Present Climate Conditions


June 11, 2017 Wind and Hail

Recap of the June 11, 2017 Storm
Recap of the June 11, 2017 Storm
Courtesy: Chanhassen National Weather Service

 

Recap of the June 11, 2017 Storm
Peonies before and after the storm, north of St. Paul
Courtesy: Minnesota State Climatology Office

 

Severe storms bring hail and high winds across central and southern Minnesota but also brought some welcome rain.

A severe line of thunderstorms raced eastward out of South Dakota and across southern and central Minnesota during the morning hours of June 11. This was the first measurable precipitation in June for many areas. While the rain was welcome, the wind and hail were not. The largest hail reported was the size of hens-eggs at Slayton in Murray County. Golf-ball sized hail was reported in Circle Pines in southern Anoka County and there were many reports of dime-sized hail across the northern Twin Cities. The hail formed small piles along roadways and some hail was still present two hours after the storm ended.

The hail pummeled peonies that were in full bloom across the Twin Cities. Hostas also took a beating.

Strong winds were associated with these storms as well with a gust of 80mph reported near Litchfield in Meeker County. A cinder block dugout was destroyed near Monticello. A storm spotter in Dassel reported a gust of 70mph. Tree damage was reported in various locations with 130,000 Xcel Energy customers without power at one time.

Below are storm reports gathered by the National Weather Service

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
927 PM CDT SUN JUN 11 2017

...UPDATED THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE REPORTS FOR JUNE 11, 2017...


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

0850 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S ROBBINSDALE         45.01N 93.33W
06/11/2017                   HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A LARGE BRANCH OF 4.25" IN DIAMETER FELL
            ONTO THE STREET.

0819 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N BECKER              45.42N 93.87W
06/11/2017                   SHERBURNE          MN   PUBLIC

            A FEW TREES SNAPPED OR SPLIT IN HALF. RADAR
            ESTIMATED TIME.

0831 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SW CHANHASSEN         44.85N 93.56W
06/11/2017                   CARVER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SNAPPED TREES, 6 TO 12 INCHES IN DIAMETER.
            RADAR ESTIMATED TIME.

0835 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 WNW SAVAGE            44.77N 93.43W
06/11/2017                   SCOTT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A 12 INCH IN DIAMETER TREE SNAPPED IN HALF.
            TIME IS RADAR ESTIMATED.

1055 AM     TSTM WND DMG     STANLEY                 44.96N 90.94W
06/11/2017                   CHIPPEWA           WI   PUBLIC

            TREES DOWN. RADAR ESTIMATED TIME.

0848 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 ESE CHAMPLIN          45.16N 93.35W
06/11/2017                   HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN.

0732 AM     TSTM WND DMG     GROVE CITY              45.15N 94.68W
06/11/2017                   MEEKER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE BRANCHES DOWN.

0827 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 WSW VICTORIA          44.86N 93.68W
06/11/2017                   CARVER             MN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            FEW TREE BRANCHES DOWN.

0818 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 ENE MAPLE LAKE        45.25N 93.94W
06/11/2017                   WRIGHT             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN ALONG COUNTY ROAD 37
            NORTHEAST OF MAPLE LAKE.

0740 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N ROGERS              45.21N 93.55W
06/11/2017                   HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEMI BLOWN OVER AT HIGHWAY 101 AND COUNTY
            ROAD 39.

0752 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N KINGSTON            45.21N 94.31W
06/11/2017                   MEEKER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            3 SHEDS DAMAGED AND 1 DESTROYED ALONG WITH
            SEVERAL TREES DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 15 NORTH OF
            KINGSTON.

0847 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N MINNEAPOLIS         45.00N 93.27W
06/11/2017                   HENNEPIN           MN   PUBLIC

            LARGE TREE DOWN ACROSS THE ROAD AND ON TO A
            CAR AT NE MAIN ST. AND NE 16TH AVE.

