Winds gusted to about 60 mph Sunday in Minneapolis

  • Updated: June 17, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Chelsea Miller kep an eye on her daughters, Madi and Luci, left, who were exploring a tree that had fallen across E. 34th St. near their home Sunday evening. Her husband, Greg, left, was with them.

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Wind gusts of around 60 miles per hour were recorded Sunday as a fast-moving storm moved scattershot through the metro area. Wind speed of 58 mph is considered severe.

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen received reports of scattered damage around the metro area — an uprooted tree in Plymouth, a large branch down in Chanhassen and other such damage, said meteorologist Bill Borghoff.

The wind developed because the ground was dry and light rain evaporated near the surface, Borghoff said.

The evaporation cooled the air, causing it to sink to the ground, which created the wind, he said. Laurie Blake

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  • Greg Miller helped his daughter, Madi, down after she and her sister, Luci, scrambled over a tree that fell across E. 34th Street in south Minneapolis Sunday.

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