Thursday, August 12, 2010
Bow Echo - strong straight-line winds possibly by 8-9 pm
Update: 7:25 pm. Wind Damage Potential. Line of storms "bowing" south of Litchfield - bulge in the line evidence of a "bow echo" - hinting at 60-80 mph winds which may hold together, reaching the metro area between 8-9 pm. Stay alert - I expect at least severe storm warnings in the metro area - best chance of tornado warnings west of St. Cloud. A tornado watch remains in effect until 11 pm.