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235 Miles Away

There were a couple of severe thunderstorms this evening across southern Minnesota. They formed along a stationary front across southeast Minnesota that ran southeast across southern Wisconsin.

There were several reports of funnel clouds and a brief tornado. Large hail was also report. The largest hail report was 1.75″ (golf ball size). Here is a list of the reports below.

These storms got really high in the sky. Some of the tops of the storms were around 60.000 ft. The map below shows the wind speed at around 30,000 feet above the ground.  It shows the wind blowing from the west to the east at nearly 80 mph across southern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The strong winds helped push the clouds at the top half of the storms far to the east. The satellite image below shows the clouds from the storms along the IA/MN state line were extending east into Lake Michigan… about 235 miles away.




Mark Schnackenberg

Chief Meteorologist

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