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10augAll DayStar Lake (Vilas County, WI)

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Start Time:  7:44 pm CDT

End Time:  7:58 pm CDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  95 mph

Path length:  6 miles

Width:  400 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  Vilas

State:  Wisconsin

Start Lat/Lon:  46.0266 / -89.4719

End Lat/Lon:  46.0507 / -89.3479


An eye witness stated a brief tornado skipped on the water of Star Lake a couple times before touching down just offshore of East Star Lake Campground. The tornado then downed numerous trees and power lines on its way across the campsite, blocking off many of the nearby roadways. It then continued northeast across County Road N, uprooting and snapping trees along its path, before crossing County Road K and dissipating over the Upper Bucktabon Springs State Natural Area. Fortunately, despite the campsite being 70 percent occupied, no injuries or fatalities were reported.


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