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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Severe weather risk

A storm rolls over Wayzata Bay early Saturday morning. Photo Dan Gustafson.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Saturday, July 23, 2011 for much of southern and central Minnesota including the Lake Minnetonka area.  Wayzata has been on alert already this morning, as the sirens were sounded from around 8:30 am until about 9:15 am.  Here is the weather alert from the NWS:


THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH OF
SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN THROUGH
TONIGHT. SCATTERED STORMS THROUGH LATE MORNING MAY CONTAIN A FEW
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. IN
ADDITION...SOME STORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. A VERY
UNSTABLE AIR MASS NEAR AND SOUTH OF A WARM FRONT WILL BUILD INTO
THE AREA TODAY. AS A COLD FRONT MOVES INTO WESTERN MINNESOTA LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON AND TRACKS EAST...SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
MAY DEVELOP INTO THE EVENING. THE PRIMARY THREATS WOULD BE
DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL. TORNADOES MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE
ALONG WITH SOME ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL.



Note how the bulletin indicates tornadoes and heavy rainfall may be possible! Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your Wayzata Weather leader.

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