Tornado Confirmed in the County
The crazy weather Sunday yielded at least one confirmed tornado touchdown.
As it was soaking up the sun Sunday much of the state was watching some crazy weather. I have a camp up north on St. Froid Lake. I've seen golf ball sized hail, intense lightning and ear splitting thunder up there. The weather is pretty incredible in the county! I have severe weather updates sent to my phone so I can keep tabs on my camp. It was pretty strange seeing a tornado warning in effect for the area.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado did touch down two miles north of Eagle Lake. The twister left a trail 80 yards long and nearly 50 yards wide. The tornado touched down at 3:05 Sunday afternoon with winds at about 70 MPH. There was no damage to any structures.
Records dating back to 1954 show a total of 27 other tornadoes have roared through the county. One F2 tornado in 1958 left a 17 mile track, stopping just shy of St. Froid Lake.