Update at 3:15 a.m. CDT Friday: This blog is no longer live, as the severe threat has ended. Detailed reports of the event can be found below.
Severe thunderstorms produced tornadoes across the upper Plains on Thursday, especially in Minnesota.
There were nine tornado reports from Minnesota, including four in Swift County. There were no reports of injuries, and minor damage was reported.
Tornadoes were also reported in Indiana and South Dakota.
Although the severe weather was not as widespread as recent days, storms caused flooding, power outages to thousands and created numerous flight delays. A landslide occurred near the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, where no one was injured but a highway was closed as a result.
The next set of showers and thunderstorms will come this weekend for areas from the Midwest to parts of the southern mid-Atlantic and the South.
1:57 a.m. CDT Friday: Flooding is occurring in northern St. Louis and northern Koochiching counties, Minnesota, emergency management reports.
1:46 a.m. CDT Friday: Minor to major flooding reported in parts of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa:
1:30 a.m. CDT Friday: 6.28 inches of rain have fallen from a storm at Brackettville, Texas, according to Mesonet.
1:21 a.m. CDT Friday: 6,500 Duke Energy Progress customers in North Carolina are without power, the utility said.
12:59 a.m. CDT Friday: Flooding and roads closed in Maverick and southern Kinney counties in Texas, law enforcement reports.
12:36 a.m. CDT Friday: 2.24 inches of rain fell since 7:45 pm CDT Thursday, 1 mile southwest of Brackettville, Texas, according to Mesonet.
12:30 a.m. CDT Friday: Flooding concerns in southern Texas:
Dangerous flash flooding threat across Maverick & Kinney counties. 6-10" estimated, with isolated pocket around 10". pic.twitter.com/wsNTUZxLFf
— NWS San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) June 20, 2014
12:03 a.m. CDT Friday: Minneapolis set two rain records on June 19 with 4.13 inches. It shatters the daily record, which was 2.44 inches, set in 1954. It also broke the record for a calendar day in June; the old record was 3.48 inches, set on June 29, 1877.
11:40 p.m. CDT Thursday: A landslide occurred Thursday night near the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fox 9 in Minneapolis reported. No injuries were reported, but 20 people were evacuated from a nearby building.
Mudslide threatens West Bank Hospital... 6 to 8 feet of mud covering W. River Pkwy. pic.twitter.com/R7axZsDIhN
— Bill Keller (@billkellerfox9) June 20, 2014
11:23 p.m. CDT Thursday: More than 48 volunteers assisted St. Louis Park, Minnesota, officials with sandbagging operations in their city on Thursday. Water is expected to rise along Minnehaha Creek for the next several days, officials said.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped sandbag SLP today! Evening flood update here: http://t.co/XbmhcojC3h
— St. Louis Park, MN (@stlouispark) June 20, 2014
11:19 p.m. CDT Thursday: 1.45 inches of rain in 75 minutes, 2 miles west of Rochester, Illinois, reports Mesonet.
11:05 p.m. CDT Thursday: 0.60 inches of rain fell in 20 minutes at the Logan County Airport, Lincoln, Illinois, according to Mesonet.
10:49 p.m. CDT Thursday: More than 1,200 flights have been canceled and another 9,000 delayed in the United States, FlightStats reports.
10:45 p.m. CDT Thursday: 60 mph gust recorded 6 miles northwest of White River Lake, Texas, reports Mesonet.
10:35 p.m. CDT Thursday: More than 2,500 South Carolina power customers without service, utilities report.
10:29 p.m. CDT Thursday: Flooding earlier Thursday in Indianapolis, Indiana:
— LastoftheBOHICANS (@mattbholland) June 20, 2014
10:26 p.m. CDT Thursday: Flooding on Texas Highway 62/180, west of Hobbs, Texas, law enforcement reports.
10:20 p.m. CDT Thursday: Storms continue to cause flight delays at O'Hare and Midway airports in Chicago, the FAA said.
