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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The mercury approaches 90F later Sunday before a sluggish front arrives with heavy showers & T-storms Sunday night and Monday, with close to an inch of rain. Daytime highs hold in the 60s this week; nights dipping into the 40s. This freakish July weather-rewind will give way to jackets soon. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
94F yesterday in the Twin Cities with a heat index of 101F? On the first day of autumn? Pretty amazing for late September. Expect more 80s today and Sunday with tropical dew points and scattered T-storms. Enjoy our summer flashback (or not) because cooler, cleaner, Canadian air returns next week, when it will finally feel like fall again.
You may have a huh-what? moment later today as temperatures surge into the low 90s with dew points in the low 70s. Perfectly normal for early July, but late September? Considering we could be experiencing flurries and frost in late September consider it a gift; one more chance to sweat it out. 80s and T-storms spill into the weekend before the inevitable cool-down next week. More on Maria, which has left behind a trail of destruction. I have a very bad feeling about Puerto Rico. Many who survived the storm may not survive the aftermath.
Once again, let's all refrain from whining about the humidity or the storms or the bug - or the inevitable cold fronts. Not after seeing the photos and videos from Puerto Rico and the St. Croix. Staggering levels of flooding and wind damage from Maria, which (mercifully) should take a track just east of the USA mainland. What a season...
Tuesday wasn't hard to take: lukewarm with some sunshine and a nice breeze. About as good as it gets in September, or any month. Storms should clear out by late morning as we salvage a nice Wednesday afternoon. A hot front arrives later in the week; 90F not out of the question over southern Minnesota Friday afternoon. Saturday looks hot and sticky with a growing chance of showers and storms into Tuesday of next week as a front limps across the state. Small potatoes compared to what residents of Puerto Rico are bracing for - pretty much a worst-case scenario for the island as Category 5 Hurricane Maria arrives today.