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Lots of rain, no tornado-producing storms this summer in Milwaukee

CREATED Jul 10, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Get ready for another nice weather pattern that runs from Thursday through Sunday in Milwaukee.

If you remember last weekend which was the extended 4th of July holiday weekend, the weather certainly cooperated from Thursday the 4th through Sunday the 7th.

Look for plenty of sunshine and low humidity starting today and running through Sunday with no rain or storms in sight for southeast Wisconsin. Humidity goes up a bit on Sunday in Milwaukee.

We have certainly seen a lot of rain across southeast and southern Wisconsin and actually, much of the state.

Fortunately what we haven’t seen is tornadic thunderstorms.

Through today there have been only five documented tornadoes in the state of Wisconsin, and all of these were weak in the EF0 and EF1 category.
During the afternoon and early evening on Tuesday three weak tornadoes were reported and confirmed, an EF0 in Langlade and Portage Counties, and an EF1 twister in Oconto County.

The other two were an EF1 tornado in Columbia County on June 22nd and an EF0 tornado in Grant County on May 29th.

The National Weather Service in Sullivan tells me that no injuries or fatalities were reported with these tornadoes.

Tornadoes in the EF0 and EF1 category are considered weaker tornadoes with wind speeds of 65 to 110 miles per hour.