Weather service finishes assessment of western Wisconsin tornado that injured 1

That tornado classification – based on wind speeds and destruction – is on the smaller end of the Fujita scale, which ranges from EF-0 to EF-5.Pritchard says there were a lot of downed trees, homes damaged, and people left without power in the wake of the storms, which brought sustained winds of 80 miles an hour in some areas. The warnings expired shortly before 5:15 p.m.Keclik said the tornado stayed on the ground for the duration of its presence.One person was injured in Pierce County near Ellsworth, when a barn partially collapsed.While there were no reports of significant damage or closed roads, Sheriff’s Office Commander Troy Knudson said county road crews were sent out to a few spots across the county to post signs where there was standing water on roadways.Lori Getter of Wisconsin Emergency Management said county emergency management directors were out in the affected counties assessing damage. “It appeared like it was a very powerful storm”.According to the NWS, a tornado was also reported north of Dover, Minnesota in Olmsted county at 6:41 p.m. CDT.”We’re seeing heavy rain and lightning strikes”, Hove said. The storm intensified as it moved east past River Falls, Wis., he said.