Photo: Mark Bierle
Photo: Mark Bierle
June 20, 2019 10:01 PM
Storms rolled into the state Thursday night, leading to several tornado warnings being issued in southwestern Minnesota. While storms continue to impact parts of the state, the tornado warnings have all expired at this time, but some damage has been reported.
High winds and hail caused some damage, including to a turkey farm in St. James.
Hormel told KSTP one of its barns sustained roof damage in the storms, but no employee injuries were reported and a team was caring for animals and assessing the situation.
KSTP meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said radar images of the Redwood Falls area showed heavy thunderstorms that produced large hail and heavy rain earlier in the evening.
Circled area shows heavy Tstorms that are producing large hail & heavy rain - Tornado Warning was issued until 545pm for Redwood Falls area. Storms will not be Severe in Twin Cities & Tstorms around Redwood Falls will weaken by 7pm @KSTP pic.twitter.com/D8PrfTNX6p— Jonathan Yuhas (@JYuhasKSTP) June 20, 2019
NWS also confirmed that a tornado had touched the ground near Morgan and Clements.
The NWS said a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Redwood Falls at around 5:15 p.m. It was moving east at 10 miles per hour.
We have now gotten report of a tornado on the ground near US-71 just south of Redwood Falls. Take cover now if you are this warning!— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) June 20, 2019
The NWS tweeted there have been reports of a possible tornado on the ground near U.S. Highway 71, just south of Redwood Falls.
In a later tweet, NWS warned of a tornado spotted on a radar as well as penny-sized hail in Brown County. The weather service targeted the area surrounding Madelia and La Salle for its tornado warning.
Tornado Warning including Brown County, MN until 7:00 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/p0pCaUNggz— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) June 20, 2019
Tornado Warning including Madelia MN, La Salle MN until 7:15 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/TbvAAVNOhT— NWS Tornado (@NWStornado) June 20, 2019
Updated: June 20, 2019 10:01 PM
Created: June 20, 2019 05:24 PM
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