National Weather Service Continues to Confirm Additional Tornadoes in the Area from Last Wednesday

The number of confirmed tornadoes in the area last Wednesday is up to 17.

Most of the tornadoes were short lived and caused some damage.

There have been three EF2 tornadoes (115-135mph wind gusts) reported, one in Hartland, MN, one in Merservey, Iowa and one in eastern Franklin County.

There have been seven EF1s reported and seven EF0s.  This includes a newly reported EF1 in Racine, MN and an EF0 in Sumner Township, MN.

Damage surveys are continuing.  The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities surveyed eastern Freeborn County on Monday for potential tornado damage.

The National Weather Service is now calling the event a “serial derecho,” different from the Iowa 2020 Derecho.