EF-0 tornado confirmed in Nicollet County

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — The national weather service has categorized the tornado, which touched down Saturday afternoon, as an EF-0. They say peak wind speeds reached 80 miles per hour. Crews could be seen cleaning up damage over the weekend. Fallen trees and branches were reported across Mankato and North Mankato, as well as…

EF1 tornado touched down in Winona cemetery

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) – An EF1 tornado touched down in a cemetery near Winona this morning. According to the National Weather Service of La Crosse, the brief tornado damaged trees, a building and headstones within Woodlawn Cemetery Wednesday morning. Peak winds may have reached 95 mph. Woodlawn Cemetery told News 8 the estimated damage is…

Tornado reported near Henning

A report of a tornado touching down near Henning at 2:22 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, had Wadena County on high alert as it appeared the storm was headed northeast towards Wadena this afternoon. Henning police/fire chief Mike Helle said a tornado touched down about 2 miles south of Henning, in Otter Tail County, damaging crops…

Damage surveyors confirm 6 tornadoes hit Minnesota, Wisconsin in July 28 outbreak

Six tornadoes have been confirmed to have touched down – four in Minnesota, two in western Wisconsin – during a short-lived severe weather outbreak on Sunday, July 28. The National Weather Service sent out crews to assess damage where tornadoes were suspected to spinning up between 3:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., and they were able…