Weather Alerts for Minnesota

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1. Flood Warning for: Chippewa; Lac qui Parle; Yellow Medicine

2. Flood Warning for: Clay

3. Flood Warning for: Clay

4. Flood Warning for: Clay

5. Flood Warning for: Clay

6. Flood Warning for: Marshall; Polk

7. Flood Warning for: Norman

8. Flood Warning for: Norman

9. Flood Warning for: Polk

10. Flood Warning for: Redwood; Renville

11. Flood Watch for: Cottonwood; Lyon; Nobles; Rock

12. Flood Watch for: Lincoln; Murray

13. Flood Watch for: Pipestone

14. Hydrologic Outlook for: Carlton, South St. Louis; Crow Wing; North Cass; Northern Aitkin; Pine; South Aitkin; South Cass

15. Lakeshore Flood Advisory for: Southern Lake, North Shore

16. Lakeshore Flood Warning for: Carlton, South St. Louis

17. Wind Advisory for: Cottonwood; Lincoln; Lyon; Murray; Nobles; Pipestone; Rock

18. Wind Advisory for: Jackson

19. Winter Weather Advisory for: Anoka; Benton; Brown; Carver; Chisago; Hennepin; Isanti; Kanabec; Kandiyohi; McLeod; Meeker; Mille Lacs; Morrison; Nicollet; Redwood; Renville; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Wright

20. Winter Weather Advisory for: Carlton, South St. Louis; Central St. Louis; Northern Aitkin; Northern Cook, Northern Lake; Pine; South Aitkin; Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore

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Weather Topic: What is Hail?

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Hail Next Topic: Hole Punch Clouds

Hail is a form of precipitation which is recognized by large solid balls or clumps of ice. Hail is created by thunderstorm clouds with strong updrafts of wind. As the hailstones remain in the updraft, ice is deposited onto them until their weight becomes heavy enough for them to fall to the earth's surface.

Hail storms can cause significant damage to crops, aircrafts, and man-made structures, despite the fact that the duration is usually less than ten minutes.

Next Topic: Hole Punch Clouds

Weather Topic: What are Mammatus Clouds?

Home - Education - Cloud Types - Mammatus Clouds

Mammatus Clouds Next Topic: Nimbostratus Clouds

A mammatus cloud is a cloud with a unique feature which resembles a web of pouches hanging along the base of the cloud.

In the United States, mammatus clouds tend to form in the warmer months, commonly in the Midwest and eastern regions.

While they usually form at the bottom of a cumulonimbis cloud, they can also form under altostratus, altocumulus, stratocumulus, and cirrus clouds. Mammatus clouds warn that severe weather is close.

Next Topic: Nimbostratus Clouds