***Watch WISN 12 News for the latest on the tornado that hit Waukesha County!***
Severe weather hit parts of Southeast Wisconsin this evening. The hardest hit areas were in Waukesha County from Eagle to North Prairie east to Muskego where a tornado(possibly significant) touched down.
Here is a timeline of the events that occurred this Monday evening.
- 8:02 p.m. First Tornado Warning issued for southwest Jefferson County
- 9:03 p.m. Tornado Warning issued for south central and southwest Waukesha County
- 9:16 p.m. Reports of Tornado hitting Eagle & near North Prairie in Waukesha County(13 minutes of lead time before the tornado hit)
- 9:48 p.m.(estimated) Reports of damage from possible tornado in Muskego
We did severe weather coverage on WISN 12 News for much of Monday evening beginning with the first warning at around 8:00 p.m. I focused on the storm relative velocity which helps to show rotation within the storm. This is what the first tornado warnings were based on…meaning they were radar indicated.
The map below shows an incredible radar signature showing strong rotation at 8:34 p.m. near Muskego. This is when a possible tornado hit parts of Muskego.
Many viewers sent in storm photos and reports and we thank you! If you have VIDEO or PICTURES of the tornado, storm clouds or damage please post it to the U-Local section of WISN.com Below is a link.
Please stay tuned to WISN 12 News for more on the aftermath of the tornadoes, and also the latest on the severe weather potential for Tuesday and Wednesday.