National Weather Service Now Reporting Ten Tornadoes on Thursday
Minneapolis (KROC AM News) - The National Weather Service is now reporting at least ten tornadoes that struck parts of SE Minnesota Thursday evening.
The NWS says its latest report is based on preliminary information and there may be changes - as in more or less than the number confirmed so far.
The tornadoes were reported in a storm zone that included Waseca, Owatonna, Faribault, Northfield and Cannon Falls. Damage was heavy in some of the areas that were hit by the twisters. Most of the confirmed tornadoes were rated EF1 but one was an EF2.
Here is the latest summary from the NWS:
1.) Just west of Ceylon, MN (Martin Co.): Brief EF0
2.) Granada, MN (Martin Co.): EF1
3.) Northwest of Janesville, MN near the Blue Earth/Waseca County
line to Waterville, MN (Waseca and Le Sueur Co.): EF1
4.) Morristown, MN (Rice Co.): EF2
5.) Northwest of Faribault near Robards Lake to I-35 (Rice Co.):
6.) Northfield, MN (Rice Co.) to Cannon Falls (Goodhue Co.): EF1
7.) Cannon River Wilderness area (Rice Co.) to between Dennison
and Stanton, MN (Goodhue Co.): EF1
8.) Southwest side of Cannon Falls, MN: EF1. This one could
eventually be combined with #7 upon further assessment.
9.) South of Dundas, MN to southeast of Northfield, MN (Rice Co.):
EF1. This one could be combined with #5 upon further assessment.
10.) Medford, MN (on Steele/Rice Co border) to between Nerstrand
and Kenyon, MN (Goodhue co.): EF1
Other areas of interest: Cannon Falls city eastward into Pierce
County, WI and Owatonna northeastward toward Zumbrota.