|A single super cell moving northeast at about 25 mph spawned two
separate tornadoes in south-central Wisconsin during the May 10th
evening hours (this was the first severe weather in southern Wisconsin
for the 2003 warm season; the latest start for severe weather in the
past 10 years).
The first tornado spun up 5.0 miles southwest of Belmont in
northwest Lafayette County at 8:15 PM, and tracked just southeast of Belmont before
dissipating 2.7 miles northeast of Belmont at 8:29 PM. It's maximum width was
150-200 yards. It's path length was about 7.8 miles, and it was rated
F1 (73-112 mph). A house trailer and several barns and pole sheds were
destroyed, and some silos were damaged. Trees and power lines were
toppled. There was one reported injury and no fatalities.
The second tornado spun up in Iowa County about 4.5 miles east of
Mineral Pt. at 8:39 PM and traveled about 8.6 miles to a location 3.5 miles
north-northwest of Hollendale where it dissapated at 9:01 PM. It's maximum width was
150-200 yards, and it
was rated F1 (73-112 mph). Several barns, silos, and pole sheds were
damaged or destroyed. Trees and power lines were toppled. There were no
reported injuries or fatalities.