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Potential Winter Storm Friday - Significant Impacts To Travel Possible

A winter storm will bear down on the region for Friday, bring snow with several inches of accumulation possible. Storm track could still shift, resulting in a subsequent shift in where the heaviest snows fall. In addition, blowing and drifting could occur along with a smaller threat for freezing precipitation. There will be impacts to travel - plan accordingly. Read More >

Overview

Clusters of thunderstorms across central Minnesota turned into a line of storms that moved through southeast Minnesota and into neighboring parts of Iowa and Wisconsin during the late afternoon and evening hours of Tuesday, June 4th.

Hardest hit was parts of Dodge and Olmsted Counties in southeast Minnesota where large hail (up to baseball size), a brief tornado, and damaging winds occurred. An EF-1 tornado heavily damaged trees and at least one home in southwest Rochester.  Winds hit near 70 mph at the Rochester International Airport and other areas in southwest Rochester.

In addition, low clouds and turbulence with the clouds led to numerous reports of funnel clouds and rotation.

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Radar loop from June 4 2019
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