 1430 2 NE Sheboygan 494 1966 8 8 1145 1 NE

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COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MO DAY TIME F-SCL DIR COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MNTH DAY TIME F-SCL DIR

Sheboygan 668 1973 7 30 1600 1 Vernon 1346 2005 8 18 1446 1 E


Sheboygan 678 1974 4 21 1530 3 ENE Vernon 1347 2005 8 18 1505 2 E
Sheboygan 829 1981 8 29 1300 0 N
Sheboygan 950 1987 7 26 0215 1 Vilas 419 1964 5 4 1800 1 ENE
Sheboygan 1147 1996 7 18 1910 1 E Vilas 560 1969 6 26 1630 1 NE
Vilas 562 1969 6 26 1700 2 NE
St. Croix 285 1953 5 10 1530 4 NNE Vilas 587 1970 7 7 1900 9 ESE
St. Croix 301 1954 8 15 1800 2 E Vilas 664 1973 7 12 0300 1 SE
St. Croix 331 1958 5 24 1445 3 SE Vilas 814 1981 6 13 2045 1 E
St. Croix 333 1958 6 4 1730 4 ENE Vilas 850 1983 7 3 0439 1
St. Croix 339 1958 6 22 1525 0 E Vilas 882 1984 4 27 1437 2 NNE
St. Croix 345 1958 10 9 1200 2 E Vilas 936 1986 7 24 1415 1
St. Croix 392 1961 9 2 2130 1 NE Vilas 983 1988 7 29 2030 1
St. Croix 439 1964 7 28 0700 1 Vilas 985 1988 8 1 1852 1
St. Croix 481 1966 7 3 1730 0 SE Vilas 986 1988 8 1 1922 0
St. Croix 607 1971 6 4 1940 1 NE Vilas 1096 1994 4 26 1455 1 NE
St. Croix 623 1971 7 18 1535 2 ESE Vilas 1128 1995 7 14 1640 1 E
St. Croix 697 1976 6 12 1730 2
St. Croix 714 1977 7 30 1720 3 NNE Walworth 305 1955 4 18 1900 2 E
St. Croix 793 1980 7 15 2045 2 E Walworth 321 1957 4 19 1615 2 ENE
St. Croix 826 1981 7 24 1735 0 NE Walworth 365 1959 6 6 1537 9
St. Croix 907 1984 8 7 1830 0 Walworth 396 1961 9 22 1215 2 NE
St. Croix 941 1987 5 29 1453 0 Walworth 454 1965 4 11 1530 3 NE
St. Croix 945 1987 7 6 1508 0 Walworth 455 1965 4 11 1555 2 NE
St. Croix 1097 1994 5 30 1600 1 ENE Walworth 473 1966 3 21 1845 2 ENE
St. Croix 1194 1999 6 5 1540 0 Walworth 507 1967 6 10 1405 1 ENE
St. Croix 1216 2000 7 26 1235 0 Walworth 530 1968 5 26 1745 0 N
St. Croix 1337 2005 6 11 1320 0 NE Walworth 582 1970 5 9 1910 1 NE
St. Croix 1341 2005 6 11 1404 1 NE Walworth 640 1972 7 14 1920 1 ESE
St. Croix 1342 2005 6 11 1443 0 NE Walworth 654 1972 9 28 1740 2 ENE
Walworth 729 1978 6 20 1945 9 NE
Taylor 288 1953 5 10 2000 4 NNE Walworth 735 1978 8 15 1652 9
Taylor 385 1960 8 27 2045 1 Walworth 781 1980 6 6 0030 2
Taylor 437 1964 7 6 0615 2 SE Walworth 982 1988 7 16 1320 1
Taylor 479 1966 6 29 1545 2 Walworth 1010 1990 6 2 1600 1
Taylor 480 1966 7 3 1730 2 SE Walworth 1026 1991 7 7 1442 0
Taylor 561 1969 6 26 1700 2 NE Walworth 1043 1992 9 2 1725 1
Taylor 717 1977 7 30 1900 3 ENE Walworth 1079 1993 6 26 1638 0 E
Taylor 1251 2002 9 2 1610 2 E Walworth 1082 1993 7 5 2115 1
Taylor 1256 2002 9 30 1745 0 E Walworth 1164 1997 7 18 1347 0
