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A strong spring weather system brought rounds of thunderstorms to the area on Tuesday, April 12th. Scattered storms produced pea to ping pong sized hail over southern Minnesota into central Wisconsin during the afternoon. 

More widespread storms impacted the region during the evening and overnight producing hail, damaging winds, a few tornadoes and locally heavy rain. The strongest storms occurred near the Minnesota/Iowa border with storms weakening overnight as they moved into Wisconsin.

A total of nine (9) tornadoes have been documented. Other damage has been determined to be wind damage.  We are still adding possible tornado damage as we investigate reports and satellite imagery.


Regional radar animation from 7 pm Apr 12 to 1 am Apr 13
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