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Metro Residents: Time To Seek Shelter (large hail, potentially damaging winds next 60-90 minutes)

Posted by: Paul Douglas Updated: August 6, 2013 - 7:29 PM

Primary Risk: Large Hail - Damaging Winds. NWS Doppler at 7:28 PM. You can see the trailing gust front from this supercell pushing into the metro area. NWS Doppler is estimating 1-2" diameter hail with this cell. Stay alert - no reports of confirmed tornadoes, but this can't be ruled out as this especially severe storm pushes across the metro. Latest from MPX NWS:

702 PM CDT TUE AUG 6 2013


...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR HENNEPIN AND

NORTHERN CARVER COUNTIES UNTIL 745 PM CDT...


AT 659 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 10 MILES NORTH OF

WACONIA...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.


HAZARD...PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.


SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.


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

         DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES. 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...INDEPENDENCE...ST BONIFACIUS...MINNETRISTA...

MAPLE PLAIN...LORETTO...CORCORAN...MOUND...ORONO...MEDINA AND

VICTORIA.


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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