Taylor 1319 2005 6 4 1617 0 NE Walworth 1297 2004 6 23 2023 1 ESE
Taylor 1323 2005 6 4 1927 0 NE
Washburn 287 1953 5 10 1930 3 NNE
Trempealeau 286 1953 5 10 1830 3 NE Washburn 460 1965 5 7 0840 2 ENE
Trempealeau 294 1954 4 26 1535 1 N Washburn 553 1969 6 5 1610 1 SE
Trempealeau 358 1959 5 26 1545 3 NNE Washburn 615 1971 6 23 1645 1 SE
Trempealeau 382 1960 6 28 1545 2 SE Washburn 624 1971 7 21 2030 1 SE
Trempealeau 431 1964 5 23 1930 2 NE Washburn 920 1985 6 16 1855 1 E
Trempealeau 512 1967 6 15 1410 1 NE Washburn 1195 1999 6 5 1620 0 NE
Trempealeau 526 1968 3 27 1820 2 NE Washburn 1229 2001 6 18 1906 3 E
Trempealeau 641 1972 7 16 1550 1 SE
Trempealeau 659 1973 6 2 1415 1 NE Washington 438 1964 7 6 0930 1
Trempealeau 733 1978 7 5 1700 9 SE Washington 534 1968 7 21 1900 2 E
Trempealeau 740 1979 6 16 1500 1 NE Washington 549 1969 5 31 1530 1 NE
Trempealeau 766 1980 4 7 1445 0 N Washington 591 1970 7 27 1150 9 ENE
Trempealeau 834 1982 5 17 1715 1 NE Washington 713 1977 6 5 2115 2 SSE
Trempealeau 1013 1990 9 9 1900 1 SE Washington 770 1980 4 7 1614 2 ENE
Trempealeau 1022 1991 5 30 1630 0 Washington 810 1981 4 4 0004 4 NE
Trempealeau 1230 2001 8 18 1923 0 Washington 887 1984 4 27 1715 0
Trempealeau 1242 2002 5 26 1455 0 Washington 1025 1991 7 1 1415 1 NNW
Trempealeau 1345 2005 8 18 1318 0 Washington 1209 2000 6 1 1706 2 ESE
Washington 1211 2000 6 1 1725 0 E
Vernon 329 1957 9 19 1230 1 NE Washington 1228 2001 6 11 2045 1 SE
Vernon 425 1964 5 8 1730 2 NE Washington 1273 2003 7 6 1643 1 ESE
Vernon 474 1966 4 19 2215 2 NE Washington 1295 2004 6 23 2010 1 ESE
Vernon 498 1967 3 31 0005 1 NNE Washington 1296 2004 6 23 2019 0
Vernon 506 1967 6 8 2330 1 E
Vernon 538 1968 8 6 1950 0 E Waukesha 292 1954 4 7 1315 1 NE
Vernon 539 1968 8 6 1958 0 E Waukesha 316 1956 7 16 1215 0 SE
Vernon 644 1972 8 11 1830 1 SE Waukesha 367 1959 6 11 2345 1
Vernon 730 1978 7 1 1902 1 Waukesha 376 1959 10 8 1610 2 ESE
Vernon 731 1978 7 1 1902 1 Waukesha 461 1965 5 8 1315 1
Vernon 732 1978 7 1 1902 1 Waukesha 467 1965 6 27 2350 1
Vernon 754 1979 8 9 1730 2 E Waukesha 490 1966 7 10 2300 1 SE
Vernon 775 1980 6 5 2010 2 SE Waukesha 504 1967 5 18 1920 2 NE
Vernon 776 1980 6 5 2020 2 SE Waukesha 567 1969 6 29 1900 2 ENE
Vernon 1029 1992 4 20 1745 1 Waukesha 638 1972 7 14 1900 1 ESE
Vernon 1056 1993 6 8 1305 1 NE Waukesha 639 1972 7 14 1910 1 ESE
Vernon 1187 1998 6 18 1607 1 NE Waukesha 671 1973 8 30 0830 0 NE
Vernon 1217 2000 7 26 1520 0 E Waukesha 708 1977 4 2 1405 3 E

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COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MO DAY TIME F-SCL DIR COUNTY TOR ID YEAR MNTH DAY TIME F-SCL DIR

