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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
455 AM CDT FRI JUL 24 2015

THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOPED IN THE DAKOTAS THURSDAY EVENING MOVED
INTO WESTERN MINNESOTA SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT...AND ACROSS THE REST
OF THE STATE TOWARD DAWN. THUNDERSTORMS STILL CONTINUED TO PLAGUE
MOST OF EASTERN MINNESOTA AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA PRIOR TO
SUNRISE.

THERE WERE SEVERAL SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS THAT WERE ISSUED
OVERNIGHT...BUT NO REPORTS OF WIND DAMAGE OR LARGE HAIL AS OF 430
AM. HOWEVER...RAINFALL HAS BEEN EXCESSIVE NORTHWEST OF THE TWIN
CITIES BETWEEN ALEXANDRIA AND BUFFALO IN THE WESTERN TWIN CITIES
METRO AREA. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING WAS ISSUED PRIOR TO 5 AM FOR A
WIDE AREA THAT RECEIVED THREE TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN BETWEEN 2 AM
AND 430 AM. SOME LOCAL RAINFALL GAUGES RECEIVED NEARLY 3.5 INCHES IN
A TWO HOUR PERIOD NEAR FRENCH LAKE IN WESTERN WRIGHT COUNTY AND NEAR
COKATO.

MOST OF THE RAINFALL SHOULD END THIS MORNING BEFORE REDEVELOPING IN
THE AFTERNOON ALONG THE COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR
ROCHESTER AFTER 3 PM.

TEMPERATURES WILL ONCE AGAIN BE VERY WARM WITH HEAT INDICES
EXCEEDING 90 DEGREES FOR MOST OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.

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JLT


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