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Watch: Tornado touches down in northwest Minnesota

The funnel appears to reach the ground in the video.
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The tornado warning in Mahnomen and Becker counties in northwest Minnesota on Friday night did indeed put a twister on the ground, and a women in the small town of Flom caught it on camera. 

Lorene Tinjum Johansen sent video to Bring Me The News, saying she could see "two skinny tornadoes" with one of them appearing to reach the ground "just across the street from our place" in the town of 213 residents. 

"Horrible anvil-shape cloud, black, windy, etc..everything you expect to see," she added. 

The video is a bit blurry but you can still pick out the tornado on the left side of the screen, with the condensation funnel appearing to reach the ground in the distance.

The National Weather Service issued the tornado warning at 7:25 p.m., noting that the radar was indicating the possibility of a tornado "over Flom." Johansen's video confirms what the radar was picking up on. 

Interesting, the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, which provides coverage for northwest Minnesota, did not receive a storm report out of Flom. Local law enforcement did however receive multiple reports of a tornado touching down about four miles north of Waubun, which is just east of Flom. 

Flom is located in Norman County and is about an hour-long drive from Fargo. 

Sunday should bring mostly gorgeous weather to Minnesota, with the wet weather pattern ramping back up Monday-Wednesday. 

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