May 10, 2011 Severe Hail Storm Affects Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
On May 10, 2011 the Twin Cities area was struck by a severe hail and wind storm. Hail stones averaging ½ an inch to 2 ½ inches raged across the State from as far north as Long Prairie and Little Falls to Fairmont and Sherburn in the south. The majority of the storm hit the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area, with some of the largest hail stones reported around St. Louis Park at close to 2 ½ inches, which is enough to cause considerable damage to the exterior of your home. Other parts of the metro area which large hail was reported include Edina, Eden Prairie, Elk River, Golden Valley, Chaska and Chanhassen. There were reports of funnel clouds around Hopkins as well. The extreme winds blew the roof off a home in Wright County and numerous vehicles suffered body and window damage throughout the storm’s path. Luckily, no injuries were reported. Other areas adversely affected were Anoka, Ellendale, St. Francis, Waite Parke, St. Joseph and Bowlus. Strong winds accompanied the hail storm with wind gusts as high as 70mph reported in northern and western Wisconsin and throughout central and southern Minnesota. Hail and wind storms are a common occurrence this time of year around Wisconsin and Minnesota and can cause substantial damage to area homes and businesses. If you’ve been hit recently with large hail or see missing shingles on your roof it is probably time to have the exterior of your home checked by an expert. Contact Trinity Exteriors to request a free exterior home inspection.