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    75°Hi RealFeel® 80° Precipitation 25%
    Mostly cloudy and humid
    • Winds from the
    • SE 8 mph
    • Gusts: 17 mph
    • Max UV Index: 4 (Moderate)
    • Thunderstorms: 24%
    • Precipitation: 0 in
    • Rain: 0 in
    • Snow: 0 in
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    • Hours of Precipitation: 0 hrs
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    64°Lo RealFeel® 61° Precipitation 85%
    Periods of rain, some heavy, and a thunderstorm early on; humid; watch for flooding
    • Winds from the
    • S 7 mph
    • Gusts: 13 mph
    • Max UV Index: N/A
    • Thunderstorms: 30%
    • Precipitation: 0.79 in
    • Rain: 0.79 in
    • Snow: 0 in
    • Ice: 0 in
    • Hours of Precipitation: 8 hrs
    • Hours of Rain: 8 hrs

    Temperature History

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      Today Normal Record 8/16/2016
    High 75° 80° N/A 81°
    Low 64° 61° N/A 64°

    Sunrise/Sunset

    • Sunrise: 6:17 AM
    • Sunset: 8:20 PM
    • Duration: 14:03 hr

    Moonrise/Moonset

    • Moonrise: 1:00 AM
    • Moonset: 3:59 PM
    • Duration: 14:59 hr
    Astronomy

    FOX 9 Minneapolis Headlines

    Summer storms lead to four tornado touchdowns in south central Minnesota

    A tornado touched down briefly near Nicollet, Minn. just before 5:00 Wednesday, with officials in the area calling for residents to take cover immediately before two more touchdowns were confirmed nearby.

    The National Weather service announced the first touchdown just northwest of Mankato in a tweet, citing law enforcement in the area that saw the funnel.

    4:52 PM: Law enforcement in Nicollet Co. reports tornado on ground just E of Nicollet near Hwy 99. Take cover now! #mnwx

    -- NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) August 16, 2017 I can confirm a touchdown near Nicollet. #mnwx pic.twitter.com/LG6M71iIxb

    -- Brandon Lewis (@Brandon_L_Lewis) August 16, 2017

    Pictures and video posted to Twitter by users in the area show the first touchdown in a rural area about 3 miles south of Nicollet, with the national weather service confirming another tornado on the ground just north of New Sweden near Highway 22 and County Road 111 around 5:35 p.m.

    The third touchdown was announced near the line between Nicollet and Sibley Counties, moving north at speeds up to 20 miles per hour toward the towns of Gaylord and Winthrop.

    5:42 PM: Spotter reports tornado on ground near Hwy 22 at Nicollet and Sibley Co. line, moving N. #mnwx

    -- NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) August 16, 2017 Another touchdown! pic.twitter.com/tVMnF2fUuL

    -- Brandon Lewis (@Brandon_L_Lewis) August 16, 2017

    A tornado warning was issued previously for the area that expired at 5:45 p.m., with the storm tracking northwest at speeds close to 30 miles per hour.

    NEW; Tornado Warning WNW of Mankato, storm tracking north at 30 MPH #stayskyaware @myfox9 pic.twitter.com/JLmjCsSmHe

    -- ian leonard (@ian_leonard) August 16, 2017

    A new warning was then updated for Sibley County until 7:30 p.m., with the tornado moving northwest over Highway 22 over Winthrop, Minn. and a fourth touchdown confirmed over Gaylord, Minn. moving northeast at 15 mph. along a similar path.

    County and local officials have not confirmed reports of damage in the area.

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