Thursday Night Tornado Confirmed in Clayton County

Authorities say a tornado touched down in Clayton County last week.

It happened when the storms moved through last Thursday night.

A team from the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin surveyed damage from the storms on Monday. They say it shows a tornado touched down around 5:34 pm five miles west of Farmersburg and continued northeast for four-point-three miles, ending two miles southwest of Monona at 5:41 pm.

The tornado has been rated a weak EF-0, with winds of 85 miles per hour and a tornado width of 40 yards at its widest point.

The damage was confined to some farm outbuildings, cornfields and trees. They also found tree branches that penetrated the walls of a house along the tornado’s path.

It was the second tornado that touched down that night, with the first tornado reported south of Ossian. That tornado was also rated an EF-0.