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Photos: Severe storms move across Northland

Clouds move over the Civic Center in Duluth this evening as storms approach from the west. (Andrew Krueger / akrueger@duluthnews.com)1 / 8
A storm front moves into the Twin Ports on Monday evening, as seen from BlueStone Commons in Duluth. (Photo by Andy Hilfers)2 / 8
Rick Schroeder shared this view of the post-storm sunset at Grand Lake northwest of Duluth on Monday night.3 / 8
Haley Wolf shared this photo of clouds just before the storms moved into the Poplar area on Monday night. Click on the photo for the full view. 4 / 8
Clouds move over the Civic Center in Duluth on Monday evening as storms approach from the west. (Andrew Krueger / akrueger@duluthnews.com)5 / 8
Rick Schroeder shared this view of the post-storm sunset at Grand Lake northwest of Duluth on Monday night.6 / 8
Reader Rose Stevens shared this photo of an odd, pyramid-shaped cloud in the sky near Miller Hill Mall on Monday. Click on the photo for the full view. 7 / 8
Storm clouds swirl above Zenith Terrace in Proctor at about 7:30 p.m. Monday. Click on the photo for the full view. (Photo courtesy of Tia Lee Hurlbut)8 / 8

A line of strong thunderstorms moved through the Northland on Monday afternoon and evening, knocking out power to several thousand homes and businesses and prompting a tornado warning on the Iron Range.

There was no immediate confirmation of a funnel cloud or tornado in the area just south of Aurora where National Weather Service radar indicated rotation in a storm just after 7 p.m.

Minnesota Power reported in excess of 4,000 customers without power in its service area the immediate aftermath of the storms; that number was falling as the night went on Monday, with most outages in the Brainerd Lakes area. Lake Country Power reported several hundred customers without power.

Storm reports relayed by the Weather Service and emergency scanner traffic during the evening included quarter-size hail in Biwabik; penny-size hail in Chisholm and Keewatin; and trees down in parts of Cass, Crow Wing and St. Louis counties.

Another round of strong thunderstorms is possible in the Northland on Tuesday, the Weather Service reported — particularly in east-central Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.

If you have a photo to share from Monday's storms, email it to weather@duluthnews.com.

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