Two "EF0" tornadoes touched down in Burnsville and Eagan on Saturday night, with sustained wind speeds between 70 to 80 mph.
The two weak tornadoes that touched down in Burnsville and Eagan spent a combined total of 4 minutes on the ground, and covered a swath of ground that spanned several miles in Dakota County, according to the National Weather Service. On Monday, the weather service released maps of the tracks the tornadoes took through both communities. The tornadoes, which had sustained wind speeds between 70 and 80 mph, were rated "EF0" on the Enhanced Fujita scale. In addition to tornado damage, 75-mph straight-line winds tore a swath through Mendota Heights. Click on the images attached to this article for a look at the storms' paths.
The tornadoes touched down briefly in Burnsville and Eagan on Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us A rare November thunderstorm on Saturday night spawned two weak tornadoes, which touched briefly down in Burnsville and Eagan, according to a National Weather Service storm report. The first tornado spun up northeast of the intersection of County Road 5 and McAndrews Road in Burnsville around 10:58 p.m., according to weather service officials. The tornado, an "EF0" on the Fujita scale, had maximum wind speeds of 80 mph. As the storm cell tracked northeast, the tornado blew down numerous trees and power lines and bent a stop sign all the way to the ground, the weather service said. It dissipated just southwest of the intersection of Burnsville Parkway…