Potential For Half Dollar Size Hail - Gusts To 60 MPH (metro warnings posted)
August 6, 2013 — 7:01pm
Time To Pull The Car Into The Garage. The supercell out ahead of the main squall line has a history of large hail and winds gusting into the 60-70 mph range. Warnings now extend into Hennepin County. Here's the latest from the Twin Cities NWS:
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
653 PM CDT TUE AUG 6 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN CARVER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
HENNEPIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
* UNTIL 745 PM CDT
* AT 649 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 10 MILES SOUTH OF
BUFFALO...AND MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.
HAZARD...HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.
IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
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