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Tornado watches for southern Minnesota cancelled

Tornado watches for southern Minnesota cancelled Photo: KSTP/File

Updated: July 18, 2019 09:53 PM

A tornado watch  issued for parts of southern Minnesota, as well as parts of eastern South Dakota and northern Iowa has been cancelled.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado watch for the following counties until midnight: Blue Earth, Cottonwood, Faribault, Freeborn, Jackson, Martin, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock, Steele, Waseca and Watonwan. However, those watches were cancelled shortly before 10 p.m.

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A tornado warning was also issued for western Jackson County until 6:15 p.m., areas near Waseca, and near Truman and Northrop, until 7 p.m., for Martin and Faribault counties until 7:30 p.m., and for Murray County until 7:45 p.m., but those have since expired.

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The NWS also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Goodhue, Kenyon and Cannon Falls areas until 8 p.m. and for New Ulm, Madelia and Hanska areas until 8:15 p.m., as well as areas including Mapleton, Minnesota Lake and Pemberton until 6:30 p.m. All of those have since expired.

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