Waukesha 713 1977 6 5 2115 2 SSE Wood 830 1982 3 30 1405 1 NE


Waukesha 780 1980 6 5 2325 3 SE Wood 864 1983 7 3 1911 0
Waukesha 802 1980 7 29 0330 1 Wood 878 1984 4 27 0405 0
Waukesha 820 1981 6 15 1302 2 NE Wood 923 1985 8 12 1813 2 NE
Waukesha 832 1982 5 15 1617 1 ENE Wood 1028 1992 4 20 1600 1 NW
Waukesha 886 1984 4 27 1639 4 NNE Wood 1203 1999 8 3 1745 0
Waukesha 926 1985 8 17 1826 1 ESE Wood 1268 2003 6 8 1259 0 S
Waukesha 946 1987 7 6 1605 1
Waukesha 953 1987 8 16 1837 1 E
Waukesha 980 1988 5 8 1752 0
Waukesha 1198 1999 6 6 1545 1

Waupaca 278 1950 9 18 1430 3 SE


Waupaca 282 1951 9 26 1545 4 ENE
Waupaca 308 1955 5 28 1505 1 N
Waupaca 314 1956 4 6 1345 2 NE
Waupaca 352 1959 5 6 0320 2 ENE
Waupaca 427 1964 5 8 1800 2 NE
Waupaca 569 1969 7 2 1600 0 SE
Waupaca 588 1970 7 14 1230 1
Waupaca 601 1970 12 1 1030 2 NE
Waupaca 784 1980 6 14 1230 1 SE
Waupaca 884 1984 4 27 1455 3 NNE
Waupaca 1033 1992 5 16 1830 1
Waupaca 1106 1994 7 4 1649 0 NE
Waupaca 1289 2004 6 23 1853 2 ESE
Waupaca 1333 2005 6 10 1510 0
Waupaca 1366 2005 8 18 1838 0 NNE

Waushara 293 1954 4 7 1500 2 NE


Waushara 313 1956 4 3 1345 4 NE
Waushara 322 1957 4 19 1615 2 NE
Waushara 489 1966 7 10 2200 1 SE
Waushara 603 1971 5 18 1640 1 NE
Waushara 921 1985 7 4 1703 0 NNE
Waushara 925 1985 8 12 1930 0
Waushara 976 1988 5 8 1706 1 NE
Waushara 990 1988 9 19 1605 0
Waushara 1042 1992 8 29 1910 3 ENE
Waushara 1052 1992 10 8 1648 1
Waushara 1069 1993 6 8 1838 0 NE
Waushara 1071 1993 6 8 1915 0 ENE
Waushara 1072 1993 6 8 1935 0 SE
Waushara 1120 1994 8 27 2107 1 NE
Waushara 1186 1998 6 16 1500 0
Waushara 1314 2005 6 4 1354 0 NE
Waushara 1315 2005 6 4 1405 0
Waushara 1360 2005 8 18 1732 0 NE

Winnebago 313 1956 4 3 1345 4 NE


Winnebago 362 1959 5 28 1515 9 E
Winnebago 429 1964 5 8 1830 2 NE
Winnebago 608 1971 6 6 2315 1 E
Winnebago 611 1971 6 13 1630 1
Winnebago 675 1974 4 21 1440 4 NE
Winnebago 744 1979 6 20 1345 1
Winnebago 885 1984 4 27 1520 4 NE
Winnebago 951 1987 8 14 1740 1
Winnebago 995 1989 5 24 2010 1 NE
Winnebago 1068 1993 6 8 1735 0
Winnebago 1190 1998 8 23 1522 0
Winnebago 1240 2002 5 6 1630 0 ESE
Winnebago 1241 2002 5 6 1702 0
Winnebago 1265 2003 6 8 1140 0
Winnebago 1266 2003 6 8 1220 0 S
Winnebago 1313 2005 5 6 1524 0 SE
Winnebago 1329 2005 6 9 1740 0 NE
Winnebago 1332 2005 6 10 1505 0
Winnebago 1334 2005 6 10 1910 0
Winnebago 1335 2005 6 10 1922 0
Winnebago 1336 2005 6 10 1948 0
Winnebago 1367 2005 8 18 1840 0 NE

Wood 424 1964 5 7 1800 2 E


Wood 499 1967 3 31 0005 2 NNE
Wood 520 1967 7 22 2300 2 ESE
Wood 584 1970 6 17 1835 0 E
Wood 599 1970 12 1 0900 2 NE
Wood 621 1971 7 8 0200 1 E
Wood 700 1976 6 13 1840 1 ENE

Geographic Techniques 47
Table A-4: Wisconsin tornado listing, by top five ranked outbreak event, 1950-2005.

