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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Snow lovers were getting a little discouraged watching a parade of Nor'easters pounding the northeast with heavy snow. So we get a little taste ourselves late Friday into Saturday morning, with heaviest amounts setting up from west central Minnesota into south central and southeastern Minnesota. The metro will be brushed with slush, but (increasingly) it's looking like a near-miss for MSP.
This is just Mother Nature's way of keeping things interesting. The odds of a Tournament Storm are increasing for late Friday into Saturday morning, especially south/west of the Twin Cities. Whatever falls will pretty much melt within a day or two, and it won't be as much as the snowy clobbering in the northeastern USA, but it's a reminder that spring in Minnesota is only a theory...
A forecast of "6 more weeks of winter" on February 2 - at our latitude - has a very high probability of verifying. No great surprise, but we'll just have to be content with (mostly) 40s in the coming days. A few 50s sprinkled in to keep us moderately sane, but nothing remotely resembling a warm front. I'm relieved, no mosquitoes, wicked thunderstorms or mulching duties anytime soon...whew.
We're down to a trace of snow (officially at MSP International) but I still have 3-4 foot piles of snow in my yard, and they won't be going anywhere anytime soon, it seems. Our slow meltdown drags on - no 50s or 60s imminent, but rain late in the week may accelerate melting. Today the atmosphere is cold enough for a coating of slush by tonight; maybe a couple inches west and southwest of MSP
A round of light snow is expected Monday Night into Tuesday, with the highest amounts (up to 3") across western Minnesota. Highs in the 30s and 40s are expected this week, and we're keeping an eye on a late week/early weekend storm. Click for details! - D.J. Kayser