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Officials: 10 Tornadoes Hit Wis. On Sunday

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(credit: AP Photo/The Courier, Mike Avery)

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The National Weather Service reports that 10 tornadoes hit central and northern Wisconsin on Sunday, tying an April record for the state.

A report from the state Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday says the total ties the 10 tornadoes that hit the state on April 27, 1984.

There were also several reports of large hail and damaging thunderstorms across most of the state. The report says hail stones nearly 3 inches in diameter and straight-line winds of up to 80 mph were reported.

The two most powerful tornadoes hit Adams and Lincoln counties. The twister that hit Lincoln packed 140 mph winds and did more than $20 million in damage. The Adams County tornado had a top speed of 125 mph and did more than $3.5 million in damage.

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