Minnesota has its 1st tornado warning of 2019

The tornado warning was issued Friday at 7:25 p.m.
Author:
Publish date:

It was a bit unexpected, but the first tornado warning in Minnesota of 2019 was issued Friday night. 

The warning was issued for southern Mahnomen County and northern Becker County at 7:25 p.m., with a supercell producing a radar-indicated tornado. The storm was also believed to be capable of producing hail the size of half dollar coins. 

It's unclear if a tornado ever touched down, nor is it clear yet if the storm produced any damage. But it did, at the every least, produce a significant funnel near Mahnomen

Here's what it looked like on radar around 7:35 p.m. 

Image from iOS (1)

Here's the official tornado warning from the National Weather Service. 

Screen Shot 2019-05-24 at 7.26.29 PM

Next Up

MCF Oak Park Heights

COVID-positive inmate at Oak Park Heights prison dies

He becomes the fourth prison inmate to die from the virus.

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 1.08.19 PM

2-ton smoker stolen from Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer

Boemer is the chef behind restaurants including the popular Revival.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 press conference Monday

Walz will be introducing a new app that helps Minnesotans track COVID-19 exposures.

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 9.54.21 AM

Newly elected representative vows to flout Minnesota COVID-19 rules

He wrote to Gov. Tim Walz, inviting him to a backyard gathering ahead of Thanksgiving.

coronavirus, covid-19

Minnesota Hospital Association: We are out of time to be 'Minnesota Nice'

The group is launching an ad campaign that holds nothing back about the seriousness of the situation in Minnesota hospitals.

Related

Screen Shot 2019-05-25 at 5.20.19 PM

Watch: Tornado touches down in northwest Minnesota

The funnel appears to reach the ground in the video.

Confirmed 'large and dangerous tornado' hits southeast Minnesota

Small hail and gusty winds were originally forecast as possibilities, but not tornadoes.

Screen Shot 2019-06-21 at 6.30.30 AM

Officials confirm 3 tornadoes struck on Thursday

Tornadoes touched down in Redwood, Brown and Watonwan counties.

Screen Shot 2019-09-03 at 12.59.54 PM

NWS confirms tornado hit near Watertown, Minnetrista

The tornado touched down just east of Watertown.

There were up to 10 tornadoes in Thursday's outbreak

The original belief was that there were 5-6 tornadoes.

Severe storms, tornadoes possible in southeast MN

Strong winds, hail and tornadoes are threats in addition to flooding.