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Severe Storms Race East - Rapid Clearing This Evening

Posted by: Paul Douglas Updated: July 7, 2014 - 6:55 PM

NWS Doppler: 6:45 PM. Radar shows a line of severe storms from Hudson to Hastings and Northfield. There were numerous reports of 1 to 1.5" diameter hail from near Shakopee to Burnsville and Bloomington with these storms. Here's the latest warning from the local Twin Cities NWS:

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
640 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN DAKOTA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  GOODHUE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...
  EAST CENTRAL RICE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  SOUTHWESTERN PEPIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...
  PIERCE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT

* AT 638 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM AFTON STATE PARK TO 7 MILES NORTH OF CANNON FALLS TO
  FARIBAULT...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. TREE DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED WITH THIS  
  STORM.

  IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  RIVER FALLS...RED WING...ELLSWORTH...KINNICKINNIC STATE PARK...
  CANNON FALLS...FRONTENAC STATE PARK...LAKE BYLLESBY...POINT
  DOUGLAS...PRESCOTT...DENNISON...NERSTRAND...MIESVILLE...KENYON...
  WASTEDO...DIAMOND BLUFF...WELCH...BOMBAY...HADER...BELDENVILLE AND
  HAGER CITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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