Nowcast Update: Wathing 2nd batch of storms heading for east metro

Update 8:35pm:

Keeping an eye on 2nd batch of storms heading for east metro. Expect more downpours and gusty winds possible. Not severe yet but still watching.

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Update 7:50pm:

Line of storms and warnings now shifting through north and east metro. No damage reports in metro so far, but plenty of lightning, downpours and gusty winds 40 to 50 mph.

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Radar image credit: Weather Underground

Update 7:15 pm:

Line of storms has intensifed moving into metro. Warnings issued.

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Radar image credit: Weather Underground

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

712 PM CDT MON MAR 19 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHERN ANOKA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA…

EASTERN CARVER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA…

HENNEPIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA…

NORTH CENTRAL SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA…

NORTHEASTERN WRIGHT COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA…

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT

* AT 708 PM CDT…RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM…CAPABLE OF

PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS

LOCATED NEAR CHASKA…OR ABOUT 17 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PLYMOUTH…AND

MOVING NORTH AT 50 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE…

PLYMOUTH…

MINNEAPOLIS…

CHASKA…

CARVER…

SHAKOPEE…

MARYSTOWN…

COLOGNE…

PRIOR LAKE…

SAVAGE…

WACONIA…

EDEN PRAIRIE…

CHANHASSEN…

VICTORIA…

ST BONIFACIUS…

SHOREWOOD…

COON RAPIDS…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM…PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR

DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY

STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

The storms some caused damage as they rolled through Le Sueur County south of the metro.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

728 PM CDT MON MAR 19 2012

..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…

..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….

..REMARKS..

0636 PM TSTM WND DMG ELYSIAN 44.20N 93.68W

03/19/2012 LE SUEUR MN EMERGENCY MNGR

NUMEROUS ROOFS RIPPED OFF BETWEEN LAKE ELYSIAN AND LAKE FRANCIS. PUBLIC REPORT OF POSSIBLE TORNADO.

79 degrees in the Twin Cities Monday…the 8th record high in 10 days.

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Low pressure moving into Minnesota overnight is triggering scattered showers and a few T-Storms.

Coverage will be spotty as storms move quickly from south toward the north.

Scattered showers & storms are going in western & southern MN, and the best window for rain in the metro appears to be between about 6-7pm tonight through about midnight.

A few of the stronger storms may contain heavy downpours, small hail and gusty winds, but little severe weather is expected.

There is a slight risk for severe storms tonight in western Minnesota.

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-Latest Twin Cities radar loop

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  • Chris L

    The storm forced a nice sized mosquito into my house an hour ago. He was squashed shortly after sighting. First one I’ve come across yet, and in Shoreview of all places too.