Present Climate Conditions


Hail and Severe Storms: May 24, 2016

Snow coats ground in North Branch
Radar Loop of Severe Storms: May 24, 2016
Courtesy: College of DuPage

 

Scattered severe thunderstorms developed in central and southern Minnesota as a summer-like pattern settled in across the state. Hail was the main threat from these storms. The largest hail reported was 1.75 (golf ball-sized) in Morrison County. The same county also had some tree damage due to wind. The high clouds from one of the thunderstorm cells just west of the Twin Cities filtered the evening sunshine across the metro. There was enough hail to cover the ground like snow in Arlington in Sibley County.

Below is a list of storm reports gathered by the National Weather Service.

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
838 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0640 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 SW GLENCOE            44.74N 94.20W
05/24/2016  M1.52 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   COCORAHS

            35 MINUTE DURATION

0720 PM     HAIL             5 WNW BELLE PLAINE      44.65N 93.85W
05/24/2016  M1.00 INCH       SIBLEY             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0356 PM     HAIL             4 E PRINSBURG           44.93N 95.11W
05/24/2016  E1.00 INCH       KANDIYOHI          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0715 PM     HAIL             6 N HENDERSON           44.62N 93.91W
05/24/2016  E1.25 INCH       SIBLEY             MN   PUBLIC



0645 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 ENE ROYALTON          45.86N 94.22W
05/24/2016                   MORRISON           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            UP TO 10 SMALL TREES 3 TO 4 INCH DIAMETER
            BLOWN DOWN.

0745 PM     HAIL             2 NNW BELLE PLAINE      44.65N 93.78W
05/24/2016  E0.75 INCH       SIBLEY             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0638 PM     HAIL             3 S PLATO               44.73N 94.04W
05/24/2016  M1.00 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT



0635 PM     HAIL             3 S GLENCOE             44.73N 94.15W
05/24/2016  M1.25 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   PUBLIC



0625 PM     HAIL             4 NW ROYALTON           45.87N 94.35W
05/24/2016  M1.75 INCH       MORRISON           MN   PUBLIC

            HWY 10 MILE MARKER 157 WINDSHIELD BROKE

0600 PM     HAIL             4 N BROWNTON            44.79N 94.35W
05/24/2016  M1.00 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0541 PM     HAIL             7 WSW HUTCHINSON        44.85N 94.50W
05/24/2016  E1.00 INCH       MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED UP TO 1 INCH HAIL
            WEST OF HUTCHINSON

0525 PM     HAIL             7 SSE COSMOS            44.85N 94.63W
05/24/2016  M1.00 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



0410 PM     HAIL             BLOMKEST                44.94N 95.02W
05/24/2016  E1.00 INCH       KANDIYOHI          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

Last modified: May 25, 2016
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