Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Strong/severe storm risk returns

Update: 3:30 pm. Doppler shows another line of strong to potentially severe thunderstorms entering western and central Minnesota, moving rapidly east/southeast at 30 mph. At that speed storms may reach St. Cloud by 4:30 to 5:00 pm, into the Twin Cities by 5:30 to 6:00 pm. There is a potential for marble to ping pong size hail and wind gusts over 60 mph. Remember, any hail larger than 1" in diameter (quarter-size) is considered severe; that, or winds greater than 58 mph. Although an isolated tornado can't be ruled out I think the main threat this afternoon will be strong straight-line winds and large hail. Skies clear later this evening, behind the storms, setting the stage of a sunny, warm (and quiet) Thursday.

Latest from SPC, which is carefully monitoring the area above: a severe storm watch may be issued shortly, including St. Cloud and the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. Stay tuned...

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