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PHOTO: Elm tree impales roof, enters Minneapolis bedroom

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The branch of an elm tree punctured the roof of a home in the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis during Monday’s storm, leaving a spindle of wood just inches away from one man’s pillow.

“I thought I’d been being nice to my 100-year-old Dutch elm, but evidently there’s been some misunderstanding somewhere,” Monte Hodge wrote in a submission to

Another round of soaking thunderstorms knocked out power to more than 20,000 Xcel Energy customers, following a weekend storm that left 100,000 households in the dark.


Key times: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Key threat: Gusty winds of 60+ mph and large hail >1"

Tuesday will be warm and muggy as highs creep up to the mid to upper 80s. A nearby frontal boundary serves as a focal point to stir up a few more storms later Tuesday afternoon and into the evening hours. Any storms will settle down Tuesday night, but the air will remain sticky as dew points hover near 70.

MORE PHOTOS: June 16 storm damage

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