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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –  Severe weather appears to be starting up Tuesday afternoon near the Twin Cities metro area.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warnings for Dakota, Goodhue and Kandiyohi Counties just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday that was to last until 2:15 p.m. Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm just northwest of Cannon Falls that was capable of producing a tornado.

The storm was located near Hampton just before 2 p.m. and was headed northwest at 20 miles per hour. A funnel cloud was reported in Hampton at 1:56 p.m.

A tornado warning was also issued for Kandiyohi County. National Weather Service radar indicated a severe
thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. The dangerous storm was located near Blomkest, about 11 miles south of Willmar. The areas impacted include Willmar, Svea, Priam, Kandiyohi and Pennock.

The National Weather Service has also issued a tornado watch for the Twin Cities and surrounding areas until 9 p.m. Stay with WCCO-TV and for the latest updates.

Comments (4)
  1. jan says:

    The sirens went off in Highland Park at 2:50, I turned on the weather radio, and they never even mentioned what it was all about. If they activate the sirens, they should at least tell you why.

  2. Sookie says:

    Uh, tornadoes don’t know how to tell time!

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