Videos capture funnel cloud near Winona


A funnel cloud was spotted over the Mississippi River in far southeastern Minnesota Monday night, the Winona Daily News reports.

No serious damage or injuries were reported, although storms triggered watches and warnings across southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, the newspaper noted.

Two amateur videographers captured some striking footage of a funnel cloud forming over the Mississippi River in Winona:

Jim Trouten posted this to YouTube:

And Joe Meyer had this view:

WCCO says a tornado was confirmed near Trempealeau, Wis.

In other weather news, MPR reports that data indicate this summer could be one of the “shorter” summers in recent memory. On the other hand, it looks like summer will be back next week, the Updraft blog notes.

The skies will be clearer in most of the state Tuesday. The Twin Cities can expect mostly sunny skies and a high of 77, the National Weather Service says.

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