Present Climate Conditions


November Storms and Hail: November 28, 2016

Hail on the ground in Fridley, MN on November 28, 2016
Hail on the ground in Fridley, MN on November 28, 2016.
Courtesy: Dave Ruschy

 

In a month where it was November on paper only, a summer-like line of thunderstorms developed across the Twin Cities and raved northward during the late morning of November 28th, dropping pea to dime-sized hail across the central and western heart of the Twin Cities. The thunderstorms were a small part of a much more massive area of low pressure that dumped up to two feet of snow in the Bismarck area and spawned tornadoes in central Iowa. The largest hail reported in Minnesota was penny-sized hail in Blaine in southern Anoka County. The Twin Cities International Airport picked up just shy of an inch of rain with .97 of an inch.

The large area of low pressure kept clouds, drizzle and flurries around for the rest of the month as it weakened and drifted slowly to the east.

Below are storm reports from the National Weather Service.

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 
531 PM CST MON NOV 28 2016 

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON... 
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... 
            ..REMARKS.. 

0525 PM     HAIL             3 SW BLAINE             45.14N 93.25W 
11/28/2016  E0.75 INCH       ANOKA              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER  

            A FEW PENNY SIZED HAIL STONES WITHIN MAINLY 
            PEA SIZED HAIL.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 
444 PM CST MON NOV 28 2016 

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON... 
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... 
            ..REMARKS.. 

0439 PM     HAIL             1 N RICHFIELD           44.89N 93.28W 
11/28/2016  E0.50 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER  
Last modified: December 2, 2016
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