Posted at 9:15 PM on June 21, 2011
by Paul Huttner
Filed under: Tornadoes
NWS has allowed the tornado watch to expire at 9pm.
MPX expires Tornado Watch for Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, Washington, Wright [MN] and Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix [WI]
Expect a few scattered showers & T-Storms to persist for a while but gradually fade overnight.
Scattered showers will linger Wednesday, but the severe weather threat will shift east.
Heavy rain causing problems in St. Cloud this evening.
MPX: St Cloud [Stearns Co, MN] law enforcement reports FLASH FLOOD at 05:05 PM CDT -- delayed report. heavy rain across downtown st. cloud led to water half way up vechiles causing 20 to 30 to be stranded in the water. people helped by law enforcement out of the vehicles.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
618 PM CDT TUE JUN 21 2011
LAC QUI PARLE-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-
BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MADISON...MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS...
OLIVIA...GAYLORD...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. PETER...
LE SUEUR...ST. JAMES...MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...
BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
618 PM CDT TUE JUN 21 2011
...FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE EARLY THIS EVENING...
ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ACROSS WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL
MINNESOTA SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNNEL CLOUDS. THESE FUNNEL
CLOUDS ARE BRIEF IN NATURE AND NORMALLY DO NOT TOUCH THE GROUND.
HOWEVER...IF A TORNADO WARNING WOULD BECOME NECESSARY...TAKE
APPROPRIATE ACTION AND SEEK SHELTER INDOORS.
SPC has posted tornado watch #532 until 9pm from the Twin Cities southeast to Madison Wisconsin.
Scattered storms are rotating around low pressure in southwest Minnesota today. There is enough rotation or "spin" in the atmosphere to produce isolated tornadoes.
Funnel clouds and a brief tornado touchdown were reported near Coon Rapids, Andover and Blaine today by spotters.
MPX: Coon Rapids [Anoka Co, MN] trained spotter reports TORNADO at 03:32 PM CDT -- tornado reported near the intersection of hanson and maine.
2032 COON RAPIDS ANOKA MN 4517 9331 TORNADO REPORTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HANSON AND MAIN ST. TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN IN COON RAPIDS. (MPX)
MPX: Andover [Anoka Co, MN] law enforcement reports FUNNEL CLOUD at 03:29 PM CDT -- at the intersection of bunker lake and hanson blvd.
MPX: Blaine [Anoka Co, MN] emergency mngr reports FUNNEL CLOUD at 03:17 PM CDT -- at hwy 65 and hwy 10.
Locally heavy rainfall is producing localized street flooding.
Check out the image below from University Ave. in St. Paul.