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Tornado touchdown confirmed near Colfax

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Pierce County Herald
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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

COLFAX - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado hit the town of Colfax Friday afternoon.

Meteorologists say the tornado was considered a “weak” funnel, but it still packed a punch, damaging a gas station and tearing down some trees.

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Colfax was the scene far more powerful and deadly tornado which took place on June 4, 1958. Twelve persons were killed and half the town destroyed, causing $2 million in damage. 

This tornado was caused by storms that hit west-central Wisconsin in the early afternoon and dumped a good amount of rain into already swollen rivers and creeks. More rain is forecasted today and Sunday through to Monday.

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