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Severe Thunderstorm warning issued for several west central Minnesota counties

Wind speeds of 70 miles per hour are predicted to hit Murdock, Kerkhoven, Raymond and Willmar and considereable tree damage, damage to mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings is to be expected.

Photo curtesy of the National Weather Service.

WILLMAR — A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued Thursday by the National Weather Service for several counties in west central Minnesota.

Wind speeds of 70 miles per hour are predicted to hit Murdock, Kerkhoven, Raymond and Willmar in Chippewa, Swift and Kandiyohi counties. Considerable tree damage, damage to mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings is to be expected.

"At 1135 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Lake Hassel to 5 miles southwest of Murdock tonear Maynard, moving east at 50 mph. Benson, MN recently reported a gust of 78 MPH," reads part of the warning.

Those in the path of the storm are recommended to go to the lowest floor of a building for their protection.

The warning is expected to last until 12 p.m.

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Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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