Rare January Tornado Hits Wisconsin

For the first time in 40 years a January tornado ripped through portions of southeastern Wisconsin. In fact, Monday's tornado was only the second tornado ever reported in the state during the month of January. The hardest hit area was Wheatland, about 50 miles southwest of Milwaukee, where at least 60 homes were damaged and 15 people were injured. The storm was created by warm, moist air moving northward into the state. Temperatures had reached record or near record highs on Monday before the storm hit. Temperatures will return to more seasonable levels at the end of the week.


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