2011 Tornado Count in Wisconsin at 38

So far this year (through November 16), 38 tornadoes have been documented in Wisconsin.  Fifteen of those occurred in northeast and north-central Wisconsin. 

Eight of the tornadoes in 2011 were rated as "strong" (EF2 or EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale), and one tornado had a path length of 64 miles!  One person was killed by a tornado near Wausaukee.  Details are listed in the table below.  Unknown or missing information is indicated by a blank field or "MM".

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Tornado List

The tornadoes caused over $50 million in damage to Wisconsin homes and businesses.

Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes each year based on 1981-2010 data.  Below is a statistical breakdown of how many tornadoes occur each month in the state.   


Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
0.0 0.2 1.2 3.4 7.5 5.6 3.1 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.0



The greatest number of tornadoes in one year in Wisconsin is 62, which occurred in 2005.

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