Iowa & Minnesota Weather Alerts

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Steele
  • Freeborn
  • Faribault

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
299 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING
AREAS

IN MINNESOTA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 24 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA

MCLEOD RENVILLE SIBLEY

IN EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA

ANOKA CARVER CHISAGO
DAKOTA HENNEPIN RAMSEY
SCOTT WASHINGTON

IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA

BLUE EARTH BROWN FARIBAULT
FREEBORN LE SUEUR MARTIN
NICOLLET RICE STEELE
WASECA WATONWAN

IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA

GOODHUE

IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA

REDWOOD

IN WISCONSIN THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN

BARRON POLK RUSK

IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN

CHIPPEWA DUNN EAU CLAIRE
PEPIN PIERCE ST. CROIX

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...ALBERT LEA...BLAINE...BLUE EARTH...
CENTER CITY...CHASKA...CHIPPEWA FALLS...DURAND...EAU CLAIRE...
FAIRMONT...FARIBAULT...GAYLORD...HASTINGS...HUDSON...HUTCHINSON...
LADYSMITH...LE SUEUR...MANKATO...MENOMONIE...MINNEAPOLIS...
NEW ULM...OLIVIA...OSCEOLA...OWATONNA...RED WING...
REDWOOD FALLS...RICE LAKE...RIVER FALLS...SHAKOPEE...ST JAMES...
ST PAUL...ST PETER...STILLWATER AND WASECA.

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Special Weather Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Olmsted
  • Dodge
  • Fillmore
  • Wabasha
  • Winneshiek
  • Howard
  • Chickasaw
  • Mitchell
  • Floyd

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-WIZ017-029-
032>034-041>044-053>055-061-252200-
MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-ALLAMAKEE-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-FAYETTE-
CLAYTON-WABASHA-DODGE-OLMSTED-WINONA-MOWER-FILLMORE-HOUSTON-
TAYLOR-CLARK-BUFFALO-TREMPEALEAU-JACKSON-LA CROSSE-MONROE-JUNEAU-
ADAMS-VERNON-CRAWFORD-RICHLAND-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OSAGE...CRESCO...DECORAH...WAUKON...
CHARLES CITY...NEW HAMPTON...OELWEIN...ELKADER...WABASHA...
DODGE CENTER...ROCHESTER...WINONA...AUSTIN...PRESTON...
CALEDONIA...MEDFORD...NEILLSVILLE...ALMA...ARCADIA...WHITEHALL...
BLACK RIVER FALLS...LA CROSSE...SPARTA...TOMAH...MAUSTON...
FRIENDSHIP...VIROQUA...PRAIRIE DU CHIEN...RICHLAND CENTER...
PLATTEVILLE
1244 PM CDT SAT JUN 25 2016

...HIGH HEAT INDICES EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...

TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S COMBINED
WITH HIGHER HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDICES TOPPING OUT IN
THE 95 TO 100 RANGE FOR MANY LOCATIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

THOSE WITH AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES SHOULD WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT...
LIGHT COLORED...AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING. BE CAREFUL IF SPENDING
AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME OUTDOORS THIS AFTERNOON. STAY HYDRATED
WITH PLENTY OF NON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. CHECK THAT OUTDOOR PETS
AND LIVESTOCK HAVE PLENTY OF WATER.

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