June 12 is Anniversary Date of F5 New Richmond Tornado (1899), St. Croix Co.

12 June 1899 → A killer F5 tornado ripped through New Richmond, WI.  Unfortunately, about 1000 extra people were in town for a circus. At least 117 people were killed and 200 were injured, and 300 buildings were destroyed and a 3000 pound safe was carried a full block. 

How Many Violent (EF4/EF5) Tornadoes In Wisconsin? (updated 05/23)

Kapela, WFO Milwaukee/Sullivan

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