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Update: Tornado spotted near New England

Submitted Photo by Kathy Lentz A funnel cloud was spotted near New England, shown here on Wednesday.

A tornado was spotted near New England Wednesday.

Photos sent to The Dickinson Press showed funnel clouds appearing in the Hettinger County town. There was no confirmation that the tornados touched down.

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The National Weather Service  issued a tornado warning for parts of Adams and Hettinger county after reports of a funnel cloud was seen just before 4 p.m.

“We’ve received multiple reports of a funnel cloud, looks like 6 miles west of Regent,” meteorologist Adam Jones said.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 8 miles southwest of Regent, moving east at 20 mph, according to NWS. The weather service expected that damaging winds could damage or destroy mobile homes, and flying debris would become dangerous to those without shelter.

Jones said NWS-Bismarck hasn’t confirmed a tornado touchdown. He said the system appears to be moving east-northeast. The warning expired at 5 p.m.

Adams County is still in a thunderstorm warning until 5:47 p.m. The storm is still capable of producing a tornado, according to NWS.

Stay tuned for updates.

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