April Statistics & 3 Tornadoes Confirmed

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The results are now in from the National Weather Service storm survey in Green Lake county. After the survey was completed Saturday afternoon, it has been determined that 3 tornadoes occurred between 7:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Friday evening.

Here is a breakdown of the tornadoes:

  • 7:00 p.m. 3 miles southeast of Berlin in Green Lake county. Rated EF-1 with winds of 100-110 mph. Total path length 2 miles, path width 100 yards.
  • 7:15 p.m. 2 brief tornadoes near Lake Puckaway. Both tornadoes rated EF-0, winds estimated at 65-70 mph. Tornadoes started in Marquette county and tracked northeast. One tornado continued into Green Lake county. Spotty tree damage along a 7.5-8.0 mile path for both tornadoes.

Here is a map courtesy of the NWS-Milwaukee plotting where each of the three tornadoes were located.

Now that the severe weather is behind us, let’s talk about the very warm April that was just completed in Milwaukee. The average monthly temperature of 51.0 degrees ranked this April as the 2nd warmest in recorded weather history! Here is a look at the top ten warmest April’s.


Rank Temp (°F) Year
1 51.3 1915
2 51.0 2010
3 50.8 1985
4 50.7 1955
5 49.9 1921
6 49.8 2006
7 49.7 1991
8 49.5 1942
9 49.4 1878
10 49.3 1990,1941

Keep the umbrella handy tonight and early Sunday. If you have a rain total to share, please post it to the comments section of the blog. To track the rain just click on our interactive radar!


Have a great day and watch WISN 12 News for the updates!

Jeremy Nelson


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