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Wet and Unsettled in the Pacific Northwest; Wintry Mix from Rockies into the Plains.

Another strong Pacific storm will bring rain, heavy at times, from northern California to western Washington; and heavy snow to the Northwestern mountains. A separate system will impact the Rockies and into the Plains with a wintry mix. Dangerously cold wind chills will continue through Alaska, especially, across northern Alaska where wind chills could reach minus 70 degrees. Read More >

Overview

On June 04 2019 thunderstorms moved across the region and produced damaging wind and large hail. Some of the more significant damage occurred in Le Sueur and Scott Counties in central Minnesota. This damage can be traced back to a descending rear inflow jet which caused the gust front to bow out.

The image to the right is at 11 hour loop of radar reflectivity. The warmer colors (orange, red, pink) shows where the rain and hail is located within the storm. Notice the bowing structure south of the Twin Cities as the storms approach the Minnesota/Wisconsin border. This is when the strongest winds were reported with this storm.

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