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Post Bulletin
     April 11, 2019      #63-101 PB1 0
 
Thundersnow, high winds cause downed power lines and crashes

By Noah Fish
nfish@agrinews.com


Dreams of spring weather turned to nightmares Wednesday and this morning as sleet, small hail, thunder, lightning and powerful winds wreaked havoc on the area.

The National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wis., reported that strong winds were causing power lines to come down across Southeast Minnesota. There were a slew of car crashes, and trees blown down in Winona County. Winds are expected to continue to gust up to 45 mph through the morning and afternoon.

The NWS issued a winter weather advisory for Southeastern Minnesota as well as areas in Wisconsin and Iowa through Thursday afternoon. According to NWS, a wintry mix of sleet, snow and rain ...

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Agri News Reporter Noah joined the Post Bulletin staff in 2018 as a regional and Agri News reporter, and has covered Southeast Minnesota as regional and sports reporter since 2016. He enjoys talking to farmers, playing basketball and watching HBO.