Quiet now – becoming volatile

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Visible satellite image from mid morning.

Checking the latest weather parameters it appears that this extensive sunshine will broil over into a very unstable airmass this afternoon. Strong thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and possibility of tornadoes will become more likely from mid afternoon into the evening.

The best chance for severe weather will be from about Montevideo to Hutchinson to Northfield and points south. However, the Twin Cities is in the threat area.

Keep your hear to the radio and an eye to the sky as the afternoon progesses. I’m starting to feel something bad in the air.

here’s your go to page to get a heads up from the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.

Updates throughout the day and on ATC this afternoon.

CE

  • Chris

    Craig,

    During the last round of storms it seemed like they ‘dodged’ the Twin Cities. At one point, there was even a ‘ring’ of rain around us on the radar. Is there something about metro area that causes weather to change as it approaches?

  • craig edwards

    You may be on to something. I was out of town for the Thursday event, but noticed on radar that the storm over Wright County went more north and the storms to the southwest of the metro faded some or went more east. Similar movement was noted with storms when they approached the Indianapolis metro area when I worked there for 15 years.

    During the darkness hours, if there is a long-lived bow echo type of storm, I noticed it would plow right through the metro area.