Authorities with the National Weather Service in Green Bay confirm a tornado touched down briefly in central Wisconsin on Thursday evening. Investigators are still looking into details about the intensity and exact path of the storm.
Weather experts said the preliminary path of the tornado shows it started near Marathon Road and County Road N in Marathon County. They said they believe the storm moved northeast from there, crossing over County Roads O and NN. Authorities said the path of the tornado ended near Sunny Vale County Park. Weather experts said the tornado touched down briefly along parts of the route between 7:02 and 7:08 PM.
Marathon County officials said the storm took down many trees, some of which hit power lines. Authorities said no major damage or injuries were reported during the storms.
Weather experts said a storm chaser verified the tornado touching down. Homeowners found other evidence of wind damage around the Rib Mountain area and in the town of Marathon.