Updraft®

Bumpy storms with scattered damage in southern Minnesota

Storm system underperformed severe weather parameters in many areas thankfully.

Our well-advertised Tuesday storm brought rain and thunder to the Twin Cities. But more numerous high wind and damage reports occurred across southern Minnesota.

Several tornado warnings were issued Tuesday afternoon south of the Twin Cities.

Storms achieved smaller scale rotations, but as of this post time, no tornadoes have been reported near the Twin Cities. A tornado was reported near Rollingstone in Winona County late Tuesday evening.

Here are some wind and damage reports from Minnesota as of early Tuesday evening. Most of these occurred across southeast Minnesota.

  • 3 ESE Fairmont [Martin Co, MN] AWOS reports Tstm Wnd Gst of M60 MPH at 3:56 PM CDT -- AWOS station KFRM Fairmont AP.

  • 2 S Faribault [Rice Co, MN] Public reports Tstm Wnd Dmg at 4:57 PM CDT -- Large tree down blocking roadway 2 miles south of Faribault. Time estimated via radar.

  • 2 SE Hudson [St. Croix Co, WI] Amateur Radio reports Rain of 1.80 Inch at 6:07 PM CDT -- 1.80 inches of rainfall measured since 4 PM local time.

  • 2 W Kasson [Dodge Co, MN] Emergency Mngr reports Tstm Wnd Dmg at 5:23 PM CDT -- Power lines and semi truck blown over along Highway 14 and 220th Ave.

  • 1 NW Taopi [Mower Co, MN] Trained Spotter reports Tstm Wnd Gst of E64 MPH at 5:35 PM CDT --

  • Hayfield [Dodge Co, MN] Emergency Mngr reports Tstm Wnd Dmg at 5:23 PM CDT -- Tree damage reported.

  • Spring Valley [Fillmore Co, MN] Trained Spotter reports Tstm Wnd Dmg at 5:39 PM CDT -- Power lines down.

  • Greenleafton [Fillmore Co, MN] Trained Spotter reports Tstm Wnd Gst of M64 MPH at 5:48 PM CDT --

  • 2 SW Austin [Mower Co, MN] Public reports Tstm Wnd Dmg at 5:20 PM CDT -- Report from mPING: Trees uprooted or snapped; Roof blown off.

  • 1 W Rose Creek [Mower Co, MN] Public reports Tstm Wnd Dmg at 5:25 PM CDT -- Report from mPING: 3-inch tree limbs broken; Power poles broken.

  • 1 E Austin [Mower Co, MN] Public reports Tstm Wnd Dmg at 5:35 PM CDT -- Report from mPING: Trees uprooted or snapped; Roof blown off.

  • Eyota [Olmsted Co, MN] Trained Spotter reports Tstm Wnd Gst of E60 MPH at 5:55 PM CDT -- Small trees down and debris blowing through fields.

  • 3 NNW Stewartville [Olmsted Co, MN] ASOS reports Tstm Wnd Gst of E62 MPH at 5:54 PM CDT -- Peak gust 51 kts.

A flood watch remains in effect for much of eastern Minnesota Tuesday night.

Including the cities of Chaska, River Falls, Litchfield, Gaylord, Monticello, Victoria, Minneapolis, Chanhassen, St Paul, Cambridge, Shakopee, Osceola, Hutchinson, Center City, Elk River, Princeton, Hastings, Sauk Rapids, Hudson, Blaine, Little Falls, Stillwater, and Mora

556 PM CDT Tue May 21 2024

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

* WHERE...Portions of Minnesota, including the following areas, Anoka, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Washington and Wright and Wisconsin, including the following areas, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix.

* WHEN...Until 1 AM CDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

Brighter days ahead

More sunshine returns Wednesday and Thursday across Minnesota. Highs will reach the 70s south with 50s north Wednesday.

Forecast high temperatures Wednesday
Forecast high temperatures Wednesday.
NOAA

Thusday brings milder air to Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Thursday
Forecast high temperatures Thursday.
NOAA

The next rain chance arrives Friday.

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