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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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