Thanks to WCCO for including our input on the 6 p.m. newscast. Our work was also featured in the Star Tribune as well as the MPR News Updraft weather blog.
Considerable damage was sustained from a severe storm in Highland Park, St. Paul. There were no sirens prior to the storm. Here are a few glimpses of damage that occurred within a few short blocks of each other. We counted at least five trees that landed on cars and several streets and alleys were impassable. Trees generally seemed to fall in a southwest-to-northeast direction.
With wind gusts reaching 59 mph at MSP, approximately three miles away, it seems like that winds approached or exceed 70 mph in this area.
(Photos copyright Bill Stein.)
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