Aside from the damaging wind storms Friday night, this summer has been relatively tame. The all-new Summer Glory Index (SGI) by the MN State Climatologist Office places this summer the 3rd nicest since 1903. Only 1922 and 2008 were better summers. The SGI takes into account temperature, dew point, and precipitation.
Fierce winds downed tons of trees over our area trails Friday night. A confirmed EF-1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph occurred in Watertown, just west of the metro.
Thunderstorms on Monday could once again go severe, especially across extreme southeastern Minnesota. Otherwise quiet conditions early next week turn more active and warmer late in the week.
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story