While it was technically the last day of spring, sweltering summer-like heat and humidity spawned a line of severe thunderstorms that dropped hail reportedly as large as baseballs in some areas of Northern Minnesota and produced a couple tornado warnings - one in the Brainerd area and the other near…
The first full day of Summer brought with it some bumpy weather for the Twin Ports region. Strong early morning storms brought heavy rain, wind, and hail and a second round in the afternoon brought what appears to be a funnel cloud to Duluth.
With warmer temperatures comes the threat of severe weather. To make sure warning equipment is working and to make sure you're prepared, the National Weather Service is conducting a tornado drill in both Minnesota and Wisconsin on Thursday, April 16.
Waterspouts are generally a warm-season phenomenon, appearing over large bodies of water like Lake Superior. Saturday afternoon (December 7), multiple cold air waterspouts were spotted near Knife River, north of Duluth on the Minnesota North Shore.