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Severe Weather in Minneapolis
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Post# 943006   6/11/2017 at 10:16 (315 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I Just saw this on the Weather Channel and hope all of you in the area and then up into Wisconsin later are OK.

Post# 943451 , Reply# 1   6/14/2017 at 15:17 (312 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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Tom, It didn't hit us to hard, just a little wind, some small hail and some decent wind.

A little ways north of Minneapolis they were drilled, golf ball size hail and strong straight line winds. The photo is of the side of my friends 3 year old home. Almost every home in his neighborhood will need total exterior replacement. His brother in law got the family to the basement just in time. The wind driven hail took out 5 of the windows, so when they came up from the basement the entire interior was full of ice and broken glass!

In one neighborhood the city actually brought out the snow plows to clear the hail. There was a strawberry farm West of the cities that lost all their ready to harvest crop to the hail.

Seems as if the large hail events have intensified here in the past decade. Once you get hail over about an inch the vinyl siding is just wrecked. I'm glad I chose fiber Cement Hardie board siding to replace the old aluminum siding. I have a hunch that homeowners insurance is going to start to skyrocket soon from this 'new normal' of severe weather events we will have to endure.

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Post# 943462 , Reply# 2   6/14/2017 at 17:03 (312 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The weather people said 70,000 people were without electricity. It sounded bad.

Post# 943492 , Reply# 3   6/14/2017 at 20:06 (311 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

My husband has a second cousin who works for the Erie Insurance Company--he said that if he could invent a granule gun (for roofs) he could make a MINT.

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