Powerful storms with damaging winds tear through Plains
Forecasters warn of a 'particular dangerous situation' in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota
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Severe weather is active in the Midwest and Plains Thursday bringing the threat of hail, strong winds and tornadoes. Follow active weather alerts.
Emergency management in Kandiyohi County, MN reports one person was killed after a grain bin fell on a car Thursday evening near the rural town of Blomkest. Severe thunderstorms were around at the time of the incident.
More than 70K outages have been reported from the Plains into the Upper Midwest because of damaging winds.
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Winds around Tripp, SD were reported to be over 100 mph as the severe storms rolled in. More than 25,000 power outages were reported in the state.
In addition to the severe weather, damaging winds are picking up dirt and dust and reducing visibilities for areas around the South Dakota-Nebraska line.
The FOX Weather 3D Radar is tracking several tornado-warned storms through the state of South Dakota. The latest Tornado Warning was issued for areas around Watertown SD and I-29.
The strong winds associated with the storm system moving through the Plains has formed a haboob.
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Wind gusts of more than 60 mph in South Dakota have already knocked out power to more than 7,000 customers.
The National Weather Service Office in Hastings, NE says they spotted hail the size of half dollars falling outside their building.
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Video shows lightning flashing across the sky in Alpena, South Dakota. The area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 5:30 p.m.
A Tornado Warning has been issued for Clay Center, Glenvil and Inland, Nebraska until 5 p.m. CDT.
Severe thunderstorms near Ayr capable of producing a tornado are moving northeast at 60 mph.
The Storm Prediction Center is calling Thursday's thunderstorm threat a particularly dangerous situation with possible widespread damaging winds up to 105 mph, large hail and tornadoes.
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch continues until 10 p.m. CDT for northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, northeast Nebraska and southeast South Dakota.
Thursday's severe thunderstorms will bring the threat of possible EF-2 tornadoes.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a "hatched area" in Central and Northeast South Dakota where there is a significant threat of tornadoes.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is underway for Central and eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin until 5 p.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Watches were also issued for the rest of northern Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, eastern Nebraska and northern Kansas until 9 p.m. Central.
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