Photo Gallery 22 Images
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tennis ball-sized hail has shattered windshields and dented cars in parts of the Minneapolis area.
The National Weather Service reports hail measuring 3 to 4 inches (7.6 to 10 centimeters) hit the Watertown and Delano areas early Monday afternoon, with the worst hail reported a few miles south of Delano.
National Weather Service meteorologist Brent Hewett says "That's scary-sized hail."
Twenty-seven-year-old Mary Barthel had driven from St. Cloud to visit her parents in Watertown for the weekend. She was sitting in the house with her dad when they heard hail start hitting the windows of the house.
The Star Tribune reports the hail lasted about 10 minutes total and came in two rounds — the second bringing hail that smashed Barthel's car's sunroof and cracked the windshield.
- Images of Monday's storms in northern Iowa, southern Minnesota
- Possible severe weather later today in southern Minnesota, northern Iowa
- Volleyball highlights and scores from northern Iowa and southern Minnesota
- Severe Thunderstorm Watch for southern Minnesota, northern Iowa counties
- Winter Storm Watch blankets southern Minnesota, part of north Iowa
- After Monday storms, more flooding possible in southern Minnesota
- Minnesota man killed in southern Iowa crash
- Prep basketball highlights and scores from Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota
- 2 University of Northern Iowa students, 1 from southern Minnesota, killed in car-semitrailer collision
- Southern Minnesota storm damage could cost $3M