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Four tornadoes hit area in Tuesday's storms

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Flattened crops near Lake City, Minnesota following a tornado and straight line winds that hit Tuesday night. Flattened crops near Lake City, Minnesota following a tornado and straight line winds that hit Tuesday night.
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The National Weather Service said Wednesday that four confirmed tornadoes touched down in the region during Tuesday's storms.

They said there were touchdowns near Lake City, Minnesota; Cream, Wisconsin, near Waumandee, Wisconsin, and near Retreat, Wisconsin. 

Although destructive to trees and buildings, no one was injured or killed in the tornadoes.


The National Weather Service said an EF-1 tornado did touch down in Wabasha County,  but was only on the ground for 0.2 mile and 20 yards wide. It touched down at approximately 8:28 p.m. Wind gusts of up to 93 miles per hour uprooted trees and scattered large branches across roads.

The tornado near Cream was also rated an EF-1 with winds of 100 mph. While on the ground for only a half-mile, it was 300 yards wide at one point according to the NWS. That tornado destroyed a machine shed.

A hunting building was damaged with the tornado near Waumandee in Buffalo County. It was classified as an EF-1 tornado with winds of 105 mph. 

The tornado that touched down near Retreat in Vernon County was on the ground for 1.5 miles. Rated an EF-0, it had winds of 80 mph and downed trees in the area. 

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