"Hailers". NWS Doppler at 6:18 PM. 1.5" diameter hail has been reported in Bloomington and Burnsville, the most severe T-storms pushing across the south metro. Here's the latetest Severe Storm Warning valid until 7 PM for much of the southern Twin Cities. Most of the storms will be out of the metro by 8 PM. Details from NOAA:
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 613 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... DAKOTA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... SOUTHEASTERN HENNEPIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... NORTHEASTERN LE SUEUR COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... NORTHERN RICE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... EASTERN SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... SOUTHWESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
* UNTIL 700 PM CDT
* AT 612 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM EDINA TO 6 MILES WEST OF BURNSVILLE TO LE CENTER... AND MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL.
IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... MSP INTL AIRPORT...BURNSVILLE...FARIBAULT...RICHFIELD...MALL OF AMERICA...FORT SNELLING...EAGAN...LAKEVILLE...NORTHFIELD...CREDIT RIVER...VESELI...KILKENNY...LONSDALE...APPLE VALLEY...MENDOTA HEIGHTS...SOUTH ST PAUL AIRPORT...WEBSTER...ELKO NEW MARKET... SUNFISH LAKE AND LAKEVILLE AIRPORT.
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Looking back many of us will consider this the good 'ol days - back when temperatures were comfortable - back when neighbors weren't whining about the dew point. A July-like spell of heat and humidity is coming, and by the weekend heat indices may be well into the 90s. You wanted summer? You earned a real summer. And it's coming.
Today was a little on the cool side, although the observed high of 71F is average for May 21. A big shout-out to volunteer weather observers who collect data for NOAA NCDC's COOP program - details in the blog. A hot front is brewing for late week and the weekend. Yes, it may be good time for holiday weekend plans. There, I just jinxed the forecast.
A stray shower is possible today, but amounts will be light - enough to settle the dust. Temperatures & dew points creep up as the week goes on; more numerous T-storms Wednesday into Friday. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
A very nice spring day is expected Sunday as highs will climb to around 70 with a mix of sun and clouds. Rain chances do return next week, and parts of the state could certainly use a bit of rain at the moment. Click for more details! - D.J. Kayser
Many of us got our obligatory ration of rainwater last night as the first line of T-storms rumbled across the area. It was good hearing the sound of rain on the roof - we needed it. Expect a cloudier, cooler pattern over the weekend with a chance of a shower, but significant rains remain over far southern Minnesota and Iowa. Again.