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Severe Threat: Two Areas to Watch on Sunday

28 Aug 2016, 11:38 pm

On Saturday afternoon, severe thunderstorms raced through parts of the Great Lakes, South & High Plains. There were several reports of strong wind gusts with frequent lightning in the Ohio Valley. A bit further north, residents of many communities near Lake Erie reported seeing a shelf cloud.

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Strong, damaging wind blew through the High Plains as well. However, there were several reports of tornadoes in extreme eastern North Dakota. Three tornado reports were from Grand Forks County alone, the third most populated county in the state.

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Large, damaging hail also dented many vehicles in the Red River Valley. Hail ranged from the size of pennies to as large as tennis balls!

Hail1The severe outlook for Sunday targets parts of the High Plains and Upper Midwest again, as well as parts of the Northeast. The main threats will be strong, damaging wind, sizable hail, frequent lightning, and locally heavy downpours. There is an isolated tornado threat in far eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

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