One Killed In Northwest Wisconsin Tornado

5/17/17 – The National Weather Service will have survey teams in northwest Wisconsin today to determine the actual number of tornadoes that touched down early Tuesday evening. One twister killed one person, injured 25, and destroyed 40 mobile homes at a park near Chetek — and Weather Service reports listed three tornadoes in nearby Rusk County that damaged homes and took down trees and power lines, plus a funnel cloud in Price County. Barron had almost softball sized hail shortly before the nearby Chetek tornado came down. Weather Service meteorologist Mike Greisiner says the storms began as a “supercell” which developed around 3:30 around Saint Paul, Minnesota, two hours before the Chetek tornado — and it really gained strength in Washington County just west of the Wisconsin border as it headed into the Badger State.