Yet Another Severe Storm Event: June 21 - 22, 2013

South Minneapolis storm damage - June 21, 2013
South Minneapolis storm damage - June 21, 2013
Photo credit: TwinCities.com

 

Radar-based precipitation estimates for the 24-hour period ending at 7:00 AM Saturday - June 22, 2013
Radar-based precipitation estimates for the 24-hour period ending at 7:00 AM Saturday - June 22, 2013
Courtesy: National Weather Service

 

In the late afternoon and evening of Friday, June 21 and the early morning hours of Saturday, June 22 a powerful complex of thunderstorms marched across the southern one-half of Minnesota, producing damaging winds, hail, and flooding rains. It was the second such event in less than 24 hours, following closely on the heels of a similar severe weather episode that occurred during the evening of Thursday, June 20 and early morning Friday, June 21.

The twin storms led to innumerable reports of flooded fields, streets, and basements; rivers and streams leaving their banks; and damage to trees and property. Damaged or downed power lines left over one-half million Xcel Energy customers without electricity at some point during or after the events. Xcel Energy declared it the largest power outage in company history.

 

National Weather Service Event Overview

 

National Weather Service Wind and Hail Reports

 

 

 

 

Last modified: April 24, 2015
Greg Spoden, DNR Climatologist

 

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