10:02 p.m. CDT Thursday: 1.16 inches of rain fell in 45 minutes at the Waukegan Regional Airport in Illinois, reports Mesonet.
9:53 p.m. CDT Thursday: More than 1,000 west Texas power customers are without service at this time, utilities report.
9:41 p.m. CDT Thursday: 2.35 inches of rain fell since 6:45 p.m. CDT, 4 miles west-northwest of Sickles, Oklahoma, according to Mesonet.
9:39 p.m. CDT Thursday: More Oklahoma flooding reported:
— Dick Faurot (@DickFaurot) June 20, 2014
9:36 p.m. CDT Thursday: Water rescue occurred as vehicle was stuck in a ditch off Highway 58, 7 miles south of Hydro, Oklahoma, emergency management said.
9:27 p.m. CDT Thursday: Street flooding is occurring in Valparaiso, Indiana, emergency management reports.
9:25 p.m. CDT Thursday: 0.8 inches of rain fell in 45 minutes at Round Lake Park, Illinois, reports trained spotter.
9:16 p.m. CDT Thursday: More than 11,000 North Carolina electric customers are without service, utilities report.
9:09 p.m. CDT Thursday: 0.54 inches of rain fell in 35 mins near Warrenville, Illinois, according to Mesonet.
8:40 p.m. CDT Thursday: Wind gusts up to 65 mph reported near Wallace, South Dakota, reports NWS spotter:
8:11 p.m. CDT Thursday:
— Jaelynn Harper (@HarperJaelynn) June 20, 2014
8:08 p.m. CDT Thursday:
— NWS Bismarck (@NWSBismarck) June 20, 2014
7:46 p.m. CDT Thursday: More than 9,000 Duke Energy customers without power in the Carolinas, the utility reports.
7:31 p.m. CDT Thursday: Numerous trees downed due to wind across Hertford County, North Carolina, including the city of Winton, reports 911 call center.
7:30 p.m. CDT Thursday:
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) June 19, 2014
7:06 p.m. CDT Thursday: Flooding from Waukon, Iowa, from earlier today:
— Brittany Nargang (@brittanyann05) June 19, 2014
7:10 p.m. CDT Thursday:
— Amy Hanson (@amycontemplates) June 19, 2014
6:55 p.m. CDT Thursday: Due to thunderstorms, traffic to Chicago O'Hare International Airport is experiencing delays averaging 2 hours, reports FAA.
6:29 p.m.CDT Thursday:
Trained spotter report of quarter-sized hail in Bovina, TX at 6:25 pm
— NWS Lubbock (@NWSLubbock) June 19, 2014
6:14 p.m. CDT Thursday:
— Isaiah Kubie™ (@KubieBRO) June 19, 2014
5:31 p.m. CDT Thursday: More than 65,000 Dominion customers without power in Virginia and North Carolina, the utility reports.
5:26 p.m. CDT Thursday:
Eastbound lanes at Hwy 212 at McLeod Cty Road is closed to traffic until further notice pic.twitter.com/0G7Xuoxs8a
— MnDOT District 8 (@MnDOTsouthwest) June 19, 2014
5:18 p.m. CDT Thursday:Due to wind, several trees downed around Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Essex Meadows, VA, reports NWS spotter.
5:00 p.m. CDT Thursday:
— Doug Bratland (@bratlander) June 19, 2014
4:59 p.m. CDT Thursday:
4:51 PM...2 SW Swift Falls [Swift Co, MN] law enforcement reports TORNADO -- tornado heading northeast. #mnwx
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) June 19, 2014
3:30 p.m. CDT Thursday:Flooding with water up to 1.5 feet flowing across roadways in Brandon, Iowa, reports NWS spotter
2:45 p.m. CDT Thursday:Flooding reported in Waucoma, Iowa, with 1.45" of rain falling in 45 minutes, reports NWS spotter
2:00 p.m. CDT Thursday:
Turn around, don't drown. Images taken earlier today near Westfield at the Iowa/SD border. pic.twitter.com/ed3DMASyt9
— Iowa DOT (@iowadot) June 19, 2014
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