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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…

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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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  • 08/22 14:22 UPDATE
    There has been very little change in the severe weather outlook for this afternoon and evening. The greatest threat for all modes of severe weather includes all of central and south central Minnesota.. including St Cloud..Little Falls..Willmar..Redwood Falls..Hutchinson..and Mankato. The Twin
  • 08/22 09:05 INFO
    THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EAST OF ALEXANDRIA TO GRANITE FALLS AND WEST OF INTERSTATE 35...INCLUDING THE TWIN CITIES METRO...ST CLOUD...AND MANKATO. A SLIGHT RISK ENCOMPASSES THE REST OF MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP BY MID AFTERNOON
  • 08/22 07:33 INFO
    Hello Everyone, There is an enhanced risk for severe storms through a swath of the central part of the warning area today, east of a line from St. Cloud to Granite Falls, and west of approximately I-35W. Surrounding this area is a slight risk for severe storms. Storms are expected to develop in

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