Severe Storms - May 19, 2012

After a hot and muggy afternoon, strong storms move across the Twin Cities.

Strong thunderstorms developed across Minnesota during the afternoon and evening of Saturday, May 19th. Some of these storms became severe with hail the size of quarters over Bloomington and Apple Valley. The largest hail reported was golf ball size on the western side of St. Paul. Penny sized hail fell at the Twin Cities International Airport. Many places around the Twin Cities saw pea to dime-sized hail. There was also some wind damage with these storms too with tree damage in the town of Elrosa in Stearns County. See the NOAA Storm Prediction Center's Storm Reports for more information.

Listed below are Public Information Statements from the National Weather Service.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
740 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2012

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0735 PM     HAIL             ST PAUL                 44.95N 93.10W
05/19/2012  E1.75 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WESTERN ST. PAUL

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
732 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2012

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0730 PM     HAIL             MINNEAPOLIS             44.96N 93.27W
05/19/2012  E0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AIRPORT TERMINAL MINNEAPOLIS

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
732 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2012

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0723 PM     HAIL             3 NE BURNSVILLE         44.79N 93.24W
05/19/2012  M1.00 INCH       DAKOTA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER



PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
550 PM CDT SAT MAY 19 2012

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0535 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 S BUFFALO LAKE        44.65N 94.62W
05/18/2012                   SIBLEY             MN   PUBLIC

            HALF DOZEN LARGE 6 TO 8 INCH DIAMETER BRANCHES.

0535 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BUFFALO LAKE            44.74N 94.62W
05/18/2012                   RENVILLE           MN   PUBLIC

            LARGE TREE DOWN IN DRIVEWAY.