Saturday’s weather barrage ended with storms slipping south into the metro late.
For the most part the storms were garden variety, but a few severe storms reports did roll in.
This one from Isanti County especially caught my eye.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1055 PM CDT SAT JUL 30 2011
..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…
..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….
0842 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 WNW DALBO 45.69N 93.45W
07/30/2011 ISANTI MN TRAINED SPOTTER
HUNDREDS OF TREES DOWN AROUND THE TOWN.
The storms dumped heavy rainfall in central Minnesota and into the north metro. As much as 2″ fell in some areas according to doppler storm total estimates Saturday evening.
Doppler rainfall estimates show a swath of 1″ to 2″+ rains from Mille Lacs into the north metro Saturday night.
This photo by Jim Bass captured a house fire that appeard to be caused by lightning in Forest Lake Saturday night.
It is interesting to note that late Saturday evening the only severe weather warnings in the nation were right over the Twin Cities metro.
Another hot & humid day Sunday will greet Minnesotans. Looks for highs again near 90 south and dew points in the 70s.
A pop up storm can’t be ruled out in the afternoon or evening. After all this is Minnesota, the epicenter of all severe weather in the universe.
Stay cool this Sunday!