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Preliminary June Climate Summary

Preliminary June Climate Summary Most observers reported a near normal June mean temperature this year, with a few northern locations reporting slightly cooler than normal values. The highest temperature for the month occurred on the 20th with 91 degrees F at MSP, Amboy, and Madison. The lowest temperature for the month was 26 degrees F at Embarrass on the 3rd.

Like previous months this year, June turned out to be wetter than normal for most Minnesota observers. Exceptions were some areas of northern Minnesota which received less than normal rainfall for June. For some Minnesota communities it was a very wet month indeed. Among those reporting over 9 inches for the month were Morris, Albert Lea, Wells, Caledonia, Preston, and Spring Grove. The June rainfall of 12.13 inches at Spring Grove is a new record total for the month surpassing 11.70 inches in 2000, while the 12.58 inches reported from Wells, MN is also a new June record for them.

As a precursor to the abu…

Severe weather episode June 20-21

Severe weather episode June 20-21 A Mesoscale Convection System (MCS) brought severe weather to the state overnight during Thursday and Friday this week (June 20-21). This complex of thunderstorms produced some hail that ranged from 1 inch to one and three-quarter inch diameter, along with some wind gusts from 60-85 mph, especially in western and central parts of the state where many trees were damage. There were numerous power outages reported, along with some very heavy rainfalls that caused flash flooding in a several Minnesota counties. Many roads were closed for a time. Some of the rainfall amounts reported included:
3.56" at Hawley
3.41 inches at Sandstone
3.73 inches at Little Falls
2.63 inches at Brainerd
2.57 inches at Cloquet
2.25 inches at Staples

Yet more rain with warm air and high dewpoints is forecasted for the upcoming weekend across Minnesota.

New Seasonal Climate Outlook The NOAA Climate Prediction Center released a new seasonal climate outlook on …

High frequency of cloud cover and showers

High frequency of cloud cover and showers June has kept up the weather trend from May, producing day after day of cloud cover and periodic shower activity. A few sunny days have prevailed in the north, but much of the state has seen most days dominated by cloud cover, fog, mist, or showers. Some observers have already reported over 50 percent of normal rainfall for June,including 2.09 inches at Kabetogama, 2.17 inches at Dawson and Tracy, 2.41 inches at Milan, 2.37 inches at Montevideo, 3.13 inches at Jordan, 3.27 inches at Rice, 2.55 inches at Chanhassen, 2.06 inches at Milaca, 2.38 inches at Moose Lake, 2.58 inches at Luverne, 2.82 inches at Minnesota, 2.52 inches at Pipestone, 2.45 inches at Caledonia, and 2.76 inches at Minnesota City.

Thunderstorms brought some near record or record-setting daily rainfalls to the central part of the state on Wednesday (June 12), including 2.28 inches at Green Isle, 3.30 inches at Arlington, 2.83 inches at Carver, 2.99 inches at Sh…

Some record cold temperatures

Some record cold temperatures The first few days of June started out following the trend of the past four months......cooler than normal. Many observers reported overnight lows in the 30s F over the first several days of the month. There were also a few new record daily low temperatures reported, including the following: on June 2nd 28 F at Crane Lake, 30 F at Orr and International Falls, and 31 F at Kabetogama; on June 3rd 28 F at Orr, 29 F at Kabetogama, and 31 degrees F at Grand Marais; and on June 7th 32 degrees F at Crane Lake and 33 degrees F at Babbitt (tied record low from 1934). Embarrass went down to 26 degrees F on June 3rd but it was not a record for them. Overall temperatures are averaging about 5 to 8 degrees F cooler than normal during the first week of the month.

Continued wet, wettest ever for some Following a wet spring June has started out that way as well. Thunderstorms brought over an inch of rain to Garrison, Brainerd, and Little Falls on Tuesda…