Area Weather -- Be glad for any rain - we can certainly use some
It has been a bit more active weather-wise this past week around the state. The month of June, which is usually the most active month for severe weather in Minnesota, was very quiet.
July is usually fairly active as well, but for the most part it has been quiet around this part of the state. Minneapolis didn't have their first weather warning for thunderstorms until this past week.
Many of these larger cells missed the Alexandria area, unfortunately. So far for the month of July Alexandria has received only .55" of rain. Normally, we receive over 3" of rain during the month of July. For the year, only 8.17" of rain has fallen--that is way below normal.
More chances for rain are possible through next Thursday. The best chance will be Monday into Tuesday. Have a great weekend and if any rain does fall don't be upset, be glad for the rain!
In 2000, a F4 tornado hit the town of Granite Falls. One person was killed and there was 20 million dollars in damage to the city.
Hail is only produced by cumulonimbi clouds usually at the front of the storm system.
AT A GLANCE
Moorhead...Low 56...High 76
Duluth...Low 53...High 72
Morris...Low 58...High 76
Twin Cities...Low 61...High 79
Rochester...Low 57...High 78
Saturday-Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers/t-storms. High 76
Low 58 Winds: NW at 15-20 mph, Precip Trace-.05"
Today's sunrise: 5:56 am Today's sunset: 9:00 p.m.
Normal High: 81 Normal Low: 61
A weak disturbance will push through the area and could generate some showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday-Partly cloudy and an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 80 Low 58 Winds: NW at 10-20 mph, Precip: Trace-05"
Monday-Mix of clouds and some sun, chance of showers/t-storms. High 75 Low 60, Winds: NW 10-20 Prec. Trace-.10"
Tuesday-Partly cloudy and cooler, chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 70 Low 56, Winds: NW 10-15 mph. Prec. Trace-.10"
Wednesday- Mostly cloudy, chance of showers early. High 73 Low 53, Winds: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10".