SEQ DATE TIME DUR LNGTH WDTH DAMAGE


RANK NO TOR ID YEAR MO DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C COUNTY

1 1 1345 2005 8 18 1318 1319 1 0 0.5 25 0 0 6 0 Trempealeau


1 2 1346 2005 8 18 1446 1448 2 1 1.2 25 E 0 1 5 4 Vernon
1 3 1347 2005 8 18 1505 1540 35 2 20 75 E 0 3 7 5 Vernon-Richland
1 4 1348 2005 8 18 1540 1550 10 1 4 30 NE 0 0 5 4 Grant-Richland
1 5 1349 2005 8 18 1554 1615 21 1 10 25 NE 0 0 5 4 Monroe-Juneau
1 6 1350 2005 8 18 1555 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0 Iowa
1 7 1351 2005 8 18 1618 1633 15 1 6 100 NE 0 0 4 5 Iowa-Sauk
1 8 1352 2005 8 18 1630 1633 3 1 2 75 NNE 0 0 3 0 Sauk
1 9 1353 2005 8 18 1633 1703 30 2 14 200 ESE 0 0 6 4 Sauk-Columbia
1 10 1354 2005 8 18 1639 1641 2 1 1 30 0 0 3 0 Adams
1 11 1355 2005 8 18 1700 1705 5 0 1 75 ESE 0 0 3 0 Sauk
1 12 1356 2005 8 18 1708 1722 14 1 6 100 NE 0 0 5 3 Marquette
1 13 1357 2005 8 18 1710 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 0 Columbia
1 14 1358 2005 8 18 1715 1808 53 3 20 600 ESE 1 23 7 6 Dane-Jefferson
1 15 1359 2005 8 18 1717 1721 4 0 2 30 NE 0 0 0 3 Dane
1 16 1360 2005 8 18 1732 1736 4 0 2 80 NE 0 0 3 0 Waushara
1 17 1361 2005 8 18 1810 1815 5 1 2 100 E 0 0 4 0 Dane
1 18 1362 2005 8 18 1615 1617 2 0 1 50 SE 0 0 4 3 Jefferson
1 19 1363 2005 8 18 1820 1823 3 1 1 50 S 0 0 4 3 Jefferson
1 20 1364 2005 8 18 1827 1832 5 1 1.2 50 SE 0 0 4 3 Jefferson
1 21 1365 2005 8 18 1837 1841 4 1 1.4 50 E 0 0 5 0 Jefferson
1 22 1366 2005 8 18 1838 1841 3 0 1.2 40 NNE 0 0 3 0 Waupaca
1 23 1367 2005 8 18 1840 1848 8 0 4 50 NE 0 0 3 0 Winnebago
1 24 1368 2005 8 18 1844 1853 9 0 0.2 50 E 0 0 4 3 Jefferson
1 25 1369 2005 8 18 1845 1846 1 1 3 75 ESE 0 0 4 3 Jefferson
1 26 1370 2005 8 18 1945 1949 4 1 1 100 E 0 0 4 0 Brown
1 27 1371 2005 8 18 2035 2039 4 1 2 100 ENE 0 0 4 0 Manitowoc

