2016 Saw 4 Tornadoes in Stearns County, 37 Statewide
When it comes to tornadoes, it was a pretty average year in Minnesota. The Minnesota State Climatology Office says we will finish the year with 37 confirmed tornadoes, which is one more than the statewide average.
Four of those tornadoes touched down in Stearns County. On May 25th there was a tornado from St. Anthony to St. Francis. On June 3rd a tornado was spotted near Spring Hill. And, on July 11th there was two tornadoes on in the Watkins to St. Nicholas to Marty area.
Morrison is the only other area county with a confirmed tornado this year, that happened on September 7th which damaged Camp Ripley.