EAU CLAIRE, WI (WTAQ) - The National Weather Service confirms that a small tornado touched down late Monday afternoon in far western Wisconsin.
It damaged trees in the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge in far southwest Trempealeau County.
A survey team said the twister touched down around 5:15 p-m with peak winds of 70-to-75 miles an hour.
It was on the ground for just over a mile, covering a path 40 yards wide.
The tornado also went over the nearby Mississippi River for a time.
The Weather Service rated it an EF-Zero tornado.
Funnel clouds were also spotted near Augusta in Eau Claire County and Deerbrook in Langlade County late yesterday. Forecasters say our next chance of rain is tomorrow – and the next heavy storms could roll in on Thursday.