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 Grand Rapids.
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.
The tornados that hit Washington, IL last week are just another reminder about how dangerous tornadoes can be and with video technology increasingly at our finger tips, we get a chance to see just how terrifying a tornado can be.
I've watched dozens of tornado videos over the years, but this one has got to be the most terrifying, probably because of the audio of not only of the tornado passing ove
A series of strong storms swept through the Twin Ports region yesterday, including an afternoon storm that brought gusty winds and small hail to Duluth around lunchtime. Later in the day, a severe thunderstorm about 70 miles west of Duluth touched down near Remer, and tracked southeast toward Hill City.
Officials in Oklahoma have lowered the number of deaths suffered to 24 in the massive tornado that swept through the town of Moore Monday night. Originally, the figure had been as high as 51, probably a result of double-counting.