Tornado

Wisconsin DNR

The July wind storm that damaged tens of thousands of acres in Langlade and Oconto counties has produced another caution from the DNR: careful when your hunting in damaged areas.

Area wildlife supervisor Chuck McCullough says some people don't go to an area until hunting time, and when they do, this time they might be shocked at what they see...

Wisconsin Public Service

Agencies continue the cleanup in the aftermath of severe weather that caused extensive damage in northern Langlade and Oconto counties Friday evening.

Tuesday morning, Wisconsin Public Service spokesperson Matt Cullen gave us an update on power restoration efforts..

"...Since Friday evening we've been able to restore power to more than 153,000 customers across our service area. Our crews are going to be working around the clock...."

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There's a little bit of irony in this, but the state Division of Emergency Management has postponed today's scheduled tornado drill due to severe weather.

A major winter storm is hitting all of Wisconsin today, producing severe thunderstorms, hail and possibly tornadoes in southern Wisconsin and snow in the north.

The drill had been set for this afternoon and will be postponed until Friday afternoon. A mock tornado drill will begin Friday at 1:00 p.m., with a mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m. and a second mock tornado warning at 6:45 p.m.

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As the weather turns toward spring, the potential of tornadoes and severe weather also increases. State officials have declared this week as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Oneida County Emergency Management spokesperson Dawn Robinson says everyone learns about safety in school, but sometimes those lessons aren't carried through at home...

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A meteorologist says the tornadoes that touched down in Lincoln and Langlade counties this week were weak twisters.

Ashley Wolf is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Green Bay describes a line of storms starting in Lincoln county last Tuesday as "mini-supercells". She says those storms are nowhere near as powerful as the storms in Oklahoma. But they have rotation and can cause damage...