Conditions favorable for tornadoes in Crow Wing, Cass
Pea-size hail and occasional cloud-to-ground lightning are also expected with this thunderstorm.
Tornadoes described as “weak and brief” by the National Weather Service in Duluth are possible Tuesday evening, June 9, in Crow Wing and southwestern Cass counties.
At 6:10 p.m., Doppler radar indicated an area thunderstorm development over southern Cass and western Crow Wing counties. One storm was located over Motley and another storm was located over Pillager. The storms were moving northeast at 10 mph.
Conditions are favorable for one or more weak and brief tornadoes with the thunderstorms. Additional storms may develop and will be capable of producing weak and brief tornadoes. Pea-size hail and occasional cloud-to-ground lightning are also expected with this thunderstorm.
Locations impacted include Brainerd, Baxter, Crosby, Breezy Point, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake, Nisswa, Ironton, Deerwood, Pillager, Cuyuna, Fort Ripley, Upper and Lower South Long Lake, Leader, Gull Lake, Merrifield, St. Mathias Township, Sylvan Township and Lake Shore.
“If you see a tornado, seek immediate shelter in the interior room of a sturdy structure and wait for the tornado to pass,” the weather service stated. “Get off area lakes and seek shelter on shore. Report the tornado to local law enforcement or the National Weather Service in Duluth, MN. Monitor local media outlets for additional information and possible warnings.”