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Wacky weather: Snow and tornadoes both in western Minnesota

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At least three rural farm sites in southwest Minnesota were damaged on Monday afternoon when a tornado touched down.

According to WCCO, Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten said a tornado is reported to have touched down just east of St. Leo shortly after 4 p.m.

The tornado was reported to have damaged at least three farm sites damaging machine sheds, grain bins, outbuildings and residences. No injuries were reported, though according to the report.

Lyon County emergency manager Tammy VanOverbeke told Bring Me The News one farm site was also damaged north of Minneota in Lyon County.

According to the National Weather Service, weather spotters first reported a confirmed tornado on the ground about 12 miles northeast of Canby.

High temperatures reached into the mid to upper 60s in southwest Minnesota earlier Monday, in front of a strong cold front that is ushering in a massive winter storm into parts of northwest Minnesota. A blizzard warning has been issued as far south as Yellow Medicine and Lyon Counties for Monday night.

Northwest Minnesota is feeling the brunt of the blizzard conditions, from Monday's storm.

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