NWS says Friday storms spawned at least six tornadoes in Minnesota
August 17, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The National Weather Service says Friday’s storms spawned at least six tornadoes in Minnesota. Survey crews determined the strongest tornado was an EF-1 in McLeod County packing winds estimated at up to 95 mph.
That tornado tracked for just over two miles between Biscay and Glencoe and damaged trees and outbuildings.
Five other tornadoes were rated EF-0 and caused damage in western and central Minnesota and in Crystal and Waconia in the Minneapolis area.
No injuries were reported from Friday’s storms.
Crews were working Sunday to restore power to more than 2,000 homes and businesses in the Twin Cities still without electricity.