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     Numerous severe thunderstorms impacted much of central and southern Minnesota during the evening of Sunday, July 9, 2017. There were many reports of very large hail, in excess of 2" in diameter, with one report of a 4" hail stone. In addition, reports from spotters and law enforcement indicated that at least one tornado may have touched down in southern Nicollet and/or northwest Blue Earth Counties. A damage survey team from the National Weather Service reviewed the area of damage and confirmed that two tornadoes occurred: an EF-0 near Courtland in Nicollet County and an EF-1 near Lake Crystal in Blue Earth County.


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