Jefferson County tornado confirmed; trees 'topped, snapped or uprooted'

July 28th storms that ripped through SE Wisconsin

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Monday, July 31 a EF-1 tornado touched down in Jefferson County on Friday, July 28.

The NWS report says the tornado began around 10:30 p.m. Friday near the southwest tip of Upper Spring Lake. Numerous trees were topped, snapped or uprooted along Mill Road. 

The worst damage was near the intersection of County Road Z and Mill Road where most of the trees on the south side of a residence were snapped or uprooted. 

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Officials said the tornado dissipated over an open field one half mile east of County Road Z. Maximum winds reached 95 MPH and was on the ground form 1.25 miles.