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Strong storms spawn tornado warning in Oneida County


According to Newsline 9 Chief Meteorologist Justin Loew, a period of hot and humid weather can often end with harsh conditions, and this is what happened when some strong storms which developed in the northwoods Friday night.

"The weather set-up was not highly favorable for strong or long lived tornadoes but any time thunderstorms develop in such a steamy atmosphere, it is always a possibility," says Loew.

A small super cell thunderstorm developed over northwestern Oneida county which showed enough rotation on radar to prompt the National Weather service out of Green Bay to issue a tornado warning as the storm approached the Rhinelander area.

Oneida County officials say the storms resulted in light wind and heavy rain, but not much damage.

"Few trees and power lines down. That's about it.," says Oneida County Emergency Management Director Ken Kortenhos.

Stay with Newsline 9 and for more information on this developing story.

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