Multiple Tornadoes Reported in Minnesota Thursday

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21 Sep 2018 8:52 PM
A line of severe thunderstorms moved through southern Minnesota into west central Wisconsin during Thursday. There were several tornadoes reported, producing extensive damage across multiple counties. So far, 10 tornadoes have been confirmed. The largest near Lake Elysian and Waterville was given a strength of EF-2 with wind speeds up to 135 mph. https://twitter.com/LauraBetker/status/1043320658355265537 https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1042991240935927809 https://twitter.com/kare11/status/1043182727640563712 A warm front in Iowa quickly surged north during the late afternoon as a strengthening low pressure system moved northeast from Nebraska toward southern Minnesota. A broken line of strong to severe storms developed from the low pressure system southward ahead of the attendant cold front. These storms raced northeast at up to 70 mph, and moved through the region around 4:30 to 8 p.m. [MPX Radar loop from 5:31 p.m. to 7:49 p.m. CDT on Thursday, 9/20. From NWS Chanhassen] https://twitter.com/NWSTwinCities/status/1043213270155501568 Strong wind gusts were also reported across the region, with speeds as high as 70 mph in Mankato. https://twitter.com/NWSTwinCities/status/1043109406425145346 https://twitter.com/NWSTwinCities/status/1043096657473282049 National Weather Service storm surveys will continue on Saturday and we will provide more information to you once it becomes available. Information from NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels
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