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National Weather Service confirms three tornadoes on Tuesday

OCONTO, WI (WTAQ) - The National Weather Service now says three relatively-weak tornadoes touched down in central and northeast Wisconsin on Tuesday.

The first one ran for 28 miles in Lincoln and Langlade counties. It touched down three times near Irma, Gleason, and Deerbrook. Trees and power lines fell along the way, but the Weather Service said there was no other damage.

The second twister landed near Bancroft in Portage County. Officials said it briefly went into an open field and did little damage. Both those storms were classified as EF-0 tornadoes, with winds of 65 to 85 miles an hour.

The third twister was more severe. It touched down near Oconto on Tuesday night, and traveled for a mile-and-a-half. A mobile home was blown over, a few homes lost parts of their roofs, and trees and power lines went down. The Oconto storm was classified as an EF-1, with top wind speeds of 95 miles an hour.

All of Wisconsin had a pleasant day Wednesday, after the storms moved out. Another sunny day is in the offing for Thursday, with highs in the 80’s. Our next chance of rain is on Saturday. 

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