PHOTOS: Funnel clouds in Dakota County, Minnesota - KMSP-TV

Why no tornado warning was issued for these funnel clouds

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HASTINGS, Minn. (KMSP) -

Storms produced weak funnel clouds near Hastings, Minn. just before 1 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service said no tornado warning was issued because these funnel clouds will not touch the ground and will not cause any damage. VIEW PHOTOS

Here are 3 scenarios that will trigger an outdoor warning siren in Dakota County:

- Tornado warning or severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service

- Upon request by a law enforcement officer (city specific)

- Radiological emergency (inside the portion of the county that is in the 10 mile emergency planning zone for the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant at the direction of the State of Minnesota. This is only for a small portion of the county and not the entire county.)

 VIEW + PRINT: FOX 9 tornado emergency checklist

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