A severe thunderstorm was spotted shortly before 9:30 a.m. near Hutchinson, rumbling east at 60 miles per hour.
The National Weather Service reports there was hail 2 inches in diameter south of Cambridge, and 1-inch hail and heavy rain southeast of Monticello.
In Hutchinson, winds topped 45 mph and sent a large tree onto a vehicle on Jefferson Street, leaving one person with minor injuries (click here for “Falling Tree Traps Hutchinson Man in Vehicle” news story)
There was also large hail north of Elk River, in Big Lake and near Lake Maria and Maple Lake in Wright County. Nearly 3 inches of rain fell a few miles northeast of Big Lake and in Zimmerman, and at least one street in Cambridge was a foot deep with water.
High winds toppled trees northeast of Blaine and in scattered areas of northern Chisago County, with one falling on a house southwest of Rush City.
Other reports of trees giving way came in from the southern half of Isanti County.
The National Weather Service says in McLeod County, strong winds also flattened cornfields.