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Potential For Half Dollar Size Hail - Gusts To 60 MPH (metro warnings posted)

Posted by: Paul Douglas Updated: August 6, 2013 - 7:01 PM

Time To Pull The Car Into The Garage. The supercell out ahead of the main squall line has a history of large hail and winds gusting into the 60-70 mph range. Warnings now extend into Hennepin County. Here's the latest from the Twin Cities NWS:

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

653 PM CDT TUE AUG 6 2013


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A


* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...

  NORTHERN CARVER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

  HENNEPIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...


* UNTIL 745 PM CDT


* AT 649 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 10 MILES SOUTH OF

  BUFFALO...AND MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.


  HAZARD...HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.


  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.


  IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO

           ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.


* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...

  MINNEAPOLIS...EXCELSIOR...MAPLE GROVE...MINNETONKA...PLYMOUTH...THE

  LAKE MINNETONKA AREA...EDEN PRAIRIE...ST LOUIS PARK...

  BLOOMINGTON...TWIN CITIES AIRPORT...GREENFIELD...INDEPENDENCE...ST

  BONIFACIUS...MINNETRISTA...MAPLE PLAIN...LORETTO...MOUND...

  CORCORAN...ORONO AND MEDINA.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


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

BUILDING.


IF ON OR NEAR AREA LAKES INCLUDING LAKE MINNETONKA...GET AWAY FROM

THE WATER AND MOVE TO SHELTER. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE

CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. BOATS CAN BE SWAMPED BY

LARGE CAPSIZING WAVES...EVEN ON SMALL BODIES OF WATER. MOVE INTO

DOCK AND SEEK SAFE SHELTER NOW.

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