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Stormy weather graces Glenville

Published 10:35am Monday, June 2, 2014

Freeborn County was in a tornado warning for a short spell Sunday afternoon when thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

Weak tornadoes were reported near Madelia and Gaylord along with others south of the border near Buffalo Center, Wesley, Rock Falls and Manly.

As of this morning, no major damage has been reported.

Hail fell in Glenville, and the city suffered high water. According to the National Weather Service, 2.75 inches of rain fell there Sunday, largely thanks to a series of storm cells passing through. Austin had 2.39 inches and witnessed street flooding, too. Albert Lea had just shy of three-quarters of an inch.

The tornado warning issued for Freeborn County came at 1:43 p.m. and lasted until 2:15 p.m. It stated people in the communities of Glenville, Myrtle and London should take cover.

“A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located six miles northwest of Northwood, and moving east at 25 mph,” the warning stated.

A tornado never formed. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for counties to the east.

Strong winds knocked down power poles and tree branches in Waseca. A roof was blown off a house near Red Wing. Winnebago, in Faribault County north of Blue Earth, reported 6 1/2 inches falling Sunday.