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Tornado hits Cambria, Wisconsin!

Jul 07, 2010
Around 6:30 p.m. a tornado hit the town of Cambria, Wisconsin located in Columbia County. This was a very unusual storm as tornadoes weren't likely to occur.

It appears a possible outflow boundary moving northwest from earlier storms that occurred across Southeastern Wisconsin helped generate the tornado. These boundaries usually have vorticity associated with them and any storm that forms along this boundary under the right circumstances can produce a tornado.

Preliminary Reports and Video:

The National Weather Service conducted storm surveys and have rated the tornado an EF-1 on the enhanced fujita scale. For more information regarding the tornado click on their website.

0630 PM TORNADO 1 SE CAMBRIA 43.53N 89.10W
07/07/2010 COLUMBIA, WI FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
DEBRIS REPORTED BY CAMBRIA FIRE DEPARTMENT NEAR
INTERSECTION OF CEMETERY ROAD AND HIGHWAY 146.

Video of the Tornado



Here are some radar images from the storm:

Tornadic storm moving through Columbia County - Cambria, Wisconsin.Tornadic storm moving through Columbia County - Cambria, Wisconsin. Notice the bright red/green couplet indicating strong rotation.

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