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NWS: Two Tornadoes Confirmed in The Twin Cities

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MINNEAPOLIS  - The National Weather Service is confirming two small EF-0 tornadoes touched down briefly in the Twin Cities on Saturday night.

The first tornado was in Burnsville.  It packed winds up to 80 miles an hour.  It touched down at 10:58 p.m., and was done three minutes later.  The tornado was 100 yard wide, and traveled 2.6 miles.

The second tornado was also an EF-0, and was just north of Eagan.  It had winds up to 75 miles an hour.  It touched down at 11:05 p.m. and was only on the ground for one minute.  This tornado was 50 yards wide, and traveled about a half-mile.

No one was hurt in either tornado, but there was a lot of damage from trees blowing down onto homes.

The National Weather Service says tornadoes in Minnesota in November are extremely rare.  There have only been three others in our state in November since 1931.

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