Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in The Twin Cities has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Southwestern Douglas County in west central Minnesota...
  Northwestern Pope County in west central Minnesota...
  Northeastern Stevens County in west central Minnesota...

* Until 1230 PM CDT.

* At 1153 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Donnelly, or
  7 miles northwest of Morris, moving east at 40 mph.

  HAZARD...Two inch hail and 60 mph wind gusts.

  SOURCE...Emergency management reported golf ball size hail 8 miles
           north of Chokio at 1145 AM CDT.

  IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail
           damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect
           wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Morris, Starbuck, Lowry, Kensington, Cyrus, Donnelly, Holmes City,
  Farwell, Lake Minnewaska and Long Beach.

This includes the following highways...
 Interstate 94 in Minnesota near mile marker 97.
 U.S. Highway 59 between mile markers 167 and 177.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Prepare immediately for large hail and deadly cloud to ground
lightning. Seek shelter inside a well-built structure. Stay away from
windows.

 

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