Storms whip up high winds, dump hail

Published 10:16 am Wednesday, May 2, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Storms packing high winds and windshield-shattering hail have rumbled across central Minnesota, but no serious damage or injuries are reported.

National Weather Service meteorologist Byron Paulson said a brief tornado touchdown was reported Tuesday near Brooten in west-central Minnesota, but there was no significant damage.

Paulson say hail measuring 1.75 inches shattered windshields in Albany in central Minnesota.

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Winds whipped up to 60 mph or better in Benton County.

Another round of storms is possible Wednesday afternoon and evening across southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.