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Weak tornado confirmed in southern Minnesota

Courtesy of KEYC in Mankato. Courtesy of KEYC in Mankato.

National Weather Service calls it a 'landspout.'

Posted: May. 25, 2018 4:38 PM

FARIBAULT COUNTY, Minn. – The National Weather Service says a there was a brief and weak tornado touch down just east of Minnesota Lake on Friday.

This “landspout” tornado happened around 2:40 pm. They are narrow funnels that form while a thunderstorm is still grown and the spinning begins near the ground instead of in the sky. Experts say this land version of a waterspout generally does not cause any damage.

Courtesy of KEYC in Mankato.

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