Severe Weather Alert

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I can haz hail.
No, it's not your imagination. It is beginning to look apocalyptic out there. Distant echoes of quiet storms approach on the horizon.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Weather Alert, and it's a doozy.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
416 PM CDT TUE JUL 21 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHERN WRIGHT COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  WEST CENTRAL HENNEPIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  NORTHWESTERN CARVER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

* UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 414 PM CDT...RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 3 MILES
  SOUTHEAST OF WAVERLY...OR ABOUT 23 MILES NORTHEAST OF HUTCHINSON...
  AND MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  MONTROSE...
  WATERTOWN...
  DELANO...
  INDEPENDENCE...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM...PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE
HAIL. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.


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