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Mammatus - © 2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

Mammatus - © 2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

Rainbow - © 2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

Rainbow - © 2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

Tornado near Blaine - © 2011 David F Ventura, KE0NA

© 2011 David F Ventura, KE0NA A weak tornado I spotted June 21, 2011, near Blaine in Anoka county. This…

Tornado near Forest Lake © 2011 KRISTIN PARNELL KB0QON

© 2011 KRISTIN PARNELL KB0QON Shot this while spotting with my dad N0KLC near Forest Lake. We were on 35…

Wall cloud - © 1995-2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

Wall cloud - © 1995-2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com Tornado Outbreak on July 21, 1995 by Dave Johnson, N0KBD July 21, 1995 was…

Wall Cloud? - Donated - © 2012 MetroSkywarn.org

Wall Cloud? - Donated - © 2012 MetroSkywarn.org

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Beginning in the 2013 Metro Skywarn Season we are requesting reports of measured rainfall greater than 1 inch of rain within 60 Minutes. 

  • Any condition requested by Net Control
  • Tornadoes
  • Funnel Clouds
  • Persistent rotating wall clouds lasting 1-3 minutes in duration
  • Non-rotating wall clouds lasting 5-10 minutes
  • Any size hail – report largest AND Average size (use ID Card, Rule, Coin, Ball)
  • Significant Flooding causing running water (not ponding) over roads, fields, lots, etc
  • Significant wind DAMAGE  (“strong” or “high” winds are not reportable)
  • Measured rainfall (>1” in less than 60 minutes)

Reminder on Proper Spotter Reports, a June 2013 article, following a series of severe storms that left much damage across the Metro.

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    Today marked the first class of our 2015 season. Visit https://metroskywarn.org/class-schedule to find the best class near you. Walk-ins are always welcome, but pre-registration helps us plan. Some classes require registration. The next class is March 4 in Fridley.... K0DJR
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    The Metro Skywarn net status indicator is back online for the 2015 Season. We are Code White, not because there's still white on the ground, but because white means quizzes on paper at Skywarn Classes, going on now through May. Find a class now on http://metroskywarn.org... k0msw
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    This is a full test of the Metro Skywarn NCS Alert System™. Please visit http://metroskywarn.org for the class schedule to prepare for the 2015 season.... K0DJR
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    Nets are secured for the evening. Thanks for the participation this late in the season!
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    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR WESTERN DAKOTA,SOUTHEASTERN HENNEPIN, NORTHEASTERN LE SUEUR, RICE AND SCOTT COUNTY UNTIL 1815
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    ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THURSDAY... A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THURSDAY. * TIMING...HAZARDOUS WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DEVELOP JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT IN THE DEVILS LAKE BASIN AND CONTINUE INTO THE VALLEY AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA OVERNIGHT. WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES ARE
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    ...COLD NIGHT...CHILLY START TO THE DAY THURSDAY... ARCTIC AIR MOVES IN TONIGHT....WITH CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS HELPING TEMPERATURES TUMBLE INTO SINGLE DIGITS TO TEENS BELOW ZERO. ADD IN JUST A LIGHT BREEZE AND IT WILL FEEL MORE LIKE -15 TO -25 AT TIMES. WIND CHILLS AROUND 25 BELOW CAN PRODUCE FROSTBITE WITHIN 30

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