Storms pack hail & high winds

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Skies darken over the Huttner Weather Lab in Deephaven at 2:45pm.

A cluster of thunderstorms moving through the southern third of Minnesota is packing locally heavy downpours, hail and high winds today.

Severe thunderstorm watches include parts of southern Minnesota. Tornado watches include parts of Iowa.

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The storms will generally affect areas from the Twin Cities southward. They are moving east at 30 to 40 mph.

There have been a few reports of hail, severe weather and some damage in southern Minnesota.

MPX: Eagan [Dakota Co, MN] trained spotter reports HAIL of marble size (M0.50 INCH) at 02:10 PM CDT — pea to marble size at cr13 and yankee doodle road

MPX: Bloomington [Hennepin Co, MN] trained spotter reports HAIL of pea size (M0.25 INCH) at 02:09 PM CDT — at e 102nd st. bloomington

mpxchat 2010/06/01 2:17 PM iembot MPX: Bloomington [Hennepin Co, MN] trained spotter reports HAIL of marble size (M0.50 INCH) at 02:00 PM CDT — at 86th street and lyndale ave.

MPX: 4 Ne North Mankato [Blue Earth Co, MN] broadcast media reports HAIL of penny size (M0.75 INCH) at 01:48 PM CDT -

MPX: Fairmont [Martin Co, MN] broadcast media reports TSTM WND GST of M0 MPH at 01:20 PM CDT — gust measured at 59 mph

MPX: Fairmont [Martin Co, MN] law enforcement reports TSTM WND DMG at 01:23 PM CDT — report from fairmont of some trees down

MPX: 2 Nw Mankato [Nicollet Co, MN] law enforcement reports HAIL of quarter size (M1.00 INCH) at 12:04 PM CDT –

Expect a few strong storms through this evening.

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