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Wisconsin Tornadoes

Ten Deadliest Tornadoes in Wisconsin History

June 12, 1899: 117 dead, 125 injured, New Richmond "Circus Day Tornado"

May 23, 1878: 40 dead, 25-30 injured in Dane, Iowa and Jefferson counties

Sept. 21, 1924: 36 dead, 200 injured in Eau Claire, Oneida, Bayfield, Sawyer and Washburn counties

May 18, 1896: 34 dead, 100 injured in central and northern Wisconsin, including Langlade County

June 4, 1958: 27 dead, 172 injured, most of them in Colfax

July 3, 1907: 26 dead, 150 injured in Clark and Sauk counties

June 28, 1865: 25 dead, 100 injured from Viroqua to Hillsboro

May 18, 1883: 25 dead, 100 injured in Racine

May 23, 1878: 19 dead, 75 injured in Dane, Jefferson and Waukesha counties

April 5, 1929: 12 dead, 100 injured in Pierce, Sawyer, Ashland and Iron counties

The 25 Deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. History

 

Barneveld tornado

June 8, 1984: The Barneveld tornado occurred on June 8, 1984. Nine people were killed and 200 injured.

 

Wisconsin Statistics by Year

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  • 2010: 46 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 2009: 19 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 2008: 47 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 2007: 18 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 2006: 13 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 2005: 62 tornadoes, 3 deaths (27 tornadoes occurred on Aug. 18)
  • 2004: 36 tornadoes, 1 deaths
  • 2003: 14 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 2002: 26 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 2001: 12 tornadoes, 3 deaths
  • 2000: 18 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 1999: 11 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 1998: 24 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 1997: 14 tornadoes, 3 deaths
  • 1996: 21 tornadoes, 1 death
  • 1995: 7 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 1994: 35 tornadoes, 4 deaths
  • 1993: 37 tornadoes, 0 deaths
  • 1992: 26 tornadoes
  • 1991: 10 tornadoes
  • 1990: 9 tornadoes
  • 1989: 17 tornadoes
  • 1988: 35 tornadoes
  • 1987: 16 tornadoes
  • 1986: 14 tornadoes
  • 1985: 16 tornadoes
  • 1984: 34 tornadoes
  • 1983: 31 tornadoes
  • 1982: 16 tornadoes
  • 1981: 21 tornadoes
  • 1980: 43 tornadoes