Severe Storm Warnings Posted for Twin Cities Metro
July 7, 2014 — 5:48pm
Severe Storm Warnings Southwest Metro. NWS Doppler radar at 5:44 PM shows severe storms pushing across the south metro, where winds may gust over 60 mph with 1"+ diameter hail. Stating the obvious: rush hour will be a mess, and some tree damage and subsequent power outages are possible with this squall line. A Severe Storm Watch is in effect for much of southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, until midnight: Details on the latest warning from NOAA:
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 541 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CARVER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... WESTERN LE SUEUR COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... EASTERN MCLEOD COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA... NORTHERN NICOLLET COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... WESTERN SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... EASTERN SIBLEY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
* UNTIL 630 PM CDT
* AT 538 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 14 MILES NORTH OF GLENCOE TO 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF GAYLORD TO 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF NEW ULM...AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL.
IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... ST PETER...SHAKOPEE...WACONIA...MN VALLEY STATE REC AREA... VICTORIA...CHASKA...CHANHASSEN...NEW SWEDEN...NEW ROME...NEW GERMANY...HOLLYWOOD...HAMBURG...NORWOOD/YOUNG AMERICA...MAYER... RUSH RIVER...COLOGNE...LAKE WACONIA...NORSELAND...BELLE PLAINE AND HENDERSON.
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If you are heading out to any Aquatennial events during the afternoon/evening Saturday, you might want to pay attention to the weather as severe storms will be possible. Click through for more details. - D.J. Kayser
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Today will be oppressive, miserable and vaguely awe-inspiring. After shivering half the year it's amazing (at least to me) that it can get this hot in Minnesota....ever. There's a shot at 100-degree air temperatures in the metro area with a dew point of 80F, making it feel like 110 to 115F. This is about as nasty as it gets - dew points drop a notch Friday and by Sunday we'll all be breathing easier...
The next 72 hours will be an acquired taste. At some point you may scratch your head and wonder (out loud) how it can possibly get this hot at our northerly latitude. A wave of incandescent heat arrives today, peaks Thursday, and then recedes over the weekend. Thursday evening heat indices may top 110F, increasing the risk of spontaneous combustion. Be careful out there.
Monday was about as pleasant as it's going to be this week. Humidity levels go up a notch today with highs near 90F, an influx of heat sparking a few T-storms later today into early Wednesday. And then the serious heat arrives with heat indices as high as 105-115 Wednesday into Thursday. Friday should be the last beastly-hot day; a wind shift to the north bringing welcome relief to Minnesota over the weekend.