As of 2:20 p.m. there were approximately 10,000 people without power in the metro area, a result of winds gusting 40-50 mph midday Sunday.
The Xcel Energy power outage map shows that the bulk of the outages are in the southern and western metro.
The highest observed wind gust in Minnesota so far Sunday was in Mankato, where a gust of 53 mph was recorded. Eden Prairie saw a gust of 52 mph and the MSP Airport tracked wind gusting to 49 mph.
These wind-related outages are not related to the equipment failure that knocked power out to 16,000 people in Bloomington and Richfield earlier Sunday morning.