Severe Storms Mankato - St. Peter Area. The Twin Cities office of the NWS has issued a severe storm warning for some quarter-size hail. The storm cluster is moving north at 30 mph, and may impact the Twin Cities between 10 PM and Midnight. More strong to severe storms are lining up from Litchfield to Cambridge, capable of hail and enough rain for localized flash flooding. It looks like a long and noisy night.
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 858 PM CDT WED MAY 7 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CENTRAL BLUE EARTH COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... WEST CENTRAL LE SUEUR COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA... EASTERN NICOLLET COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
* UNTIL 1000 PM CDT
* AT 855 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES SOUTH OF MANKATO...AND MOVING NORTH AT 30 MPH.
HAZARD...QUARTER SIZE HAIL.
IMPACT...DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR... MANKATO AROUND 905 PM CDT. ST PETER AROUND 930 PM CDT.
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE EAGLE LAKE...NORTH MANKATO... MANKATO AIRPORT...KASOTA AND OTTAWA.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.
TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THEY WILL SEND YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES.
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Hey, for what it's worth I'm just as disgusted/frustrated as everyone else. I'm looking forward to an extended streak of 80s and sunshine. It's coming. I think. Not this weekend, mind you. We'll have to be content with 70s Friday and Saturday with a ration of sunshine both days. Sunday may be showery but some clearing is likely Memorial Day with highs holding in the 60s. Not exactly lake-worthy, but we've seen worse.
Monday was salve for the soul - yes, we all needed that. Today will be partly-bleak with showery rains and temperatures stuck in the 50s, but don't despair. We warm up later in the week with a few days in the 70s. Not exactly strip-down-to-your-swimsuit weather, but mild enough for most outdoor plans, especially Friday and Saturday. A real warm front (80s) may show up within a couple of weeks. Summer can arrive anytime now...
Well that sure was fun. Fun as a 5-alarm fire, a salad of poison ivy - maybe a tick in your ice-cream sundae? Sorry for those visuals, but the people I bumped into this weekend were NOT AMUSED. But here's the thing. The weather just is. The sky above your head was set in motion by forces beyond our control - beyond our comprehension. We just get in the way...
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