2 1 957 1988 5 8 1430 1512 42 2 27 800 NNE 0 0 5 0 Monroe


2 2 958 1988 5 8 1448 1 0.5 25 0 0 4 0 Grant
2 3 959 1988 5 8 1452 1 1.5 30 0 0 0 0 Grant
2 4 960 1988 5 8 1454 1506 12 1 10 40 NE 0 0 0 Grant
2 5 961 1988 5 8 1455 1507 12 2 10 40 E 0 0 5 0 Grant
2 6 962 1988 5 8 1500 1 0.5 35 0 0 2 0 Grant
2 7 963 1988 5 8 1500 1520 20 2 16 125 NE 0 0 5 0 Lafayette
2 8 964 1988 5 8 1510 1520 10 1 9 100 NE 0 0 5 0 Lafayette
2 9 965 1988 5 8 1515 1525 10 2 7.5 200 NE 0 0 5 0 Grant
2 10 966 1988 5 8 1515 1 1.2 30 0 0 0 Grant
2 11 967 1988 5 8 1530 1555 25 2 20 150 NE 0 0 5 0 Richland
2 12 968 1988 5 8 1545 1 0.8 20 0 0 3 0 Iowa
2 13 969 1988 5 8 1556 1608 12 2 7 100 NE 0 1 4 0 Dane
2 14 970 1988 5 8 1608 1615 7 1 5 75 NE 0 0 3 0 Juneau
2 15 971 1988 5 8 1615 1 0.7 25 0 0 3 0 Juneau
2 16 972 1988 5 8 1616 1 2 75 0 0 5 0 Columbia
2 17 973 1988 5 8 1630 1715 45 2 27 175 NE 0 0 5 0 Rock-Dane-
Jefferson
2 18 974 1988 5 8 1640 1647 7 1 5 75 NE 0 0 3 0 Columbia
2 19 975 1988 5 8 1640 1 1.1 40 0 0 3 0 Marquette
2 20 976 1988 5 8 1706 1712 6 1 5 100 NE 0 0 5 0 Waushara
2 21 977 1988 5 8 1710 1730 20 2 13 250 NNE 0 2 6 0 Marathon
2 22 978 1988 5 8 1712 0 1 25 0 0 3 0 Portage
2 23 979 1988 5 8 1715 0 0.5 50 0 0 3 0 Dodge
2 24 980 1988 5 8 1752 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 Waukesha

3 1 850 1983 7 3 439 1 0.5 20 0 0 5 0 Vilas


3 2 851 1983 7 3 1430 1 3 55 NE 0 2 5 0 Bayfield
3 3 852 1983 7 3 1430 0 0.3 50 0 0 Bayfield
3 4 853 1983 7 3 1430 0 0.3 50 0 0 Ashland
3 5 854 1983 7 3 1610 2 8 880 NE 0 0 5 0 Eau Claire
3 6 855 1983 7 3 1620 2 0.5 50 0 0 4 0 Eau Claire
3 7 856 1983 7 3 1720 1735 15 2 12 55 ENE 0 0 5 Clark-Marathon
3 8 857 1983 7 3 1730 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 Buffalo
3 9 858 1983 7 3 1800 1803 3 1 10 50 NE 0 0 4 0 Juneau-Adams
3 10 859 1983 7 3 1804 3 1 50 0 8 5 0 Juneau
3 11 860 1983 7 3 1815 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 Juneau
3 12 861 1983 7 3 1845 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 Adams
3 13 862 1983 7 3 1900 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 Adams
3 14 863 1983 7 3 1900 1 0.5 50 0 0 4 Shawano
3 15 864 1983 7 3 1911 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 Wood
3 16 865 1983 7 3 1915 3 0.5 50 0 0 5 0 Iowa
3 17 866 1983 7 3 1915 0 0.3 0 0 Juneau
3 18 867 1983 7 3 1934 0 0.3 E 0 0 0 0 Marquette
3 19 868 1983 7 3 1939 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 Marquette

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SEQ TIME DUR LNGTH WIDTH DAMAGE
RANK NO TOR ID YEAR MO DAY BEG END (MIN) F-SCL (MI) (YDS) DIR DTH INJ P C COUNTY

3 20 869 1983 7 3 2000 1 0.3 30 0 0 4 0 Marquette


3 21 870 1983 7 3 2044 1 0.3 SE 0 0 Rock
3 22 871 1983 7 3 2305 1 0.3 20 0 0 4 0 Racine

