NWS confirms two tornadoes

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May 12, 2014 at 5:26 am

CHANHASSEN,, Minn. (KNSI) The National Weather Service confirms two tornado touchdowns in Minnesota from that severe weather outbreak that occurred last Thursday.

Both tornadoes were classified as weaker EF-Zero tornadoes on the Fujuita scale, and neither caused significant damage or injuries.

The first tornado touchdown was just after 4:30 that afternoon near St. James. The second was just after five pm near Madelia.

The Weather Service says the most significant damage came from straight line thunderstorm winds near Waseca, Montgomery and Red Wing.

Trees and power lines were blown down near Waseca, a machine shed was damaged near Montgomery and high winds damaged a house near Red Wing. Winds in those storms were estimated at 75 to 85 miles per hour.

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