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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…

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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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  • MSW Activating standby net at this time
    *-* *Dave Johnson N0KBD* *dav...@gmail.com* *http://www.davidearljohnson.com*
  • Spotter Activation Likely on Sunday
    DAY ONE...OVERNIGHT. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL IS LOW BUT HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ONGOING SUNDAY MORNING WITH A BRE
  • Fwd: [k0mpx-alert] 8pm Update
    Mcleod County, Meeker, and Kandiyohi are under the gun right now, Stearns county should be getting ready to go if you haven't already. Tornadoes still being reported in Alexandria lakes area. Current trends show that this line will continue working NNE over time. Storms are most likely to go tor
  • 05/17 17:43 NET SECURED
    Net Secured. No further severe weather anticipated....K5SIM
  • 05/17 15:37 INFORMAL NET
    Going to an informal net at the request of the NWS....K5SIM
  • 05/03 18:17 NET SECURED
    NWS has canceled spotter activation. Severe weather threat has diminished for the evening. Nets secured. Please use alternate report methods if you have any reportable conditions for now....KD0PIW
  • Flood Warning issued May 26 at 7:31AM CDT until May 31 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
    ...The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a flood warning for the following rivers in Minnesota... Mississippi River At Aitkin affecting Aitkin and Crow Wing Counties .Rainfall Sunday night through this morning will result in rises through the Mississippi River system, including at Aitkin. With the river still above action stage from the rainfall last week, this new
  • Flood Warning issued May 25 at 8:37PM CDT until May 30 at 1:00AM CDT by NWS
    ...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota... Mississippi River Near Fort Ripley affecting Morrison and Crow Wing Counties .Rainfall today and tonight will lead to a slight rise in the Mississippi River stage through the area. The slight rise at Fort

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