Monday Night Storms 19 Jun 12

The latest round of severe weather made its way out of Minnesota this (TUE) morning. The National Weather Service says wind speeds were clocked at up to 80-miles-an-hour overnight in Scott County, while gusts in the 50 to 60 mile-per-hour range were common across the lower third of the state. A gust of 94 miles-per-hour was recorded just north of New Prague as well. Numerous trees were downed in many communities, including in the Cities of Belle Plaine and Springfield, and nickel-sized hail was reported across the area. Over 66,000 Xcel Energy customers were without power as of this morning, and the biggest issue across the state now is flash flooding. Added rainfall today through tomorrow could cause flooding throughout Minnesota.