A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes, hail and high winds as it swept through the Midwest into the Deep South, leaving three people dead and thousands without power before heading for the Carolinas early Friday.
All 150 National Weather Service Doppler radars across the country are currently being upgraded with a new technology. Called “Dual-Polarization”, or Dual-Pol, it’s the largest and most advanced since Doppler technology was introduced in 1988.
Heavy rain, high winds and hail have slowed Minnesota farmers in the field.
Thunderstorms are moving through the state and bringing high winds and possible hail. The weather service radars are tracking the storm through Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, McLeod, Polk, Ramsey, Scott, Sibley, St. Croix, Washington and Wright counties through about 10:30 a.m.
While we were tracking the storm from the newsroom, many of our viewers/readers helped us by taking photos and sending them in.
Storms sweeping across central and southern Minnesota have dumped heavy rain and hail but caused no major damage.
Just as fast as it came to town, Saturday’s severe weather was gone. Before it left, however, it caused some concern for people living in the southwest metro.
The last game I attended it snowed. That was two weeks ago
A home in St. Michael bore evidence of a violent evening of thunderstorms around the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Hail, heavy rain and strong winds pounded southern Minnesota — including the Twin Cities — last night.