Again with the weather!
So, it’s going to be one of those weekends. More storms are on the way and here at the News Cut Woodbury bureau, we’re torn between wanting to cut the grass before heavy storms roll in, and being that guy — the first one early on a Saturday to crank up a lawnmower. I’m not without entertainment, however. I’m watching my neighbor starting up her lawn sprinkler, and I’m wondering why she doesn’t see the calamitous clouds above her.
Judging by the different hues of her lawn, she or her husband have made the typical “young homeowner” mistake: “If the fertilizer instructions say set the spreader at ’6,” setting it at ’12′ will be twice as good.” They’re about to learn another lesson: Water isn’t going to make the mistake go away.
But back to the news. The National Weather Service
has posted some severe thunderstorm warnings for the region says:
(As of 6:27 p.m.) Flash flood warningsn the far southeast corner of Minnesota and into Wisconsin. Evening rains could be as much as 3 inches. The warning is in effect until the early morning hours.(See map).
A flash flood watch is also in effect for SE Minn, a slightly wider area from around Redwood Falls, Mankato, over to Rochester south. That’s until 10 Sunday morning.
We’re told to expect “dime-sized” hail. A week ago, the hail was the size of a half-dollar, which just goes to show you the state of the American currency right now.