The tornado (ranked an F2 at its peak) initially touched down about a mile northwest of Gilman, WI (approximately 5:10 pm) and then moved through Gilman where it blew a roof off of the high school (5:12 pm) and damaged trees...homes... and power lines. The tornado damage in Gilman was ranked as a strong F1.
The tornado then continued intermittently east southeast from Gilman through Chequamegon National Forest. Prior to dissipating, the tornado damaged a house and trees about 7 miles west of Medford. This was somewhere between 5:45 pm and 6 pm. It was here that the tornado produced F2 damage.
The tornado path length was approximately 16 to 17 miles.
Panoramic images of the damage.
(note: the panoramic images are large and this page could take several minutes to load, depending on the speed of your internet connection).