It’s finally starting to feel a little more like summer around central Minnesota, especially with the amount of storms Minnesota has been seeing recently. Early Tuesday morning, June 18th 2013, an upper-air trough moved from North Dakota into central Minnesota and produced a storm riddled with rain and hail. This storm had the biggest affect on regions southwest of the Twin Cities Metro area, namely near Springfield and Wabasso. Over 3 hours, Redwood Falls Airport recorded .31 inches of rain. Hail was reported to cover the ground, with baseball sized hail being found near Springfield. Although the rain helps the drought conditions, the hail managed to damage crops right outside of Springfield.
The estimated precipitation imagery to the right shows the path of the storm, and what areas got hit the most over a 24-hour period (ending 7:00 AM, June 18th 2013).
Below is the local storm report provided by the NWS Chanhassen.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 618 AM CDT TUE JUN 18 2013 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0115 AM HAIL NNE GRANITE FALLS 44.81N 95.54W 06/18/2013 M0.75 INCH CHIPPEWA MN TRAINED SPOTTER 0147 AM HAIL WABASSO 44.40N 95.25W 06/18/2013 M1.75 INCH REDWOOD MN TRAINED SPOTTER 0200 AM HAIL 9 SE WABASSO 44.31N 95.13W 06/18/2013 M2.50 INCH REDWOOD MN PUBLIC NEAR BASEBALL SIZED. 0220 AM HAIL 1 W SPRINGFIELD 44.24N 95.00W 06/18/2013 M0.75 INCH BROWN MN TRAINED SPOTTER HAIL DIME SIZE OR LESS COVERING THE GROUND. 0238 AM HAIL 5 SW SPRINGFIELD 44.19N 95.05W 06/18/2013 M0.88 INCH BROWN MN TRAINED SPOTTER OCCURRED NEAR INTERSECTION OF COUNTRY ROAD 23 AND COUNTY ROAD 2. PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 939 AM CDT TUE JUN 18 2013 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0220 AM HAIL 1 SW SPRINGFIELD 44.23N 94.99W 06/18/2013 M2.50 INCH BROWN MN PUBLIC DAMAGE TO AREA CROPS.
Prepared by John McCarty, Climatology Volunteer
Pete Boulay, DNR Climatologist