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Second Wave of Strong/Severe Storms Coming (Storm Watch until 4 PM)

Posted by: Paul Douglas Updated: September 19, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Severe Storm Doubleheader. NWS Doppler at 10:45 AM. The first wave of 60 mph winds and 1-2" diamter (at least penny size) swept across Hennepin County - severe storm warnings are still posted from near St. Cloud into the far northern suburbs. A second squall line may interact with the outflow boundary from the first surge of storms, sparking more strong to severe storms for the rest of the metro area by midday. Stay alert. Here is the latest NWS Warning:

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

954 AM CDT THU SEP 19 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...

  NORTHWESTERN ANOKA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

  SOUTHWESTERN ISANTI COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

  SHERBURNE COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

* UNTIL 1045 AM CDT

* AT 950 AM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES EAST OF

  LAKE MARIA STATE PARK...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

  HAZARD...QUARTER 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...

  ELK RIVER...BIG LAKE...SAND DUNES STATE FOREST...SHERBURNE NATIONAL

  WILDLIFE REFUGE...ZIMMERMAN...CEDAR...ST FRANCIS AND BETHEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND

LIGHTNING. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A WELL-BUILT STRUCTURE. STAY AWAY FROM

WINDOWS.

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