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Monsoonal Moisture Remains Across the Southwest; Heat Endures for the South and West Coast

Heat concerns remain across portions of the South and West Coast where a few new daily record highs are forecast. Monsoonal moisture transport continues across areas of the Southwest into early next week and may generate flash flooding, especially near recent burn scars. Further east, showers and thunderstorms are expected along and ahead of a cold front from the Plains to the Appalachians. Read More >

Overview

     Numerous severe thunderstorms impacted much of central and southern Minnesota during the evening of Sunday, July 9, 2017. There were many reports of very large hail, in excess of 2" in diameter, with one report of a 4" hail stone. In addition, reports from spotters and law enforcement indicated that at least one tornado may have touched down in southern Nicollet and/or northwest Blue Earth Counties. A damage survey team from the National Weather Service reviewed the area of damage and confirmed that two tornadoes occurred: an EF-0 near Courtland in Nicollet County and an EF-1 near Lake Crystal in Blue Earth County.

 

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