4 1 1056 1993 6 8 1305 1320 15 1 11 100 NE 0 0 5 Vernon


4 2 1057 1993 6 8 1330 0 1.5 75 0 0 3 Adams
4 3 1058 1993 6 8 1548 0 1 50 0 0 0 Adams
4 4 1059 1993 6 8 1552 0 1 75 0 0 0 Adams
4 5 1060 1993 6 8 1606 1625 19 1 10 850 NE 0 0 5 5 Marquette
4 6 1061 1993 6 8 1610 0 1 50 0 0 2 2 Marquette
4 7 1062 1993 6 8 1623 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 2 Marquette
4 8 1063 1993 6 8 1626 1705 39 2 28 1000 NE 0 0 6 5 Marquette-Green
Lake-Fond du Lac
4 9 1064 1993 6 8 1630 0 2 75 0 0 0 Adams
4 10 1065 1993 6 8 1635 0 0.5 25 0 0 Adams
4 11 1066 1993 6 8 1637 0 0.3 30 0 0 0 Green Lake
4 12 1067 1993 6 8 1645 0 4 50 NE 0 0 0 2 Green Lake
4 13 1068 1993 6 8 1735 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 Winnebago
4 14 1069 1993 6 8 1838 1855 17 0 8 25 NE 0 0 0 2 Waushara
4 15 1070 1993 6 8 1859 1904 5 0 4 50 ENE 0 0 0 2 Dane
4 16 1071 1993 6 8 1915 1935 20 0 12 35 ENE 0 0 0 3 Waushara
4 17 1072 1993 6 8 1935 1945 10 0 6 25 SE 0 0 0 3 Waushara
4 18 1073 1993 6 8 2120 0 0.1 25 0 0 0 Green Lake

5 1 1282 2004 6 23 1722 1728 6 1 5 50 ESE 0 0 5 0 Jackson


5 2 1283 2004 6 23 1728 1732 4 1 4 30 ESE 0 0 3 0 Jackson
5 3 1284 2004 6 23 1800 1812 12 1 5 50 ESE 0 3 5 0 Monroe
5 4 1285 2004 6 23 1820 1823 3 1 2 40 ENE 0 0 3 0 Juneau
5 5 1286 2004 6 23 1823 1855 42 1 16 50 ESE 0 13 5 0 Adams
5 6 1287 2004 6 23 1846 1848 2 1 2 25 E 0 0 0 0 Portage
5 7 1288 2004 6 23 1847 0 10 0 0 0 0 Portage
5 8 1289 2004 6 23 1853 1906 13 2 11 125 ESE 0 0 6 0 Portage-Waupaca
5 9 1290 2004 6 23 1900 1915 15 2 11 200 ESE 0 0 6 5 Marquette
5 10 1291 2004 6 23 1923 0 25 0 0 3 0 Dane
5 11 1292 2004 6 23 1933 2005 32 3 41 400 ESE 1 1 7 6 Green Lake-
Fond du Lac-Dodge
5 12 1293 2004 6 23 1935 1944 9 1 8 200 ESE 0 0 6 0 Dane
5 13 1294 2004 6 23 2000 2008 8 1 4 100 SE 0 0 6 0 Outagamie
5 14 1295 2004 6 23 2010 2018 8 1 8 150 ESE 0 0 5 5 Fond du Lac-
Washington
5 15 1296 2004 6 23 2019 0 25 0 0 0 0 Washington
5 16 1297 2004 6 23 2023 2034 11 1 8 150 ESE 0 0 5 0 Jefferson-Walworth
5 17 1298 2004 6 23 2027 0 10 0 0 0 0 Brown

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Wisconsin Counties
Geographic Techniques
Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

BAYFIELD 0 20 40 60 80 Miles
DOUGLAS
0 20 40 60 80 Kilometers

IRON

ASHLAND
VILAS

WASHBURN
BURNETT
SAWYER FLORENCE

ONEIDA
PRICE
FOREST

POLK RUSK
BARRON

LINCOLN MARINETTE
LANGLADE
TAYLOR

ST CROIX CHIPPEWA
MENOMINEE
DUNN OCONTO
MARATHON

SHAWANO DOOR
PIERCE EAU CLAIRE CLARK
PEPIN

KEWAUNEE
BUFFALO WOOD PORTAGE WAUPACA
OUTAGAMIE BROWN

JACKSON
TREM-
PEALEAU MANITOWOC
WAUSHARA WINNEBAGO CALUMET

LA CROSSE MONROE JUNEAU ADAMS


MAR-
QUETTE
GREEN FOND DU LAC
LAKE SHEBOYGAN

VERNON

COLUMBIA
SAUK DODGE
CRAWFORD RICHLAND WASH- OZAUKEE
INGTON

DANE WAUKESHA MILWAUKEE


JEFFERSON
IOWA

GRANT

RACINE
GREEN ROCK WALWORTH
LAFAYETTE
KENOSHA
Report No. GT-WTDB06 Wisconsin Tornado Atlas, 1950-2005 2006

Cover map: Wisconsin tornado tracks, 1950-2005 (by Douglas Norgord).