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Associated Press, Published June 21 2013

Another night of severe weather forecast for Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS — Another night of stormy weather is forecast for Minnesota, following high winds and heavy rains that uprooted trees and knocked out power across a large part of the state early Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for roughly the southwest quarter of the state. Flash flood watches are out for much of western Minnesota and a large part of the southeast because of the high potential for more heavy rain across already-soaked areas.

Meterologist Rick Hiltbrand says forecasters expect “a very dangerous night” — and a repeat for many areas including the Twin Cities. He urges Minnesotans to heed the warnings.

The overnight storms included straight-line winds as high as 85 mph in Benson, which the weather service says was equivalent to a low-end EF0 tornado.


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