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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Minnesota Tornadoes Increased to 5 in First December Outbreak

The National Weather Service has confirmed five tornadoes in the first of its kind outbreak of severe weather in Minnesota this week.

On Friday, the NWS increased its score from two after completing additional research on Wednesday’s storm damage in southeastern Minnesota.

In addition to the EF-2 tornado that caused significant damage to downtown Heartland, Freeborn County, two weaker tornadoes near Alden in Freeborn County were confirmed.

The first was the EF-1, with an estimated maximum wind speed of 105 mph, 3.6 miles in length and 90 yards maximum width. It happened at 18:56 and damaged the power supply poles and trees.

After scattering, a new tornado emerged. It was also an EF-1 with an estimated maximum wind speed of 100 mph, a length of 1.6 miles and a maximum width of 40 yards. It happened at 19:03 and damaged trees and an outbuilding.

The Heartland tornado has a peak speed of 115 mph, a track length of 2.1 miles, and a maximum width of 55 yards. He struck at 19:10.

Meanwhile, the NWS has also confirmed the presence of a tornado in Wabasha County.

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It was EF-1 near Plainview. The calculated peak wind speed was 93 miles per hour, the track length was 4.6 miles, and the maximum width was 40 yards. He struck at 20.02.

The previously confirmed tornado in County Winona was EF0 near Lewiston. The calculated peak wind speed was 85 miles per hour and the maximum width was 40 yards. He struck at 20.09.

These tornadoes damaged trees and several outbuildings.

No one was hurt during the tornado, which was first confirmed in Minnesota. The sixth tornado near Preston in Fillmore County is reported to be still under investigation. Several tornadoes have also been confirmed in southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa.

At least five people died in the massive storm system that hit the Plains from Colorado, sending hurricane winds across the strip from New Mexico to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Among the dead was a Rochester man killed by a falling tree on Wednesday night.

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