Storms, high winds hit Twin Cities, knock out power in Duluth


Severe weather packing high winds rolled through the Twin Cities Sunday night, WCCO reports.

In Hennepin County, wind gusts up to 59 mph were reported in Plymouth. KARE 11 News anchor Blake McCoy tweeted a photo of a large tree which was uprooted and fell onto a car parked outside a garage of a house in the western Twin Cities suburb.

No injuries were reported in the tree uprooting incident.

A number of reports of damage from the storm were reported to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, the Star Tribune reported. FOX 9 has a slideshow of images from the storm – and the rainbow that appeared afterward.

The Associated Press says that winds of 58 mph were also reported in Appleton in Swift County, which is in western Minnesota. There were also reports of hail as large as 1 inch in Starbuck in nearby Pope County.

The AP says other lines of storms moved from northeastern Minnesota into northwestern Wisconsin, knocking out power for about 7,000 customers in Duluth.

KBJR reports there were 37 separate outages in the Duluth area Sunday evening.

The News Tribune reported a barn fire in St. Louis County's Rice Lake Township was apparently started by a lightning strike. No animals or people were injured.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings had been issued by the National Weather Service for CarverHennepinDakotaGoodhueRamseyRiceScottWashington.

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