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Severe thunderstorm watch upgraded to warning for Crow Wing County

The National Weather Service in Duluth extended a severe thunderstorm warning for south-central Cass County and southwestern Crow Wing County until 7:45 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

Statewide tornado drills will take place April 11 as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week scheduled April 8-12. Photo illustration by Metro Newspaper Service
At 5:59 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Pillager, or 13 miles southwest of Brainerd, moving east at 25 mph.
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BRAINERD — UPDATE at 9:21 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a new severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Crow Wing County through 9:45 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

At 9:21 p.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 8 miles west of Vineland to near Fort Ripley, moving southeast at 15 mph. These storms will remain over mainly rural areas, including Erskin Lake.

Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half dollar-sized hail.

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UPDATE at 9:03 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a new severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Crow Wing County through 9:15 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

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At 8:58 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over St. Mathias Township, or 11 miles south of Brainerd, moving east at 20 mph. Locations impacted include Fort Ripley and Lennox. Hazards include quarter-sized hail with damage to vehicles expected.

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UPDATE at 8:29 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a new severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Aitkin and southern Crow Wing counties through 9:15 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

At 8:23 p.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Garrison, to near Vineland, to near St. Mathias Township, moving southeast at 10 mph. Other locations in the path include Mille Lacs Lake and Malmo. Hazards include 60 mph winds and half dollar-sized hail.

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UPDATE at 7:48 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Duluth extended a severe thunderstorm for southern Cass County and southwestern Crow Wing County until 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

At 7:46 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Baxter, or 7 miles southwest of Brainerd, moving east at 10 mph. Hazards include ping-pong ball sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts, the weather service reported via trained weather spotters.

This severe thunderstorm will be near Baxter about 8 p.m. and St. Mathias Township about 8:05 p.m. Brainerd is also in the path of the storm.

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People and animals will be injured with hail of this size, the weather service reported. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows and vehicles, along with wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.
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UPDATE at 7:20 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Duluth extended a severe thunderstorm warning for south-central Cass County and southwestern Crow Wing County until 7:45 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

At 7:16 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Pillager, or 12 miles west of Brainerd, moving east at 20 mph. Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half-dollar size hail. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. The weather service also reported people should expect wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.

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UPDATE at 6:50 p.m.: The National Weather Service extended the severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, including southwestern Aitkin County and southern Crow Wing County.

At 6:44 p.m. a severe thunderstorm was located near St. Mathias Township, moving east at 15 mph. Golf-ball sized hail is a possible hazard. This storm is expected to be near Brainerd about 7 p.m. Other locations impacted in the path are South Long Lake, Upper South Long Lake and Garrison.

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The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Crow Wing County until 6:45 p.m.

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At 5:59 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Pillager, or 13 miles southwest of Brainerd, moving east at 25 mph.

Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and half-dollar sized hail, which were radar indicated.

Hail damage to vehicles is expected, along with wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.

Locations impacted include St. Mathias Township, Baxter, Brainerd, South Long Lake and Upper South Long Lake.

The weather service advises people to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building for their protection.

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