A cluster of thunderstorms brought strong winds, heavy rains, hail and a tornado to southwest Minnesota on June 20, 2019. The tornado touched down six miles to the north-northwest of Clements in Redwood County and caused some tree and structural damage. Some street flooding was reported in Morgan in Redwood County and golf ball-sized hail was reported near Hazel Run in Yellow Medicine County and at St. James in Watonwan County. Heavy rains also fell in Steele County with a CoCoRaHs observer reporting 2.81 inches near Owatonna.
A larger line of thunderstorms marched east across central and southern Minnesota but weakened as they moved into the Twin Cities. The International Airport saw .29 inches on June 20, the most in a calendar day in June so far but not enough to erode the deficit for the month. As of June 21, the Twin Cities was about two inches short of normal for the month, but still nearly four inches ahead of normal for 2019 though June 21.
Last modified: June 21, 2019