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Severe Storms Approaching Metro (risk of 1-2" diameter hail, isolated tornado)

Posted by: Paul Douglas Updated: August 6, 2013 - 6:43 PM

1.8" Diameter Hail. That's what Doppler radar is estimating on the cell east of Litchfield, pushing southeast, toward Hennepin County. Time to move the party indoors (and get off the lake!) Details on the Severe Storm Warning for Wright County: 

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

624 PM CDT TUE AUG 6 2013


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A


* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...

  SOUTHERN WRIGHT COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...


* UNTIL 715 PM CDT


* AT 622 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 11 MILES EAST OF

  LITCHFIELD...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.


  HAZARD...PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL AND 70 MPH WIND GUSTS.


  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.


  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...

  COKATO...SMITH LAKE...HOWARD LAKE...RASSAT...WAVERLY...MONTROSE...

  DELANO AND ROCKFORD.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


REMAIN ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE TORNADO! TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY

FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU SPOT A TORNADO GO AT ONCE INTO THE

BASEMENT OR SMALL CENTRAL ROOM IN A STURDY STRUCTURE.


FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A

BUILDING.

 

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