0755 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W BROWNTON            44.73N 94.39W
06/11/2017                   MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL LARGE TREE LIMBS DOWN AND A TREE
            UPROOTED IN THE BROWNTOWN AREA.

0920 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 ENE MAPLE PLAIN       45.01N 93.65W
06/11/2017                   HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            COUPLE OF LARGE LIMBS SNAPPED OFF.

0915 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NNE HUDSON            45.00N 92.75W
06/11/2017                   ST. CROIX          WI   PUBLIC

            SEVERAL TREES BLOW DOWN AND UPROOTED. GAS
            LINE LEAKING AS WELL.

1025 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NNE CAMERON           45.43N 91.73W
06/11/2017                   BARRON             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGE OAK TREE DOWN, BLOCKING COUNTY ROAD
            SS.

0930 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 ENE SAVAGE            44.76N 93.34W
06/11/2017                   SCOTT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGE MATURE TREES SNAPPED AND POWER OUT.

1026 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NNW RICE LAKE         45.51N 91.75W
06/11/2017                   BARRON             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A FEW 6 TO 8 INCHES.

0825 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SSE MONTICELLO        45.28N 93.79W
06/11/2017                   WRIGHT             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            TIME ESTIMATED. CINDER BLOCK DUGOUT
            DESTROYED AT HIGH SCHOOL BALL PARK.

0920 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 S DRESSER             45.33N 92.63W
06/11/2017                   POLK               WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            12 INCH DIAMETER TREE BRANCH DOWN.

0830 AM     TSTM WND DMG     WAITE PARK              45.55N 94.22W
06/11/2017                   STEARNS            MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LARGE TREES DOWN.

0855 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S HAM LAKE            45.21N 93.23W
06/11/2017                   ANOKA              MN   PUBLIC

            8 INCH DIAMETER TREE DOWN.

0840 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E ROBBINSDALE         45.03N 93.30W
06/11/2017                   HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            12 TO 14 INCH DIAMETER TREE DOWN ON VEHICLE.

0900 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MINNETONKA              44.94N 93.47W
06/11/2017                   HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGES BRANCHES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0838 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N ST. BONIFACIUS      44.94N 93.75W
06/11/2017                   HENNEPIN           MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            20 INCH DIAMETER TREE DOWN,.

0837 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 S SHAKOPEE            44.77N 93.53W
06/11/2017                   SCOTT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            8 INCH LIMBS DOWN.

0839 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SE KINGSTON           45.16N 94.27W
06/11/2017                   MEEKER             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            18 INCH DIAMETER TREES OVER HIGHWAY.

0825 AM     TSTM WND DMG     WACONIA                 44.85N 93.79W
06/11/2017                   CARVER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            12 DIAMETER BRANCH DOWN.

0826 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SW REVERE             44.20N 95.39W
06/11/2017                   REDWOOD            MN   UTILITY COMPANY

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0728 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LAKE LILLIAN            44.95N 94.88W
06/11/2017                   KANDIYOHI          MN   UTILITY COMPANY

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0805 AM     TSTM WND DMG     KIMBALL                 45.31N 94.30W
06/11/2017                   STEARNS            MN   UTILITY COMPANY

            POWER OUT.

0744 AM     TSTM WND DMG     SAUK CENTRE             45.74N 94.96W
06/11/2017                   STEARNS            MN   UTILITY COMPANY

            POWER OUT.

0815 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 WSW WAITE PARK        45.54N 94.25W
06/11/2017                   STEARNS            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            2 LARGE TREES UPROOTED.

0800 AM     TSTM WND DMG     HUTCHINSON              44.89N 94.37W
06/11/2017                   MCLEOD             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREE BRANCHES AND LIMBS BLOWN DOWN,
            A FEW UP TO 12 INCHES IN DIAMETER.

0755 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N COLD SPRING         45.47N 94.43W
06/11/2017                   STEARNS            MN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0624 AM     TSTM WND DMG     DAWSON                  44.93N 96.05W
06/11/2017                   LAC QUI PARLE      MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0606 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MARIETTA                45.01N 96.42W
06/11/2017                   LAC QUI PARLE      MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0606 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MARIETTA                45.01N 96.42W
06/11/2017                   LAC QUI PARLE      MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN ALL OVER TOWN.

