Straight-Line Wind Damage Potential. Doppler radar at 8:31 pm shows a squall line of severe storms racing east at 40 mph. The risk is from straight-line winds, possibly gusting as high as 80 mph. Take precautions now.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
811 PM CDT SUN JUL 10 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHERN KANDIYOHI COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  NORTHERN MEEKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  CENTRAL STEARNS COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 806 PM CDT...RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN
  EXCESS OF 80 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE           
  EXTENDING FROM SAUK CENTRE TO KERKHOVEN...AND MOVING EAST AT 40    
  MPH. CONTINUE TO STAY ALERT FOR POSSIBLE TORNADO WARNINGS.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  SUNBURG...
  NEW LONDON...
  SPICER...
  HAWICK...
  PAYNESVILLE...
  ALBANY...
  FARMING...
  ROSCOE...
  HOLDINGFORD...
  MANANNAH...
  AVON...
  RICHMOND...
  GROVE CITY...
  EDEN VALLEY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS
STORM...PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DESTRUCTIVE WINDS...WHICH CAN UPROOT
TREES...DOWN POWER LINES...AND CAUSE DAMAGE TO ROOFS AND WINDOWS.
EVACUATE MOBILE HOMES AS THEY MAY BE OVERTURNED. LARGE HAIL IS ALSO
EXPECTED...WHICH CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO VEHICLES AND WINDOWS. SEEK
SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR NO ADVANCE
WARNING. PREPARE TO MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE
SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS. SEEK
SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT WIND OR HAIL DAMAGE TO THE NEAREST LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY...FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

 

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