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UPDATE: Tornado near Winona Monday afternoon

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The National Weather Service office in La Crosse confirms the details of a tornado that passed from Minnesota into Wisconsin Monday afternoon.

A survey team reports the tornado was an EF0 with winds of 65 to 85 mph.  It did cause some tree damage in the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge when it struck at 5:20 p.m.  It was only on the ground for about four minutes. 

Other details reported from the team were that the tornado was about 35 yards wide and on the ground from 1/4 to 1/2 mile.  The report says that doesn't include the time the tornado was over the Mississippi River.

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A tornado that crossed from Minnesota into Wisconsin Monday afternoon caused no reported damage or injuries.

The funnel cloud was part of some severe weather that made a quick appearance in the area Monday afternoon. 

The photos in this story are from viewers in the Winona area who witnessed the tornado.

There were reports of funnel clouds, hail, and strong winds elsewhere.  

The National Weather Service is reporting that weather spotters and law enforcement saw a tornado south of the Bluff Siding area near in the Mississippi River backwaters in Buffalo County.  There were no reports of any injuries or any damage as of 6:45 p.m.

Other reports from spotters have seen cloud rotation in Houston County, but no funnel clouds.

Hail was the main feature of the storm cells.  One to two inch diameter hail in Fillmore County was reported to the NWS.  Law enforcement officers near Centerville said ping pong and golf ball sized hail fell. Smaller sized hail was reported in Holmen, Rushford, and Trempealeau.

Wind gusts of 60 miles an hour were also cited by the NWS.

Nearly two inches of rain fell during the storm in the Galesville area.

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