Severe Storm Warnings South Metro. The squall line is looking more impressive, capable of nickel size hail and wind gusts over 60 mph. 1" hail was reported near Shakopee with this line of severe storms. NWS Doppler radar at 6:06 PM. Details on the latest warning from NOAA:
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 550 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHERN DAKOTA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... NORTHEASTERN SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
* UNTIL 630 PM CDT
* AT 548 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BURNSVILLE...AND MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.
HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. 1 INCH HAIL WAS REPORTED NEAR SHAKOPEE.
IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR... EAGAN AROUND 555 PM CDT.
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE SOUTH ST PAUL AIRPORT...INVER GROVE HEIGHTS...ROSEMOUNT...COATES...ST PAUL PARK...GREY CLOUD TOWNSHIP...VERMILLION...COTTAGE GROVE...HASTINGS AND POINT DOUGLAS.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.
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February is the bleakest month for many of us - March can't come fast enough. Sure it snows in March, but snow usually melts within a day or 2, and temperatures reach the 30s and 40s - almost a bargain compared to January. Then again, the Twin Cities has cold weather boasting rights for the USA - 5th coldest (big) city in the world? Bold North indeed.
Snow falls north of the MSP metro area Sunday, but we're still on track for a couple inches of slush Monday. By the time the system really gets going, fueled with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, it'll be too far east for heavy amounts here. Another coating of flakes Tuesday gives way to blue sky by midweek. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
A little snow and ice is possible this morning, but most of the significant snow on Sunday will fall over central and northern Minnesota. There's another chance of snow Monday, when an inch or two may fall on the metro, but this may wind up being more of a nuisance event for the immediate Twin Cities, but plowable over parts of central and northern Minnesota.
Admit it, 30s feel pretty good. Imagine what 50F or 60F will feel like. Today will feel more like late January, although blue sky and a higher sun angle will help to remove some of the sting. A clipper may spark a coating of snow Saturday, a warmer front dropping some accumulating snow on northern Minnesota Sunday. Monday's snow event looks less impressive, but a little slush is possible as we start the work week.