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Heavy Rainfall for Portions of Coastal Texas; Fire Weather Concerns for Alaska

A tropical disturbance off the Texas coast will bring the threat for some heavy rainfall through Friday. Meanwhile, monsoonal moisture flows into the Southwest and southern Rockies where flash flood threat will increase. Severe thunderstorms are expected across the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes today. Dry and warm conditions for interior Alaska as fire weather concerns continue. Read More >

Overview

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.

 

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