Some delays and cancellations at Twin Cities airport, reports Tom Crann on All Things Considered...
The latest on delay's from MSP to the following destination from the FAA:
Delays by Destination:
Due to WEATHER / THUNDERSTORMS, departure traffic destined to Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport, Dallas-Ft Worth, TX (DFW) is currently experiencing delays averaging 3 hours and 5 minutes.
Due to RWY-TAXI / CONSTRUCTION, departure traffic destined to Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR) is currently experiencing delays averaging 2 hours and 55 minutes.
Due to WEATHER / LOW CEILINGS, departure traffic destined to John F Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY (JFK) is currently experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 7 minutes.
Due to EQUIPMENT/FAA, departure traffic destined to La Guardia Airport, New York, NY (LGA) is currently experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Due to WEATHER / LOW CEILINGS, departure traffic destined to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA (SFO) is currently experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 7 minutes.
Due to WEATHER / THUNDERSTORMS, departure traffic destined to Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport, Dallas-Ft Worth, TX (DFW) will not be allowed to depart until at or after 4:30 pm CDT.
Paul Huttner on the radio just now: Strong storms favoring east metro now; Huttner watching severe storm in Rock County in SW Minn, and that storm has the potential to "go tornadic" -- take cover in Edgerton, Minn...
Huttner: Reports of a roof blown off a house in Red Wing...
From NWS: Tornado warning for Watonwan Cty...
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
429 PM CDT THU MAY 8 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WATONWAN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
* UNTIL 500 PM CDT
* AT 428 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ST JAMES...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.
HAZARD...TORNADO AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.
SOURCE...WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED FUNNEL CLOUD.
IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE
TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS
* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
ST JAMES AROUND 440 PM CDT.
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ECHOLS...ST JAMES AIRPORT...
GROGAN AND LA SALLE.
TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
Huttner on the radio just now: Confirmed tornado located just near St. James... TAKE COVER IN ST. JAMES.
Huttner: Storm on top of Edgerton has a lot of rotation; take cover in Edgerton
MPR News reporter Matt Sepic Just got off the phone with Goodhue Co. Sheriff Scott McNurlin. Sepic says:
He says radio reports from law enforcement say there may be roof damage to a house just southeast of the Red Wing city limits near County Road 5. Reports of tree damage throughout the county. No injuries.
Huttner on the radio just now: Last confirmed sighting of tornado near St James was 4:49 p.m. Storm headed for New Ulm, take cover in New Ulm now...
Huttner: I'm quite concerned about southwest Minnesota right now, potential for multiple tornadoes, from Pipestone to Mankato....
Huttner on the radio just now: Communities most at risk at the moment: Hanska, Linden Lake, Lake Crystal, Madelia
Huttner on the radio just now: Reports of a funnel cloud near Minneopa State Park ...