A powerful weather apocalypse with strong thunderstorms, giant hail and strong winds hit Wisconsin and Minnesota on June 11, 2017 leaving at least 80,000 homes without power in Twin Cities metro area, St. Cloud and western Wisconsin and central Minnesota. More than 132,000 customers were initially impacted. At least 2,000 flights delayed at the

Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.  This first thunderstorm with strong hail and high winds was recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 11, 2017. The storm reached downtown Minneapolis just before 9 a.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts as high as 60 mph in some areas. Winds in Meeker County, west of the Twin Cities, touched 80 mph. READ MORE