SE Wisconsin tornadoes confirmed; 105 mph wind speeds

Williams Bay, Walworth County

The National Weather Service has now confirmed five tornadoes touched down in southeast Wisconsin during severe weather on Saturday, June 22.

The first touched down around 7:10 p.m. in Dane County and stayed on the ground until it lifted just south of Waterloo. The EF-1 had peak wind speeds estimated at 105 mph.

A second EF-1 tornado touched down in Watertown around 7:30 p.m., also with peak winds estimated at 105 mph.

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Two more EF-1 tornadoes were confirmed in Walworth County around 8:20 p.m. One with peak winds estimated at 105 mph touched down in Delavan, and another with peak winds around 100 mph touched down south of Geneva Lake before lifting near Lake Como. 

It was not until Wednesday, June 26 that the NWS confirmed a fifth tornado in the region. An EF-0 with peak winds around 70 mph was reported in Powers Lake. 

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