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Severe Weather in the High Plains and Upper Midwest

12 Jun 2017, 10:15 am

Severe thunderstorms affected the High Plains, Upper Midwest, and Great Lakes on Sunday. Hail was larger than golf balls in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota, with a few reports up to tennis ball size.

The wind was clocked as high as 80 mph in Minnesota on Sunday morning as the storms blew quickly through South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

A moderate risk for severe thunderstorms has been posted by the Storm Prediction Center in Eastern Wyoming, Southwestern South Dakota and the Nebraska Panhandle. This is the most likely area to see tornadoes today.

Once again, hail larger than quarters and wind gusts greater than 60 mph are the biggest concern across the region. The severe weather area stretches from the Bitterroots to Lake Michigan.

A stalled front continues to linger across the region, which is the main focus for thunderstorm development. Areas near a low pressure center in Wyoming have the best chance to see severe storms later this afternoon and evening.

The system will gradually move east Tuesday and Wednesday. The severe weather threat will be centered in the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, shifting to the Western Great Lakes on Wednesday.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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