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Photo: The National Weather Service
Photo: The National Weather Service
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Much of Central Minnesota Under Tornado Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for a large portion of Central Minnesota today (Saturday). The watch is in effect until 11:00 p.m.

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Photo: National Weather Service
Photo: National Weather Service
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Good Chance For Severe Weather in Central Minnesota Saturday

The National Weather Service says there's a good chance Central Minnesota will see severe weather Saturday afternoon/evening. A broken line of thunderstorms will develop over western Minnesota during the middle of the afternoon and will quickly become severe with very large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes possible.

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Severe Storm Hits Morrison County

A severe thunderstorm rolled through Morrison County on Wednesday night.

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Steven Sohlstrom
Steven Sohlstrom
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Tornado Threatens Southern Stearns County

Threats of a tornado had residents in southern Stearns County concerned. A tornado warning was issued around 6:00 p.m. last (Thursday) evening.

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Weak Tornado Touches Down in Southern Minnesota

A weak tornado has damaged an agricultural construction company building site and flattened some farm fields in southern Minnesota.

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Storms Rumble Through Central Minnesota Early Friday Morning

A line of thunderstorms rolled through Central Minnesota early Friday morning. A severe thunderstorm warning was put in place in Western Wright County from 1:30 a.m. to 2:15 a.m.

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Photo from Tim Parochka
Photo from Tim Parochka
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Meteorologists Confirm Tornado Struck West of Twin Cities

The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down near Watertown west of the Twin Cities overnight.

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Storms Threaten But Pass Through Without Damage

A threat of severe weather made its way to the St. Cloud area but quickly dissipated. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of southeastern Stearns County, Meeker County and Western Wright County just after 10:30 p.m.

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Tornado Touchdowns Reported In Western Minnesota

Severe weather has been popping up in western Minnesota, including some reports of tornadoes.

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Benton County Emergency Management Director Jim McDermott explains what happens when severe weather strikes. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Benton County Emergency Management Director Jim McDermott explains what happens when severe weather strikes. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Alerting You During Severe Weather [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we help you stay safe during severe weather at the Benton County Emergency Management Center. It doesn't take long for the skies to turn scary and that's when Jim McDermott and the Benton County Emergency Management Center spring into action.

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