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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

June 8, 1984: 9 dead, 200 injured in Barneveld. Known as the “Barneveld Tornado.”

Wisconsin Statistics by Year

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

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