Severe weather watches and warnings flew rapidly Monday evening as storms raced across northern Minnesota.
The storms produced at least one tornado report in Red Lake. Baseball-sized hail blew out windows in Tenstrike. Numerous large pine trees were uprooted in Grand Rapids.
Here’s a summary of select severe weather reports from Monday evening.
RED Lake [Beltrami Co, MN] LAW ENFORCEMENT reports TORNADO at 5:13 PM CDT -- PRELIMINARY REPORT OF OBSERVED TORNADO. REPORTS OF SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.
Tenstrike [Beltrami Co, MN] PUBLIC reports HAIL of baseball size (E2.75 INCH) at 6:00 PM CDT -- REPORT OF BASEBALL SIZE HAIL AND WINDOW DAMAGE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.
Bena [Cass Co, MN] PUBLIC reports HAIL of teacup size (M3.00 INCH) at 26 Jul, 6:34 PM CDT -- HAIL UP TO 2.9 INCHES MEASURED NEAR BENA. PHOTO AND REPORT VIA TWITTER. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
Grand Rapids [Itasca Co, MN] TRAINED SPOTTER reports TSTM WND DMG at 26 Jul, 7:28 PM CDT -- LOCATION APPROXIMATE. MARBLE SIZE HAIL, APPROXIMATELY 9 80 FOOT TALL NORWAY PINE TREES UPROOTED.
Golf ball-sized hail in Hines north of Grand Rapids.
2 NNW Superior [Lsz145 Co, WI] MESONET reports TSTM WND GST of M62 MPH at 26 Jul, 8:11 PM CDT -- MESONET STATION MN081 BLATNIK BRIDGE.
3 NE Duluth [St. Louis Co, MN] NWS EMPLOYEE reports TSTM WND DMG at 26 Jul, 8:15 PM CDT -- HALF OF A TREE FALLEN OVER A HOUSE. NICKEL SIZE HAIL. TIME APPROXIMATE.
Flooding in tunnels on I-35 in Duluth.
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