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Thunderstorm winds damage trees as storms again strike Olivia, Minnesota

Extreme heat Tuesday, Aug. 2, gave way to thunderstorms late in the evening in western Minnesota.

Storm damage shown Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Olivia, Minnesota, from a storm that moved through late Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022
A tree branch fell on a playground zipline at Lions Park off U.S. Highway 71 South in Olivia, Minnesota, when a storm moved through about 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.
Shelby Lindrud / West Central Tribune
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OLIVIA — Thunderstorms moved across western Minnesota on Tuesday evening, following a day of extreme heat.

A trained weather spotter in Olivia reported thunderstorm wind damage and numerous large trees down around Olivia, plus a billboard knocked over, according to an automated Twitter feed of reports to the National Weather Service Twin Cities office in Chanhassen.

Some areas of Olivia had not yet been cleaned up from the July 23 storm.

Wind gusts were reported during Saturday morning storms of 70 mph near Danube, Minnesota, and 71 mph at the Olivia Airport. Tree and power line damage was reported.

Wind gusts of 60 mph or more were reported Tuesday night in Redwood, Renville and Yellow Medicine counties, according to National Weather Service reports.

Storm damage shown Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Olivia, Minnesota, from a storm that moved thhrough late Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022
Piles of downed branches are shown Wednesday, Aug. 3, on 11th Street North in Olivia, Minnesota. A storm moved through Olivia, Minnesota, about 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Some areas of the city had not yet been cleaned up from the last storm on July 23, 2022.
Shelby Lindrud / West Central Tribune

An 81-mph gust was recorded by a Minnesota Department of Transportation wind sensor west of Hector.

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Storm damage shown Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Olivia, Minnesota, from a storm that moved thhrough late Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022
A branch hangs off a tree Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, along Ninth Street in Olivia, Minnesota, after a storm moved through about 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.
Shelby Lindrud / West Central Tribune
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