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33rpm plastic record slammed into a telephone pole - Courtesy NOAA/Department of Commerce
Above photo illustrates the awesome power of a tornado demonstrated by slaming this 33rpm plastic record into a telephone pole. Historic NWS Collection
Courtesy NOAA/Department of Commerce

 

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Stoughton Wisconsin tornado photos that struck on August 18, 2005

These photos were forwarded to me through email.  After the series of photos, the tornado moves directly toward the photographer, striking all of the homes in the photos.  

  Storm path Map   SPC  Tornado Map August 18 2005

The first shows the truck from the first two pictures in its original location. It was in the garage before the storm and was found 2 doors down buried under a neighbors home.

 

 

 



SPC 20050818's Storm Reports
Time   Location County State Lat Lon Comments
1918   4 NW CENTERVILLE TREMPEALEAU WI 4411 9151 MINOR DAMAGE REPORTED ON COUNTY ROAD G JUST NORTH OF HIGHWAY 35 IN SOUTHWEST PART OF COUNTY. UNCONFIRMED. (ARX)
2048   ESOFEA VERNON WI 4363 9097 *** 3 INJ *** HOUSE DAMAGED. LOTS OF TREES DOWN. WITNESSED TORNADO. SOME MINOR INJURIES REPORTED. (ARX)
2105   5 W VIOLA VERNON WI 4356 9099 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 5 MILES WEST OF VIOLA AROUND 405PM...TRAVELLING EAST JUST NORTH OF HWY 56. TORNADO REACHED VIOLA AROUND 415PM...WITH CENTRAL TRACK ABOUT 50 YARDS N (ARX)
2132   2 S BLOOM CITY RICHLAND WI 4347 9047 MAJOR DAMAGE DESCRIBED TO HOMES AND TREES. FURTHER DETAILS UNKNOWN. (ARX)
2140   MUSCODA GRANT WI 4319 9043 DAMAGE TO TREES AND A FEW BUILDING IN TOWN. TORNADO THEN CROSSED WISCONSIN RIVER AND HIT SMALL COMMUNITY OF ORION IN SOUTHERN RICHLAND COUNTY. (ARX)
2140   1 N ORION RICHLAND WI 4321 9043 BRIEF TORNADO ALONG THE WISCONSIN RIVER...CAUSING TREE DAMAGE. (ARX)
2146   1 N ORION RICHLAND WI 4321 9043 TORNADO CROSSED WISCONSIN RIVER AND DAMAGED NUMEROUS TREES AND MOBILE HOMES. SOME MOBILE HOMES WERE TOSSED IN THE AIR REPORTEDLY. (ARX)
2148   3 N CAMP DOUGLAS JUNEAU WI 4396 9027 SEVERAL REPORTS OF POSSIBLE TORNADOES FROM EAST OF TOMAH TO NORTH OF CAMP DOUGLAS. (ARX)
2154   6 E TOMAH MONROE WI 4399 9038 DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AND TREES ALONG COUNTY ROAD N BETWEEN TOMAH AND OAKDALE. (ARX)
2157   W AVOCA IOWA WI 4319 9033 BRIEF TORNADO SPOTTED JUST WEST OF THE CITY OF AVOCA. (MKX)
2225   3 NW SPRING GREEN SAUK WI 4321 9011 TORNADO REPORTED NEAR BIG HOLLOW ROAD MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST. TREES DOWN. (MKX)
2235   1 W SPRING GREEN SAUK WI 4318 9009 TORNADO REPORTED BY SHERRIFF. (MKX)
2245   2 SW MERRIMAC COLUMBIA WI 4335 8965 TORNADO ON THE GROUND. (MKX)
2303   LODI COLUMBIA WI 4332 8953 TORNADO ON THE GROUND AT THIS TIME. (MKX)
2303   MERRIMAC SAUK WI 4337 8963 TORNADO ON THE GROUND ALONG THE WISCONSIN RIVER. (MKX)
2315   FITCHBURG DANE WI 4299 8943 UNCONFIRMED BY THE PUBLIC. (MKX)
2318   3 N LODI COLUMBIA WI 4336 8953 TORNADO ON THE GROUND. (MKX)
2329   5 N STOUGHTON DANE WI 4299 8922 TORNADO ON THE GROUND BETWEEN MCFARLAND AND STOUGHTON ALONG HIGHWAY 51 AND COUNTY ROAD B. (MKX)
2330   STOUGHTON DANE WI 4291 8921 ***1 FATAL, 6 INJ*** 80-90 HOMES HEAVILY DAMAGED.
2332   N WESTFIELD MARQUETTE WI 4388 8949 TORNADO ON THE GROUND JUST NORTH OF WESTFIELD. (MKX)
2332   1 NE DAKOTA WAUSHARA WI 4399 8924 POLE BUILDING DESTROYED. TREES DOWN - SOME 2 TO 2 1/2 FT IN DIAMETER. SHERIFF REPORTS THE DAMAGE PATH WIDTH AT CLOSE TO 1/5 MILE - PATH LENGTH UNKNOWN. MOST DAMAGE OCCU (GRB)
2338   S MCFARLAND DANE WI 4302 8929 TORNADO JUST SOUTH OF MCFARLAND MOVING EAST TOWARD STOUGHTON. (MKX)
2343   STOUGHTON DANE WI 4292 8922 HOUSE DAMAGE IN STOUGHTON. (MKX)
2348   3 E STOUGHTON DANE WI 4292 8916 TORNADO ON THE GROUND JUST NORTH OF HIGHWAY 51 AND WEST OF INTERSTATE 90/39...3 MILES EAST OF STOUGHTON. (MKX)
0008   FORT ATKINSON JEFFERSON WI 4293 8884 NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTS A TORNADO ON THE GROUND IN FORT ATKINSON. MORE DETAILS WHEN INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. (MKX)
0016   FORT ATKINSON JEFFERSON WI 4293 8884 TORNADO ON THE GROUND AT ROADS 106 AND SCHWIMMER ROAD. (MKX)
0033   2 W JEFFERSON JEFFERSON WI 4301 8885 TORNADO ON THE GROUND AND GROWING LARGER 2 MILES WEST OF JEFFERSON. (MKX)
0042   2 SW NEW LONDON WAUPACA WI 4436 8878 POSSIBLE BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN SOUTHWEST OF NEW LONDON (GRB)
0043   2 E LARSEN WINNEBAGO WI 4418 8857 POSSIBLE BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN NEAR LARSEN (GRB)
0045   5 NW LA GRANGE JEFFERSON WI 4285 8867 CHASER WAS NORTH OF LA GRANGE ON COUNTY HIGHWAY H JUST SOUTH OF BLUFF RD. CHASER COULD NOT CONFIRM CONTACT WITH GROUND. WILL BE INVESTIGATED. (MKX)
0146   7 ENE WRIGHTSTOWN BROWN WI 4437 8803 3 GARAGES DEMOLISHED, HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION DEMOLISHED, SIDING AND SHINGLE DAMAGE, TREES DOWN. DAMAGE OCCURRED ON COUNTY HWY PP AND SHIRLEY ROAD. (GRB)

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