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