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Tornado Warning set for St. Croix County

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The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a tornado warning for southern St. Croix county. The warning will expire at 3:30 p.m.

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At 241 pm cdt, radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado.

Officials reported a possible funnel cloud near New Richmond.

The most dangerous part of the storm was southwest of River Falls, or about five miles northeast of Prescott, and moving east at 35 mph. Law enforcement reported a rotating wall cloud near Roberts at 245 p.m.

Locations in the warning include, River Falls, Roberts, Hammond and Spring Valley.

When a tornado warning is issued based on radar, it means that strong rotation has been detected in the storm. A tornado may already be on the ground, or is expected to develop shortly.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 400 pm cdt Wednesday afternoon for southern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

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