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Old 05-22-2007, 11:00 AM
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Storm blows through area
By MATT ERICKSON
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A brief but powerful thunderstorm swept across the Brainerd area late Monday afternoon, bringing much needed rain but also causing minor damage in the northern part of Crow Wing County.

At about 5 p.m. the National Weather Service in Duluth issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Crow Wing County and central Aitkin County.

The weather service reported the thunderstorm that passed through the area was capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, heavy rainfall and lightning strikes.

A lightning strike at about 5:10 p.m. on Monday was believed to have started a garage on fire at a residence on the 30000 block of Crow Wing County Road 114 in Emily.






A women was prepared for a brief downpour Monday afternoon in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Nels Norquist




In Crosslake, the thunderstorm was responsible for downing several large oak trees and power lines, the weather service reported.

In Brainerd and Baxter, there was a heavy downpour of rain at times accompanied by lightning and thunder, but no reports of damage to trees or buildings.

Rain is in the forecast through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. On Tuesday, there is a 60 percent chance of rain with high temperatures of 76 degrees; on Wednesday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high temperature of 70 degrees; on Thursday, there is a 20 percent chance of rain with a high temperature near 61. Friday's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high temperature near 60 degrees.

The fire danger in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties was listed as moderate Monday.

MATT ERICKSON may be reached at matt.erickson@brainerddispatch. com or 855-5857.

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Old 05-22-2007, 02:22 PM
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mmm, I like live weather graphics. It's snowing in the Montana mountains.


An hour ago. Hot hot water. Mmm hurricanes love that.
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live radar + GoogleEarth = Weather imagery wizardship. Just entertaining myself really. Didn't know photobucket was such a good host...



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Old 05-22-2007, 03:20 PM
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I found a Greensburg image. It really is scrubbed off the face of Earth...


And some data products which show how much hot water is out there this summer.
You can realize how the melting north pole cools the water around us. See the rotation. Even cooler that it is ACCURATE as of today.


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Old 05-22-2007, 03:26 PM
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OK. REALTIME Lighting strikes and fire detection, and that concludes this test of the
Global Weather Moment - Art Casting System.

Lighting

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Old 05-24-2007, 12:18 AM
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Sorry I missed the tornado tracking extravaganza. Sorry to myself. Abandoned post anyway...
I like that hyper-information stimulation of having all stations, radio and tv, observing and reporting the event. Multi-feed madness. I'd have fun in the control room.

I suppose I can hang out for a bit right now and do a recap........ just a minute....
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FROM KARE 11




Severe thunderstorms with high winds, heavy rain and hail as large as tennis balls moved through the Twin Cities metro area Wednesday afternoon, knocking down trees, damaging buildings and causing local flooding.

At its peak, Xcel Energy said around 14,600 customers were without power, mostly in the western suburbs.

A tornado touched down briefly around 4:25 p.m. in a farm field in Goodhue County near Wanamingo, southeast of the Twin Cities, but no buildings were damaged and no one was injured.

Gary Fried, Goodhue County emergency management director, said trees were knocked down in several areas but no structural damage was reported.

A tornado warning was issued for Hennepin and Anoka counties shortly after 2 p.m., but no touchdowns were confirmed in the metro area.

Large hail was reported in Plymouth and other western suburbs, including 2-inch hail in Maple Grove. There were reports of hail breaking car windows in Minnetonka.

All across the Twin Cities, traffic signals went out while tree limbs, other debris and in some cases slow-draining rains blocked roads as rush hour was about to begin. The National Weather Service said the storm produced winds of 70 to 80 miles per hour.

Several car dealerships in Brooklyn Center reported that pingpong sized hail damaged cars on their lots, and trees and signs were damaged in the area around Interstate 494 and Minnesota 55.

Cheryl Rugland said she was working on the computer at Edge Advertising around 2:30 p.m. when she saw pieces of the roof flying past her window. Rugland said about half of the roof was blown away.

The same powerful winds also flipped a couple of construction trailers at a work site near Highway 55 and Xenium. One of the trailers ended up on top of a car, but the person inside was not seriously hurt.

North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale said five people were brought to the emergency room with storm-related injuries.

The storm moved into the metro area from South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota, where three-quarter-inch hail was reported in New Ulm just before noon.

The skies cleared in most parts of the metro by late afternoon as the storm moved into southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:46 AM
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That microburst caused construction trailers at a work site near Highway 55 and Xenium to flip with workers inside. Four people were injured, three were admitted to North Memorial Medical Center.
One of the trailers ended up on top of a car, but the woman inside was not seriously hurt.

Awesome coverage at wcco


Someone put the hail on youtube, kinda frightening how quickly it came on!

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