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SUNDAY TWISTER: Recap of central Minnesota tornado touchdown

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Meteorologist Steve Frazier    @frazierfox9 Meteorologist Steve Frazier @frazierfox9

When it comes to supercell thunderstorms, it only takes one bad one to stir up trouble. That is exactly what happened this past Sunday in central Minnesota.  It was a perfect storm of heat, humidity and a bit of atmospheric twist that squeezed out the latest Minnesota twister.  The tornado wasn't at the top of the list when it comes to potency and it didn't plow through any major population centers, but nevertheless, for a few structures across parts of Benton and Morrison counties, it was strong enough to do some damage. It was classified as an EF-0, the weakest of tornadoes.



Below is the path of Sunday's tornado plotted in yellow crossing from Benton into Morrison County.



Starting at 5:47 PM and ending at 6:02 PM the twister produced wind speeds up to 75 mph, a path 5.8 miles long and 450 feet wide.

Near Morrill, MN 8/24/14 Courtesy NWS Twin Cities

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