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Storms Ravage Twin Ports
A powerful line of severe thunderstorms swept through Northern Minnesota, leaving a path of toppled trees, fallen power lines, property damage, and even tipped-over airplanes (see below). The National Weather Service in Duluth forecasted 70+ mph wind gusts as part of this storm system as it passed through the Twin Ports.
Storm Photos + Video
While it was technically the last day of spring, sweltering summer-like heat and humidity spawned a line of severe thunderstorms that dropped hail reportedly as large as baseballs in some areas of Northern Minnesota and produced a couple tornado warnings - one in the Brainerd area and the other near Grand Rapids.