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A QLCS-like line of storms quickly developed ahead of a blob of decaying convection that was moving northeast in southern MN. These new storms formed within a narrow corridor of uncapped, moderate MLCAPE with very high MLCAPE values in the lowest 3 km. While bulk shear magnitudes were borderline, the 0-3 km shear was normal to the line of storms, signaling some possibility of QLCS tornadoes. As the line of storms traveled through the Twin Cities, 5 EF0 tornadoes were confirmed in the southeast metro. Numerous trees were uprooted or broken and a few structures were damaged. Strong winds also caused damage and a 61 mph wind gust was measured at the grandstand of the Minnesota State Fair.