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Storms pound St. Croix County

A wall cloud hovers near New Richmond Wednesday afternoon.1 / 3
Wall cloud north of New Richmond.2 / 3
A New Richmond police officer watches as storm clouds gather overhead.3 / 3

Storms have ravaged St. Croix County all day today, Wednesday, July 14.

The National Weather service issued a tornado watch for St. Croix County today, effective until 4 p.m.

Around 11 a.m. storm damage occurred in the Hammond area. The damage was due to straight-line winds and possible tornado touchdown, which has not been confirmed.

In the afternoon, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for St. Croix County, effective from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Locations included Roberts, River Falls, Ellsworth, Baldwin, Hammond and Hudson.

Wall clouds delivered pouring rain to the New Richmond area. Rotation was reported in the clouds and a police officer reported seeing a funnel cloud.

More storms are predicted through the night.

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