Severe Storms Approaching Metro (risk of 1-2" diameter hail, isolated tornado)
August 6, 2013 — 6:43pm
1.8" Diameter Hail. That's what Doppler radar is estimating on the cell east of Litchfield, pushing southeast, toward Hennepin County. Time to move the party indoors (and get off the lake!) Details on the Severe Storm Warning for Wright County:
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
624 PM CDT TUE AUG 6 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN WRIGHT COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
* UNTIL 715 PM CDT
* AT 622 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 11 MILES EAST OF
LITCHFIELD...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.
HAZARD...PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL AND 70 MPH WIND GUSTS.
IMPACT...PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUTDOORS WILL BE INJURED. EXPECT HAIL
DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES. EXPECT
CONSIDERABLE TREE DAMAGE. WIND DAMAGE IS ALSO LIKELY TO
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