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Developing Storm in the South; Elevated Fire Weather Conditions for Southern California

A developing storm system tracking along the northern Gulf Sunday will bring locally heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and a few strong to severe thunderstorms to the south and southeast states. This storm is forecast to strengthen while shifting north over the Eastern U.S. Monday and Tuesday. Elevated fire weather conditions will continue over parts of southwestern California Sunday. 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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