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Storm reports from Saturday: Baseball-sized hail, extensive tree damage

Massive hail and big-time tree damage in parts of Minnesota.
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Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped in Avoca, Lyon County.

Storms produced massive hailstones and damaging winds during Saturday's severe weather outbreak in the southern half of Minnesota. 

The biggest hailstones fell from a severe storm near Appleton in western Minnesota during the morning wave of storms, with stones the size baseballs hammering the area. 

The storms came in multiple waves. You can see in the radar replay below that a bowing line of storms moved through the middle of the state during the morning and early afternoon hours, followed by two additional waves starting in southwest Minnesota. 


Here are the most notable storm reports

72 mph wind gust in Glenwood

60 mph wind gust in Slayton

Large trees uprooted in Rock County

Golf ball-sized hail in Murray County

Power poles snapped in Lyon County

Machine shed damaged by winds in Avoca (Lyon County)

70 mph winds damaged lumber building in Westbrook (Cottonwood County)

Grain bin damaged 1/2 mile south of Storden (Cottonwood County)

2.5-inch hail near Larchwood (Lyon County)

Trees uprooted or snapped and a roof blown off a building in Windom

Reports of two semi trucks flipped over in Lincoln County, South Dakota

Billboard snapped in half in Lincoln County, South Dakota

Large trees snapped north of Comfrey

Trees downed in southern Sleepy Eye

Golf-ball sized hail in Sauk Rapids

2-inch hail near Royalton, Minnesota

Ping pong ball-sized hail in Sartell

Trees downed and urban flooding in Sauk Centre

2.75-inch hail near Danvers in Swift County

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