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Minnesota Hail and Storm Damage Repair St Michael MN

First Tornado Outbreak of 2011 Hits  Minneapolis Minnesota The season’s first big severe weather outbreak produced our first tornadoes of the year in Minnesota and hail as large as tennis balls. It may not have been a “super outbreak” but it was enough to produce the first tornado watches, warnings and touchdowns of the year in Minnesota. We just dodged a big tornado bullet in the Twin Cities metro Tuesday evening, but other areas are not so lucky. Tornado in St Michael MN | St Michael Hail Damage Initial reports indicate that the first tornado of the year touched down in St. Michael at around 7:58pm Tuesday evening. Trained spotters reported debris and roof damage. Radars lit up with “discrete tornadic supercells” Tuesday evening. Tornadic supercells swirling north of the metro late Tuesday evening. Note the hook shaped storm near Milaca, and the purple triangle indicating a “tornado vortex signature.” St Louis Park – Edina Hail Damage Hail as large as tennis balls pounded St. Louis Park near Louisiana and I-394. Numerous reports of golf ball and egg sized hail pelted the metro from Chanhassen through Eden Prairie and Edina right into downtown Minneapolis. Hail of this size can blow out windshields and dent cars. We will no doubt have roof and auto damage reports from hail in the metro from Tuesday night’s storms. 2″ diameter hail from NWS in Chanhassen! The storms that moved through Minneapolis & Target Field were hailers and showed strong rotation. Rotating wall clouds and funnel clouds were sighted. Had the storms been just slightly better organized, there would have been tornado touchdowns in...

Minnesota Hail and Storm Damage Repair

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. Source:...

St Louis Park Hail and Storm Damage Repair MN

St Louis Park Minnesota Homeowners Assessing Hail Damage Several Minneapolis metro area communities were affected by hailstorms last night including: St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Eden Prairie and Edina. This quick developing storm front deposited golf ball sized hail over downtown Minneapolis.  The Minnesota Twins baseball game had  to be postponed for 1 hour and 4 minutes. Hail this size causes damage to cars, windows, siding, roofing and gutters. Many Minneapolis metro area residents and property owners may have experienced significant damage as a result of this storm. Hail Ratings & Your Roof | Are There Hail-Proof Roofs? No roofing material is fully hail proof.  If anyone saw or was involved in the hailstorms that went through Minnesota last night, you know what we’re talking about.  There are hail-RESISTANT roofs.  These products have Class 1 through Class 4 hail-resistance ratings, 4 being the highest.  The ratings are given by taking a steel ball and dropping it from a pre-determined height and measuring the damage the roof has sustained.  The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) perform the tests. Many roofs carry this rating.  For steep slope, these roofs include some metal roofs, some tile and some composition shingles. For flat roofs, these are some gravel-surfaced built-up, and some spray foam (with the right coating system), and just a few others. Installing a Class IV hail resistant roof may qualify you for lower insurance premiums, depending on where you live. Call your agent for verification. Keep this in mind, too, not many agents and adjusters will know the specifics about hail resistant roofs. Consult a good Minnesota hail damage...
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