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Severe Threat Peaks Evening Hours (Tornado Watch until 9 pm; includes MSP metro)

Posted by: Paul Douglas Updated: August 6, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Tennis Ball Size Hail. 3" diameter hail was reported near London, north of Willmar, at 4:35 PM. These storms are pushing southeast, and should impact the MSP metro between 6:30 PM and 8 PM.

 

A Swarm Of Storms. NWS Doppler radar at 5:56 PM shows a particularly severe storm north of Willmar, moving toward Litchfield. This severe storm may enter the Twin Cities metro by 6:30 PM. A squall line of strong/severe storms extends from Mora westward to Brainerd and Alexandria. Here's the latest on the Severe Storm Warning near Willmar:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A


* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...

  EAST CENTRAL KANDIYOHI COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

  NORTHERN MEEKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...


* UNTIL 630 PM CDT


* AT 534 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 12 MILES

  NORTHEAST OF WILLMAR...AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.


  HAZARD...TENNIS BALL SIZE HAIL AND 70 MPH WIND GUSTS.


  SOURCE...LAW ENFORCEMENT.


  IMPACT...PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUTDOORS WILL BE INJURED. EXPECT HAIL

           DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES. EXPECT

           CONSIDERABLE TREE DAMAGE. WIND DAMAGE IS ALSO LIKELY TO

           MOBILE HOMES...ROOFS AND OUTBUILDINGS.


* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...

  LITCHFIELD...HAWICK...ATWATER...MANANNAH...GROVE CITY...DARWIN...

  KINGSTON AND DASSEL.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE DESTRUCTIVE

HAIL CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD

MOVE TO A SHELTER...INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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