National Weather Service confirms Rankin County tornado

  • National Weather Service confirms Rankin County tornado

National Weather Service confirms Rankin County tornado

The National Weather Service assessment team confirms a tornado struck an area of Texas County Friday night. I spoke to them earlier today and they said due to the large scale of the damage and path of the storms it may take them until late in the day to have a full report.

Around the area, 22 inches of snow was reported in victor as of 3 p.m. Sunday, with 15.6 inches reported in Huron, 14.1 inches in Burke, along with 16.5 inches in Kennebec, according to the NWS.

The storm damaged a roof, a carport and trees in the area.

The EF1 tornado, with estimated maximum wind speeds of 105 miles per hour, was on the ground for less than one minute.

Since 10 p.m. Friday, Wisconsin Public Service crews have restored power to about 24,000 customers in northeastern and north central Wisconsin, said Matt Cullen, senior communications specialist. St. Cloud was at 4.7 inches, up from 3.6 inches. Enbridge made a decision to shut down the twin pipelines until weather conditions improve in the Straits of Mackinac, which links Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, Duffy said.

What, 15 inches of snow wasn't enough? Snow amounts will not be anywhere near this past weekend but Cable is forecasting 2 to 5 inches of snow in Sioux Falls.

Hundreds of flights have been canceled in Minneapolis as a deadly storm system sweeps across the central US, bringing heavy snowfall, powerful winds and rain to several states.

The storm system prompted Enbridge Energy to temporarily shutter twin oil and gas pipelines in MI that may have been recently damaged by a ship anchor strike. No travel was advised throughout the area through Saturday night and into Sunday morning.