I just witnessed the tornado that went through Coon Rapids MN. I was in my back yard weed whipping and it was getting very dark and eerily calm. I stopped for a minute, looked straight up and saw a streak of green across the sky. I looked out at the southern horizon and saw clouds moving up towards the storm. My neighbor ws on his deck and asked if he just saw a tornado. He said yes, so my wife said to get in the house.
My sister called from up North and asked if we were ok. We had no damage at the time and she thought we should check on my Mom's townhome. She was out of town for the weekend for a wedding. On the way over there we saw the path of the damage starting just south of 125th and heading East-southeast. My mom's house was fine. I knew my wife's friend Kathy lived near the path so we drove over to check out there home. Most every tree in their yard was down with a few on the home.
Just then a 2nd wave came through dumping marble to dime size hail. We drove to a nearby gas station to get under the awning. The truck may have taken some damge to the roof. I shot a few photos of the hail and the storm cloud after it calmed down.