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Severe Thunderstorms in the Midwest

13 Jun 2017, 3:49 pm

The Front Range, High Plains, and Upper Midwest have seen rounds of severe thunderstorms the last few days. More than a dozen tornadoes were reported in Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming on Monday. Winds were clocked as high as 70 mph in Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Hail larger than baseballs were falling in Wyoming, Colorado and Texas. Softball to grapefruit size hail fell in Pierce, Colorado and Wheatland, Wyoming.

The risk for severe thunderstorms today extends from the Canadian border in the Northern Plains to the Mexican border in the Rio Grande of Texas. A strong low pressure center and cold front will produce rounds of severe thunderstorms, with large hail and strong winds.

Isolated tornadoes are possible as well. A Tornado Watch extends into this evening in South Dakota, far Western Minnesota and Nebraska. Additional watches will be necessary throughout the evening.

The cold front will push to the east for Wednesday and Thursday. The severe thunderstorm risk area will slide into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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