Weather Forecast

A tree fell onto a truck in downtown Ottertail as a result of Monday night's severe storms. East Otter Tail County was hit hard by high winds, and the NationalWeather Service is investigating a possible tornado.

Possible tornado in East Otter Tail County

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Overnight storms Monday left trees and power lines down throughout East Otter Tail County. Docks, boats and pontoons on Big Pine Lake, Rush Lake and others were flipped or damaged.


The National Weather Service estimated that winds in the area could have reached as high as 90 mph.

"Damage reports indicate winds anywhere between 60 and 80 mph - maybe even 90 mph," said Meteorologist Jim Kaiser. "That's based on pictures we've seen, not any sort of investigation."

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