Tornado Touchdown in St. Michael Minnesota
First Minnesota Tornado of 2011? Thanks to WeatherNation meteorologist Todd Nelson for having the foresight to sit out on his deck and capture a funnel/tornado earlier this evening – looks like minor damage in the St. Michael area. My kind of chasing – while sitting on the deck. Good grief. I have a hunch we’ll see a lot of hail reports on Wednesday, numerous 1-2.5″ diameter hail reports from Chanhassen and Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis Tuesday evening. Tornado Watch remains in effect for much of central and eastern Minnesota until midnight.
* AT 756 PM CDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO ONE MILE SOUTH OF ST MICHAEL. RADAR ALSO SHOWED THIS TORNADO NEAR ST MICHAEL…OR 10 MILES EAST OF BUFFALO…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.
* 2.5″ hail reported at Golden Valley.
* 1.75″ diameter hail at Minneapolis (Target Field).
* Reports of a possible funnel cloud near Hopkins.
First Minnesota Tornado of 2011?
Serious Hail. Todd Nelson passed along these photos of large hail in the St. Michael area Tuesday evening.