Has a tornado ever hit Appleton?

In the mid-1980s, a tornado touched down at the Zion and Moses Montefiore Cemetery, across from Appleton Papers.

Though not in Appleton, on April 27, 1984 a tornado in the Town of Greenville killed one person.

On August 7, 2013, five tornadoes were confirmed in Outagamie County, but despite initial reports, none struck the city of Appleton.

On June 14, 2017 a series of storms spawned nine tornadoes in the region, including an EF1 tornado that struck Appleton's east side, Kimberly, and Little Chute.

Appleton experienced widespread tree damage and power outages for days when, on July 20, 2019, several tornados struck in the area: an EF-1 near New London; an EF-1 in Hortonville with winds reaching 90 miles per hour; an EF-0 in Greenville with winds reaching 85 miles per hour; and an EF-0 in Wrightstown.

 

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Post-Crescent, 7-4-1998, B-1.
Post-Crescent, August 8, 2013, A-1; August 9, 2013, A-1; August 11, 2013, A-2; August 13, 2013, A-1, A-4; June 22,  2017, A-6.