Strong Storms Cause Hail Damage to Crops: July 11, 2020

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Thunderstorm over southern Washington County: July 11, 2020
 
Photo credit: Minnesota State Climatology Office

Scattered but intense thunderstorms cause wind and hail damage across southern and central Minnesota.

While parts of Minnesota had sunny skies, scattered thunderstorms developed and moved the southeast over central and southern Minnesota. The stronger storms became severe and dropped golf-ball to tennis ball-sized hail. Some of the counties impacted were Pope, Kandiyohi, Nicollet, Renville and Jackson Counties. A weak tornado was reported five miles east of Judson in Nicollet County.

The hail damaged sugarbeets, corn and soybeans. There was also some tree damage and corn blown over as well in the Waseca area.

The thunderstorms were framed against a sharp blue sky. Rainfall amounts with these storms while intense, was generally less than an inch.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
659 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..
0322 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 WNW NORTH MANKATO     44.19N 94.08W
07/11/2020                   NICOLLET           MN   AMATEUR RADIO
TREES DOWN AND CORN FLATTENED ON CO RD 6
JUST SOUTH OF HWY 14. PHOTOS OF DAMAGE
SHARED VIA FACEBOOK.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1002 AM CDT MON JUL 13 2020
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..
0308 PM     TORNADO          3 ENE JUDSON            44.21N 94.14W
07/11/2020                   NICOLLET           MN   NWS STORM SURVEY
TORNADO RATED EF0. IT LASTED 5 MINUTES,
ENDING 3 MILES WEST OF NORTH MANKATO.
HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE UPROOTED OR BROKEN,
NUMEROUS SWATHS OF CORN WERE FLATTENED, AND
THE DOOR AND PORTION OF A ROOF WERE BLOWN
OFF A MACHINE SHED.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
452 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..
0340 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 ESE MADISON LAKE      44.18N 93.76W
07/11/2020                   WASECA             MN   PUBLIC
TREES DOWN AND CORN BLOWN OVER. REPORTED VIA
TWITTER. PHOTOS INCLUDED. TIME ESTIMATED.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
410 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..
0340 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MADISON LAKE            44.21N 93.82W
07/11/2020                   BLUE EARTH         MN   AMATEUR RADIO
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. ALSO, SEVERAL TREES
DOWN NORTH OF TOWN NEAR DUCK LAKE, SOME
BLOCKING CO RD. 26. TIME ESTIMATED.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD 
155 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020 
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON... 
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... 
..REMARKS.. 
0144 PM     HAIL             4 SSW OKABENA           43.69N 95.33W 
07/11/2020  M1.75 INCH       JACKSON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 
151 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020 
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON... 
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... 
..REMARKS.. 
0100 PM     HAIL             5 SE LAKE LILLIAN       44.88N 94.82W 
07/11/2020  E1.25 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   COCORAHS         
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD 
203 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020 
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON... 
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... 
..REMARKS.. 
0200 PM     HAIL             8 SW LAKEFIELD          43.60N 95.28W 
07/11/2020  E2.50 INCH       JACKSON            MN   PUBLIC           
REPORT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. 
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 
210 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020 
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON... 
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... 
..REMARKS.. 
0143 PM     HAIL             2 N HECTOR              44.77N 94.72W 
07/11/2020  E2.00 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   PUBLIC           
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 
212 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020 
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON... 
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... 
..REMARKS.. 
0206 PM     HAIL             3 SSW STEWART           44.69N 94.51W 
07/11/2020  E2.50 INCH       SIBLEY             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 
216 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020 
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON... 
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... 
..REMARKS.. 
0215 PM     HAIL             4 S LONG BEACH          45.59N 95.43W 
07/11/2020  E1.00 INCH       POPE               MN   PUBLIC 
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 
235 PM CDT SAT JUL 11 2020 
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON... 
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... 
..REMARKS.. 
0224 PM     HAIL             6 SW SEDAN              45.51N 95.34W 
07/11/2020  E2.00 INCH       POPE               MN   PUBLIC   

Last modified July 16, 2020