Tornadoes touch down in area during Wednesday afternoon storms 17 Aug 17

The National Weather Service received 8 confirmed tornado resports during Wednesday’s storms. The first report came in around 4:30 p.m. afternoon near Lake Crystal. The final report of tornado came in just after 6:30 p.m. The National Weather Service is working to confirm the actual number of tornado touch downs. All of the reports were in Nicollet, Blue Earth and Sibley Counties and tornado sightings reported near Nicollet, New Sweden, Gaylord and Winthrop. No injuries were reported in the storms. The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office reported damage on a farm site south of Nicollet near the intersection of County Road 23 and County Road 25. Just north of New Sweden a tornado took down a barn leaving exposed electrical wires and trapping the homeowners in a nearby house until it was deemed safe. Redwood Falls is reporting 9 inches of rain fell during the Wednesday afternoon storms.