Weather Forecast


Funnel cloud spotted over Hastings, Hampton

Jennifer Strode took this photo from the Hastings YMCA.1 / 12
Gary Iocco took this photograph of the activity from the industrial park.2 / 12
David Cook of Hastings took this photo near St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.3 / 12
Elle Hinkemeyer took this photograph west of Hampton from Goodwin Avenue at about 1:10 p.m.4 / 12
Maria Therres took this photo from Vermillion looking toward Hampton.5 / 12
Alicia Duerkop took this photo of the funnel cloud. The Pleasant Hill Library is pictured in the foreground.6 / 12
Christaphor Reinardy took this photo south of Hastings near LeRoy Avenue.7 / 12
Denny Beck took this photo near Hampton.8 / 12
Angela Morschen took this photo in Hastings.9 / 12
Taylor Burr took this photo from Vets Park in Hastings.10 / 12
Heather Caauwe took this photo from Highway 316 looking west.11 / 12
Julie Theriault snapped this photo from the Regina Medical Center parking lot.12 / 12
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Funnel cloud spotted over Hastings, Hampton
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

A small funnel cloud was spotted over Hastings at about 12:45 p.m. Monday. The sighting prompted several weather sirens to sound.

It does not appear as though the funnel touched down at any point, but that has not yet been confirmed.

If you have more photos or videos of the storm, please send them to

Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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