Storms Cause Damage And Knock Out Power Again
The crews at Xcel Energy are back at it again working to restore power to over 21,000 customers as of 7:15AM Wednesday after another round of storms moved through Minnesota on Tuesday night.
The outages appear to be mostly from the Lakeville/Farmington area north. Downed lines closed highway 3 at the junction with 50 in Farmington, due to downed lines.
The National Weather Service reported that 60 mile an hour winds hit the metro area and a roof was blown off a pole barn in Prior Lake while trees 5 inches in diameter were snapped off in Mendota Heights. A tornado developed in western Minnesota, with weather spotters catching funnel clouds and the twister that moved across Stevens County and posting images and videos on social media. A tornado was spotted on the ground near Hancock and Cyrus. No major damage was reported.
There is a marginal risk of severe weather redeveloping Wednesday after noon in areas west of I-35. To the east there is a slight risk.