6 inches of rain, hail the size of baseballs in Twin Cities west metro
August 11, 2020
Bloomington and other parts of the south and west metro were cleaning up Monday after severe storms overnight toppled large trees and dropped hail as large as baseballs.
Most of the storms had subsided by midmorning Monday, with showers continuing in southeastern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said.
The diminishing storms came after a wild Sunday and early Monday that drenched southern Hennepin, northeastern Scott and northeastern Carver counties with 3 to 6 inches of rain overnight. Readings included 5.53 inches at the NWS offices in Chanhassen and more than 4 inches in Eden Prairie, Victoria, Excelsior and Hopkins. Cities including Minneapolis, Bloomington and Shakopee picked up more than 3 inches, said Brent Hewett, a meteorologist at the NWS.