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Tornado warning issued for parts of Renville and Redwood counties until 6:15 p.m., funnel cloud reported southwest of Fairfax

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The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a tornado warning for southeastern Renville, southwestern Sibley, east central Redwood, northeastern Brown and western Nicollet counties in west central Minnesota until 6:15 p.m.

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At 5:32 p.m., a trained weather spotters reported a funnel cloud six miles southwest of Fairfax.

RADAR SHOWED THE SEVERE STORM MOVING

EAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...

NEW ULM...

FAIRFAX...

ST GEORGE...

GIBBON...

LAFAYETTE...

KLOSSNER...

WINTHROP...

COURTLAND...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 MIDNIGHT CDT SATURDAY MORNING FOR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

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