Some late season thunderstorms moved across the area early Wednesday morning. Thunderstorm warnings were issued by the National Weather Service from 12:45 a.m. until 2:45 a.m. for area counties, including: Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Todd and Morrison counties.
High winds, large hail, and the threat of tornadoes were all in a line of strong storms that moved across central Minnesota Monday. Parts of Stearns, Morrison and Todd Counties were all under tornado and thunderstorm warnings. Parts of Benton and Sherburne counties had severe thunderstorm warnings issued.
A strong thunderstorm rumbled through central Minnesota early Sunday morning knocking down trees and power lines. Stearns County Emergency Management Director Erin Hausauer says the most significant damage to trees was in the Eden Valley area.
A line of thunderstorms moved through north-central Minnesota early Thursday morning. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Eastern Todd County and Western Morrison County.
Strong winds downed trees and power lines - and caused damage to at least one roof - as storms swept through the southwest metro area Thursday night. National Weather Service meteorologist Jacob Beitlich says the storm brought hail and straight-line winds.