Possible Tornado Touches Down In Sibley County

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Severe weather roared its way through the southern half of Minnesota Saturday afternoon, less than a week after a tornado ripped through north Minneapolis and the northern Twin Cities.

A possible tornado touched down in Sibley County at about 3 p.m. near Gaylord. No damage has been reported at this time. The storm headed through Belle Plaine and eventually over to Prior Lake and Lakeville.

Hail ranging in size from pea to golf ball fell in Gibbon, Gaylord, Belle Plaine, Prior Lake and Lakeville. Ominous clouds were also seen in New Prague, Lonsdale, Jordan and Red Wing.

And we’re not out of the woods for the weekend yet as thunderstorms remain a possibility for most of the weekend. For the latest severe weather update, see the WCCO.com Weather Page.


    oh great, reporting on possible news now?

    • Jack Anderson

      Sadly, that seems to be the name of the game now. Very little real NEWS, but lots of “what if”, “could have happened”, “might happen”, Etc., etc. All manufactured in the studio to fill time and space rather than incur the expense of going out and finding and reporting on REAL NEWS. That’s why we suffer through all of the “opinion” garbage and get very, very little of the truly factual stuff. Oh how I long for the good old days of news reporting without the 2 mins. of news and 15 mins. of attempted explanation to me of what I heard, or was supposed to have heard!

  • Patrick Shull

    Its sad that you two are so right. News outlets really don’t get in depth on anything and or find out any of the facts before actually reporting any news. They just speculate and make you think that you are suppose to believe their way of thinking and that no matter what happens they were right. Also that last time I watched the news I swear there was almost 20 minutes of commercials and very little news. The one thing that really ticks me off about the news now a days is that when they report on a story where all arrows point to a murderer they say suspected murderer instead of what it is, sorry but I go by the old saying if it smells and looks like Poo well then guess whats its poo not supposedly a garden of roses.

  • Nancy Aleshire

    To those complaining about weather coverage, you should be thankful for modern technology–the doppler and NEXRAD radars that can give people adequate warning to take shelter. I grew up in the 1950’s when only 15 minutes were given to news, sports, and weather. The weather consisted of a map of the U.S. or state with clouds, sun, and fronts drawn with magic marker. I was not in Minnesota during the Fridley tornado of the sixties, so I do not know if or how the residents were warned. I also do not know when they started sounding civil defense sirens. Bottom line–I do not mind having my shows interrupted–I like to know what is heading my way.

  • Sickofyou

    To all the negative ignorant jerks -For anyone that may have loved ones living in Gaylord, at least this was a heads up for them to call and make sure everyone was ok. Sometimes little is better than nothing! God Bless you and your loved ones.

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