Tornado Warning issued for Allamakee County Friday, no sightings or damage reported

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning at approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 for the mostly central one-third of Allamakee County, a swath from west of Waukon angling slightly northeast to the Mississippi River equal distance to the north and south of Lansing. The National Weather Service out of La Crosse, WI reported that the warning was issued due to a storm cell located west of Waukon showing radar indication of rotation in its cloud formation, and the warning was issued until 9:15 p.m. with warning sirens sounding in both Waukon and Lansing.

The National Weather Service advised that no reports of a tornado touchdown or sightings of funnel clouds were received, and no damage was reported from the storm that did pass through that area. Those reports were confirmed by the Allamakee County Emergency Management Agency.

That same storm system also prompted several Tornado Warnings for neighboring counties in southwest Wisconsin later in the evening. A small tornado was confirmed near Coon Valley, WI around 8:45 p.m. that same Friday night.

Although much of the remainder of the Memorial Day holiday weekend remained fairly quiet in the area, additional Tornado Warnings were issued for Floyd, Mitchell, Chickasaw, Howard and Winneshiek Counties in Iowa and in Fillmore County in Minnesota Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 between approximately 12:30-3 p.m. Officials did confirm touchdown of a tornado just north of Charles City in Floyd County at approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday and another tornado on the ground between Elma and Lime Springs in Howard County around 1:30 p.m.

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