The National Weather Service has confirmed three tornadoes touched down in southwestern Minnesota Friday night.
An initial survey of storm damage indicates an EF-1 tornado with speeds of 110 mph touched down near Rushmore, Minnesota, around 7:26 p.m. and was on the ground for 1.6 miles.
This tornado damaged a hog farm, killing 20-30 hogs, the National Weather Service told GoMN. However, no people were injured.
Here's video of that tornado.
A second tornado touched down in Rushmore at 7:37 p.m., with peak winds of 91 mph, the weather service says. The tornado was on the ground for about 6 minutes, and only caused damage to crops.
The third twister with 100 mph winds touched down near Bigelow at 7:47 p.m., and was on the ground for nearly 2 miles. It damaged some crops and a small garage.
Here's a photo of that tornado:
And of the crop damage:
The weather service is still surveying storm damage in the area, and will provide more information here when it's available.
There were 8 tornadoes earlier this week
The National Weather Service has confirmed eight tornadoes touched down in southern Minnesota the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 16.
The tornadoes touched down in south Nicollet County, Winthrop, New Prague, Prior Lake, and Lester Prairie, were all EF-0 tornadoes, while the twister that grounded in New Sweden was an EF-1.
The New Sweden tornado was the strongest of the day, with peak winds of 100-105 mph.
There were no injuries reported with any of these tornadoes, but there was damage to some crops, out buildings and a garage, and trees, among other things.