WINDOM (KMHL) – Weather officials have confirmed that a tornado did touchdown in Windom Saturday shortly after 6 p.m.
The National Weather Service rated the storm as an EF-0 (the lowest rating on the tornado intensity scale). Weather officials made the designation based on evidence that was submitted by Cottonwood County Emergency Management.
The storm hit around 6:15 p.m. on the west side of the community. It’s path included Cottonwood Lake, 15th Street and the Cottonwood County Fairgrounds.
The heaviest damage was done at the fairgrounds. The county fair board says six different buildings were damaged. Fair officials said roughly half the roof was ripped off the children’s barnyard building, while other buildings had minor roof damage. There was also possible structural damage done to the hog barn.
Despite the damage, fair officials say the fair will go on this week as scheduled.