Monday, June 12, 2017

Severe Thunderstorms, Including Tornadoes, Threaten Plains and Upper Midwest into Midweek

June 12,2017
Severe weather will impact the Plains and Midwest into midweek ahead of a new low-pressure system that will march its way slowly east through the north-central states. Tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts will all be potential threats from these storms.
(MORE: Tornado Central)

Current Radar, Watches and Warnings
Hail as large as softballs – 4.50 inches in diameter – was reported to have smashed at least one car's windshield, back window and sunroof in Wheatland, Wyoming, Monday afternoon.
Car windows were smashed in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Monday afternoon, from golf-ball to baseball-sized hail.
There were at least 23 reports of tornadoes in northeast Colorado, southwest Nebraska and Wyoming Monday afternoon, including this one near Cheyenne.
A tornado in Goshen County, Wyoming, caused damage to a house, blew away sheds and overturned tractors. One person was injured from this twister.
Considerable damage was reported near Carpenter, Wyoming, from another tornado. A major gas line was broken and power lines were downed across the area.
(LATEST NEWS: Tornadoes Reported as Severe Weather Moves Through Plains, Midwest)
Monday morning, an isolated severe thunderstorm dropped hailstones up to the size of golf balls near Lincoln, Nebraska.
Here's a closer look at the forecast for the next round of severe weather this week.

Severe Weather Forecast Into Midweek

  • The area of low pressure will continue to move farther east on Tuesday. Severe storms will be possible from the eastern Dakotas and Minnesota southwestward into the central Plains and the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.
  • Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible in this corridor.
  • Cities: Fargo, North Dakota | Omaha, Nebraska | Wichita, Kansas

Tuesday's Thunderstorm Forecast
  • A lingering severe weather threat may continue on Wednesday across portions of the upper Midwest.
  • Localized damaging wind gusts and large hail would be the main concerns, though an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
  • Cities: Green Bay, Wisconsin | Kansas City | Minneapolis

Wednesday's Thunderstorm Forecast

Recap: Severe Weather in the Midwest Sunday

An initial weather disturbance brought severe weather from eastern South Dakota to central Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and northern Michigan on Sunday. Wind gusts of 60 to 80 mph were clocked in some areas, which resulted in tree damage and power outages. More than 90,000 Xcel Energy customers were without power at one point on Sunday in Minnesota.
(NEWS: Powerful Storms Rock the Midwest)
MORE: Your Tornado Risk By Month

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