The NWS Green Bay office was recognized for outstanding work during the historic northeast Wisconsin tornado outbreak of April 10, 2011. Ten tornadoes struck northeast Wisconsin, the largest outbreak in northeast Wisconsin weather history. Three of the tornadoes that hit the area were classified as "strong," including a half-mile wide EF3 twister that hit Merrill.
Staff at the NWS Green Bay office provided forecast and decision support services to emergency management and other officials leading up to the event. Tornado Warnings were issued, on average, 22 minutes before the twisters hit local communities. Only one injury occurred with the storms.
For more information about the tornado outbreak, click here.