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Stormy and Rainy in the East; Hot in the West

A cold front will combine with Bertha remnants to produce strong to severe storms with damaging winds, large hail, potential for a tornado, and locally heavy rain. Excessive heat continues in the Desert Southwest and spreads into the Great Basin. Critical fire weather threats also continue in the Great Basin with dry thunderstorms in the Four Corners region. Read More >


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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