30 Counties Under Tornado Watch, Tornado Spotted in Western Minnesota

June 13, 2017 10:53 PM

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 30 Minnesota counties Tuesday evening.


The counties include: Benton; Brown; Chippewa; Cottonwood; Douglas; Jackson; Kandiyohi; Lac Qui Parle; Lincoln; Lyon; McLeod; Meeker; Mille Lacs; Morrison; Murray; Nicollet; Nobles; Pipestone; Pope; Redwood; Renville; Rock; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Stevens; Swift; Todd; Wright; Yellow Medicine Counties.

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The watch will be in effect until 2 a.m. Portions of South Dakota and Iowa have also been placed under the tornado watch.

The National Weather Service reported one tornado sighting near Hancock just after 6:40 p.m. Tuesday. 

Severe weather is expected throughout the state with a storm that is gathering steam in South Dakota, according to KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl.

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Dahl said the storms could carry winds that reach up to 60 mph. Dahl said the primary concern of this round of storms is felled trees.

The storm is expected to reach the Twin Cities sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight.



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