Yep, St. Michael tornado confirmed [VIDEO]
It's not a tornado until the National Weather Service says it's a tornado, so now we can say for sure that the funnel cloud caught on camera the other evening in St. Michael was the real deal.
The tornado touched down in St. Michael.
The same storm that sent us running for cover from massive hail stones, and prompted sirens all over the Twin Cities, touched off the EF-1 twister.
That's the least powerful rating the weather service gives a tornado, but the twister's 90 mph winds were enough to rip the garage off one family's house.
The tornado touched down just east of the intersection of County Roads 34 and 120 and tracked north-northeast for 3.1 miles. The only time it deviated from this track was toward the end of its existence, when it made a slight turn toward the north-northwest and intensified. After hitting the house, it turned back toward the north-northeast and quickly dissipated.
There's probably going to plenty more where that came from, since we now live in the state that leads the country in tornado touchdowns.
One family caught the St. Michael storm on camera and sent the clip to Fox 9.
"There's a tornado right there," you can hear someone say in the background. "Holy motherf....."
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