Severe Weather Fast Facts
- Wisconsin averages 21 tornadoes annually.
- In 2010, 46 tornadoes in Wisconsin were confirmed by the National Weather Services, the second greatest yearly number on record. Fortunately, no one was killed but 22 were injured and the tornadoes caused nearly $30 million in property damage.
- The peak tornado season in Wisconsin is April to August, but tornadoes can occur any time of year, like the January 7, 2008 storms near Kenosha.
- Tornados can occur anytime during the day or night, but are most frequent between 4pm and 9pm.
- Know what we know! Everyone should have an emergency weather radio in their home, office, and school. That way you?ll get the severe weather warnings as soon as we have it here at Wisconsin Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.
For more information visit: ready.wi.gov/tornado/default.asp