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Case Plant Tornado - Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin

Oct 26, 2010
At 7:45 a.m. a confirmed tornado struck the Case manufacturing plant causing structural damage along with minor injuries. The tornado moved through the cities of Sturtevant and Mount Pleasant located in Racine county, Wisconsin.

A tornado watch was issued for all of southeastern Wisconsin during the early morning hours. A powerful 955 mb low pressure system over Minnesota helped draw warm, moist air from the gulf of mexico along with providing very strong low level wind shear and upper level dynamics. These ingredients helped spawn the thunderstorm in Kenosha county which then intensified as it moved into southern Racine county.

NWS Damage Assessment - MKX

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

Here are some radar images from the storm:

Tornadic Storm over Racine CountyTornadic Storm over Racine CountyTornadic Storm over Racine County. The velocity data shows a tornadic signature with the green colors going toward the radar and the red blowing away from the radar.

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Radar Images provided by Base Velocity, LLC - Radarscope iPhone App

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