Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Clocks for Minnesota


Updated at 6:37 pm

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a heavy thunderstorm watch until 2 a.m. for much of central and southwestern Minnesota.

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Observation area for severe thunderstorms

NOAA

Strong to severe thunderstorms will cause damaging winds, hail and possibly tornadoes in the guard area tonight. Make sure to check out the MPR News’ Severe Weather Live blog for the latest updates.

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Heavy thunderstorm watch number 505

NWS Storm Forecast Center Norman OK

10:00 p.m. CDT Thu 16 Sep 2021

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has one

* Heavy storm observation for parts of central and southwest Minnesota

* Valid this Thursday evening and Friday morning from 640 a.m. to 200 p.m. CDT.

* Primary threats include … Scattered large hailstones and isolated very large hailstones 2.5 inches in diameter possible Scattered, noxious gusts of wind up to 70 miles per hour possible One or two tornadoes possible

SUMMARY … The intensifying and building up convection in the vicinity of a cold front will primarily pose a threat to heavy hail and harmful gusts well into the night. The severe thunderstorm observation area is approximately along and 80 miles east and west of a line from 60 miles southwest of Redwood Falls MN to 24 miles northeast of Saint Cloud MN.

Tornado clock

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center has issued tornado surveillance until midnight for much of northeast and central Minnesota. The surveillance zone includes areas around Brainerd, the Iron Range, Duluth and Ely.

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Tornado watch number 504

NWS Storm Forecast Center Norman OK

1750 CDT Thu 16 Sep 2021

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has one

* Tornado Watch for parts of central and northern Minnesota

* Valid this Thursday afternoon from 5:50 p.m. to midnight CDT.

* Primary threats are … A few tornadoes possible Scattered large hail events and isolated very large hail events 2.5 inches in diameter possible Scattered noxious gusts of wind up to 70 miles per hour possible

SUMMARY … Thunderstorms have developed along / in front of a cold front and will intensify for a few hours and pose a tornado hazard, along with harmful gusts and large to very large hail. The tornado control area is approximately 60 miles east and west of a line from 40 miles south of Brainerd MN to 25 miles north of Ely MN.

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