Wisconsin's first possible tornado of the season
Photo: Courtesy of Josh Snuggs near Colgate, WI
Severe weather shouldn't surprise anybody in May. The state averages 3 tornadoes during the month; however, tonight's short lived tornado hit quickly and without much warning. The NWS will be out surveying the damage Thursday morning to determine the strength and length of this possible tornado.
The radar detected broad rotation south of the town of Erin around 4:50 pm. This storm most likely interacted with a leftover boundary to help spin it up. The closer the red and green colors are to each other, the more organized the storm becomes.
At 4:54 the radar really showed a better couplet northwest of Lake Five. The possible tornado continued through about 5:02 before lifting north of Colgate near Richfield.