See the Paths Tornadoes Cut Through Burnsville, Eagan

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.

Deb M November 14, 2012 at 12:27 AM
I like the maps but not being a native Eaganite figuring out exactly the route the tornadoes took is difficult. It would be nice if when maps are posted a reader was able to increase the detail.


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