Twin Cities in the eye of the storm

Wow! Damaging winds are hammering parts of the Dakotas today as a very strong storm system is centered near the Twin Cities. How about winds gusting to over 60 mph in Pierre, S.D. since midnight! While the Twin Cities, at the point of lowest pressure, has calm winds.

Metro weather observations noon CDT:

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS

TWIN CITIES CLOUDY 46 41 82 CALM 29.20R

ST PAUL CLOUDY 45 42 89 CALM 29.21R

CRYSTAL CLOUDY 46 41 81 CALM 29.18S

BLAINE CLOUDY 46 45 93 CALM 29.19R

EDEN PRAIRIE CLOUDY 46 41 81 CALM 29.19R

LAKEVILLE N/A 43 39 87 CALM 29.20R

SOUTH ST PAUL CLOUDY 46 42 85 CALM 29.19S

Check out the hourly observations for Pierre, S.D.

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Noon CDT surface pressure pattern. Source: NOAA SPC

If it wasn’t fastened down in Aberdeen it is probably on it’s way to Omaha!

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Dangerous winds will continue through afternoon, with strong winds likely in western Minnesota as well.

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Water vapor satellite image from noon CDT shows the swirl of clouds in the upper Midwest. Source: NOAA/College of Dupage

As for rain in the metro, don’t count on much in the next 24 hours.

Craig Edwards

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