Fierce Thunderstorm Hits St. Paul, Golf-Ball Sized Hailstones Reported

A short thunderstorm blasted across the Twin Cities on Thursday afternoon, pelting St. Paul with golf ball-sized hail.

Soon after 4 p.m., the storm hit the east metro and traveled fast into western Wisconsin. A severe thunderstorm watch was in force for the metro and outlying areas until 10 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, the hailstones looked to become larger as the storm proceeded eastward across the Twin Cities, with reports of one-inch hail in the far west metro and 2-inch hail on the western border of Wisconsin.

Later in the evening, storm cells appeared further in Minnesota, particularly south of the Twin Cities.

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