Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Severe weather write up and pictures.

Looking at last evening…The Weather Center is happy with how the forecast and short term updates/short term forecasts have played out…The cap did break in MN just a tad earlier than forecasted…Which allowed for storms to become severe rather fast…Lots of large hail reports and at least one tornado report…. As the storms reached WI they did weaken some, however later in the evening more storms fired up in Chisago County MN, this did prompt a severe thunderstorm warning for Northern Polk County, Burnett County…As the storms moved East/Northeast other severe thunderstorms warnings were issued for Washburn and Sawyer Counties.. As of this written there was only two severe weather reports across the FA….Short term forecast handle that rather well… Here are the severe weather reports from the Duluth NWS….

2.75” hail reported by Spooner… 1.00” hail reported by Siren…. Non severe thunderstorm hail reports from across the area include Grantsburg 0.50”hail…Hayward 0.50” hail…..

Ok here are some lightning pictures taken last night….