Cyrus waterspout video? Dry into Friday, cool Father’s Day

It appears Tuesday’s tornado near Morris, Minn., may have been a waterspout at times. Check out the latest video from Jeff Rasmussen on Long Lake about halfway between Morris and Cyrus, Minn. The tornado appears to have passed over the north end of the lake.

This tornado took on a whitish tint at times. That may be caused by sucking up water as the vortex passed over the lake. Watch at about 1:05 into the video and you can see the twister interact with land again, kicking up darker colored debris from soil.

Here’s another view of this photogenic twister.

Latest severe outbreak

Tuesday’s action was the latest severe outbreak in an active week. The tornado near Cyrus came in the midst of a swath of severe reports. Multiple wind damage reports from the Twin Cities came in with our midnight storm wave.

Twin Cities National Weather Service

Several trees gave way to gusts in the Twin Cities last night.

The storms packed gusts between 40 and 60 mph as they roared through the Twin Cities last night.

Rainfall totals once again showed high variability. Some areas have picked up 2- to 3-inch rainfall this week.

Drier skies

Skies dry out the next 48 hours. The next rain waves roll in Saturday. Here’s the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Global Forecast System version of events.

NOAA GFS, via tropical tidbits

Cooler Father’s Day

We enjoy some classic summer weather, with highs in the 80s into Saturday. A cooler northwest breeze blows in for Father’s Day.

NOAA, via tropical tidbits

Heat on the horizon?

We’re already ahead of pace with five days at or above 90 degrees in the Twin Cities so far this summer. We may add more as we head for late June if the upper air maps verify. A heat pump high pressure dome could pump more heat and humidity our way the last week of June.


Stay tuned.