Damage surveyors have confirmed that at least two tornadoes were spawned by the severe line of thunderstorms that ripped through the southern Twin Cities suburbs early Friday morning.
Specific details about tornado strength and how long they were on the ground will be released following more surveying, but the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service has confirmed one tornado struck northeast Burnsville near Highway 13 and Cliff Road, while another touched down in Apple Valley near Highway 77 and 145th Street.
“Our survey teams will continue to investigate areas of storm damage in Lakeville, Savage, and Henderson this evening. Survey results will be finalized after they return to the office later tonight,” the NWS Twin Cities said in a tweet.
Meteorologist Tanner Verstegen pointed out precisely where the tornadoes were, and based on the radar imagery he supplied, they happened simultaneously.
You can get a better look at the storm damage across the metro area via the photo gallery here.