Hailers: Early season severe storms dump huge hail. Heavy snow up north.

Hailstones over 2 inches in diameter pound St. Paul area. Winter storm warnings up north.

Welcome to March in Minnesota.

Here we get winter storm warnings and tornado warnings on the same day. About 100 miles apart.

Hailers

Our unusually early-season severe weather event pounded areas in the Twin Cities Wednesday afternoon. Large hail the size of golf balls to tennis balls pounded areas around St. Paul.

The hail came down in jagged irregular shapes in many spots.

2nd earliest tornado warnings

The Twin Cities National Weather Service issued five tornado warnings Wednesday. It appears to be the second earliest tornado warnings of the season ever issued by the Twin Cities NWS office.

Several storms showed strong rotation in southern Minnesota, but no tornadoes were observed.

Winter storm rages up north

On the north side of the storm, heavy snow will fall through Wednesday night in many areas.

Snowfall projection for northeast Minnesota
Snowfall projection for northeast Minnesota
Duluth National Weather Service

Winter storm warnings continue.

Including the cities of Isabella, Hibbing, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Grand Marais, and Duluth 402 PM CST Wed Mar 10 2021

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Central St. Louis, Northern Cook and Lake, Southern Cook, Southern Lake and Carlton and South St. Louis Counties. This includes the Tribal Lands of the Bois Forte Band, Lake Vermilion area, the Fond du Lac Band and the Grand Portage Reservation.

* WHEN...Until 9 AM CST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Areas around Duluth and Cloquet, and to the south, as well as along the immediate shores of Lake Superior should expect 3 to 5 inches of snow.

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