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…

Rare Tornado Flattens Hundreds Of Acres Of Trees At Voyageurs National Park

Tornadoes are commonplace in the Midwest, routinely showing up in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and eastern Wyoming and Colorado. When one touched down in Voyageurs National Park earlier this month, though, it raised the question of whether a change in extreme weather events is coming to the northern Minnesota park. “We are seeing more extreme weather…

Suspected tornado severely damages 9 Washington County homes, no injuries reported

Washington County Sheriff, Dan Starry, told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS nine homes were severely damaged when a suspected tornado touched down late Sunday afternoon. “The thing was seen by a spotter, and he reported it touching down near the solar farm at Manning Trail North and Highway 97,” said Starry. “It then cut northeast a little…

Tornado reported in northern St. Louis County

At least one tornado touched down Wednesday evening in northern St. Louis County, according to the National Weather Service in Duluth, resulting in “sporadic reports of damage” but no reported injuries or deaths as of Thursday morning. The agency reported a tornado between Orr and Gheen shortly after 8 p.m. as strong thunderstorms moved through…

Tornado rips through southwest Minnesota unexpectedly Thursday afternoon Severe storms were not anticipated on Thursday.

Tornadoes were not part of Thursday’s forecast anywhere in Minnesota, but a supercell storm that developed during the afternooon wound up producing a rather impressive twister in southwest areas of the state. The supercell exploded over Lyon County near Marshall and then moved east/southeast, spawning the impressive tornado near Hwy. 71 just south of Redwood…

Tornadoes Strike Iowa, Minnesota: Fairgrounds Damaged, Roofs Torn Off

A county fairgrounds and a fertilizer plant were damaged Monday afternoon when a reported tornado touched down near Charles City, Iowa. It was part of a series of possible tornadoes across Iowa and southeastern Minnesota. The tornado was confirmed near the Floyd County Fairgrounds in Charles City at 12:33 p.m. Monday CDT, the National Weather…