Slight Severe T-storm Risk Today Includes MSP Metro
March 6, 2017 — 10:37am
Slight Severe T-storm Threat Today. The slight threat area has shifted north - a few storms may produce hail and damaging winds later today. If a tornado does touch down in the state (1 in 3 shot) it would be the earliest in Minnesota history. Map credit: SPC and Twin Cities National Weather Service.
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