Tornado in Lafayette county Lafayette and Iowa County Tornadoes
May 10, 2003
8:15 to 9:10 PM CDT
Map of Lafayette and Iowa County Tornado Paths


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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.


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