MACKVILLE – While measurably wimpy and barely visible, last Friday’s storms spawned a tornado just north of Appleton, according to the National Weather Service in Green Bay.
Packing winds of 50 to 60 mph, the weak EF0 tornado developed several miles north of Appleton about 8 p.m. last Friday. It was on the ground for about three minutes and traveled for about a mile and across a set of train tracks just west of State 47. Meteorologists confirmed the tornado through radar and photographic evidence.
The twister snapped a few tree branches, but no other damage was reported. A more powerful EF1 tornado touched down in the village of Brandon in Fond du Lac County on May 27. That tornado snapped trees, damaged buildings and downed power lines.
In August of 2013, six tornadoes ravaged the greater Fox Cities area, with five hitting Outagamie County.
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Photo: Photo: Courtesy of the National Weather Service in Green Bay