Tornado Confirmed in NW Wisconsin

7/5/11- The National Weather Service is confirming that a tornado hit near Solon Springs in northwestern Wisconsin during that strong storm that swept through the region Friday night. Survey teams say damage was consistent with an EF-2 tornado packing winds of 120 to 130 miles per hour. Observers say the tornado traveled about three miles during a three-minute period. A few injuries were reported, but no one was killed. One wood frame home was destroyed and a manufactured home was shifted off its foundation. That tornado is the first confirmed tornado to hit Douglas County in nearly 13 years. The same storm system is blamed for causing two deaths near the St. Croix River.