Severe storms pop up in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Power knocked out to 7,000 customers Sunday
Severe storms pop up in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Severe thunderstorms packing damaging winds have been popping up in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

One line of storms rumbled east from the Morris area in western Minnesota into the Twin Cities metropolitan area and on into western Wisconsin on Sunday evening.

A storm gust of 59 miles per hour was measured at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Winds also gusted as high as 58 miles per hour near Appleton in western Minnesota’s Swift County, while there were reports of hail as large as 1 inch at Starbuck in nearby Pope County.

Other lines of storms moving from northeastern Minnesota into northwestern Wisconsin knocked out power to about 7,000 Minnesota Power customers in Duluth on Sunday evening.