0730 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SE KERKHOVEN          45.18N 95.31W
06/11/2017                   SWIFT              MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0710 AM     TSTM WND DMG     PENNOCK                 45.15N 95.18W
06/11/2017                   KANDIYOHI          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            CORRECTED EVENT TIME. 8 TO 10 INCH TREES
            DOWN ON ROAD.

0635 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MONTEVIDEO              44.95N 95.72W
06/11/2017                   CHIPPEWA           MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER LINES AND TREES DOWN IN TOWN.

0640 AM     TSTM WND DMG     BOYD                    44.85N 95.90W
06/11/2017                   LAC QUI PARLE      MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            BRANCHES DOWN.

0635 AM     TSTM WND DMG     6 NNW CANBY             44.79N 96.32W
06/11/2017                   YELLOW MEDICINE    MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0800 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 WSW WAITE PARK        45.55N 94.24W
06/11/2017                   STEARNS            MN   STORM CHASER

            NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
            INCLUDING ONE ON A HOUSE.

0825 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S MONTICELLO          45.29N 93.80W
06/11/2017                   WRIGHT             MN   PUBLIC

            POWER LINES AND BRANCHES DOWN. VIA SOCIAL
            MEDIA.

0915 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NNE HUDSON            44.99N 92.75W
06/11/2017                   ST. CROIX          WI   PUBLIC

            LARGE TREES DOWN. GAS LINE LEAK.

0745 AM     TSTM WND DMG     EDEN VALLEY             45.33N 94.55W
06/11/2017                   STEARNS            MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN, ON THE
            COUNTY LINE. TIME ESTIMATED.

0839 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SSW EDEN PRAIRIE      44.83N 93.46W
06/11/2017                   HENNEPIN           MN   ASOS

            CORRECTED TO TSTM WND GST. ASOS STATION FCM,
            EDEN PRAIRIE AP (FLYG CLOUD).

0745 AM     TSTM WND DMG     6 NW BLOMKEST           45.01N 95.10W
06/11/2017                   KANDIYOHI          MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            GROVE BLOWN DOWN AND GRAIN BIN DOWN. TIME
            ESTIMATED.

0745 AM     TSTM WND DMG     SPICER                  45.24N 94.94W
06/11/2017                   KANDIYOHI          MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN TOWN. TIME ESTIMATED.

0747 AM     TSTM WND DMG     RAYMOND                 45.02N 95.24W
06/11/2017                   KANDIYOHI          MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED.

0810 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 ENE MAPLE GROVE       45.11N 93.44W
06/11/2017                   HENNEPIN           MN   STORM CHASER

            LARGE 22 INCH DIAMETER TREE DOWN. TIME
            ESTIMATED.

1000 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N ALMENA              45.45N 92.04W
06/11/2017                   BARRON             WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A FEW MEDIUM SIZED TREES DOWN AND GREEN
            HOUSE BLOWN OVER.

1045 AM     TSTM WND DMG     8 NW WEYERHAEUSER       45.50N 91.53W
06/11/2017                   RUSK               WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGE TREES AND BRANCHES DOWN AND POWER OUT.

1038 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CAMERON                 45.41N 91.75W
06/11/2017                   BARRON             WI   AMATEUR RADIO

            TREE DOWN.

1015 AM     TSTM WND DMG     RICE LAKE               45.50N 91.74W
06/11/2017                   BARRON             WI   STORM CHASER

            NUMEROUS TREES SMALL TO LARGE MOSTLY ON THE
            NORTH OF TOWN.

1050 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LADYSMITH               45.47N 91.09W
06/11/2017                   RUSK               WI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS TREES OF ALL SIZES DOWN ALL OVER
            TOWN. POWER OUT AND A CAR BLOWN OFF THE
            ROAD.
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