Brief tornadoes reported in southern Wisconsin as storms race through, no touchdowns confirmed

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Brief tornadoes reported in southern Wisconsin
Several brief tornadoes were reported in southern Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon as a line of storms blew through.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A line of gusty showers and storms prompted several Tornado Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings along the Illinois-Wisconsin border Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service said there were numerous reports of brief tornadoes spotted across southern Wisconsin. No major damage was reported.

So far, officials have not confirmed any tornado touchdowns in the warned area, which included Walworth, Waukesha, Kenosha and Racine counties.

Video shared by an ABC7 viewer in the Lake Geneva area appeared to show gusty, swirling winds as the storm blew through.

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An ABC7 viewer in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin shared this video of swirling winds as the storm that prompted tornado warnings blew through.

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Walworth County officials said there are no reports of any tornado touchdowns anywhere in the county, though they do have tree limbs and wires down. No injuries have been reported so far.

The Waukesha County sheriff's dispatch said there are numerous reports to their office of trees down and power outages in the county.

The showers and storms also brought gusty winds to the Chicago area as they blew through. Wauconda reported wind gusts up to 55 mph, and several western suburbs also reported wind gusts between 30-45 mph.

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