(Mankato, MN) – Three tornadoes touched down in southern Minnesota during violent storms last Thursday, the National Weather Service confirmed.
The first report came just after 5 p.m. when a firefighter observed a funnel cloud moving over their home near Bellview in Redwood County. Tree and structural damage prompted a resident near Clements to make a second report about 25 minutes after the first. NWS rate the twister as an EF-1.
Two other tornadoes, both rated EF-0, were also confirmed. One was in Brown County, about two miles south of Leavenworth, while a second occurred in northern Watonwan County, about a half-mile south of Godahl.
NWS also received several reports of wind damage and large hail.
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