Significant Weather Events

Browse through articles written by staff at the National Weather Service on significant weather events to occur over central and southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin over the past few years. Articles are sorted by date from newest to oldest.

2013

  • June 21: Severe Weather Damaging winds across central Minnesota and western Wisconsin
  • June 12: Severe Weather Large hail in southern Minnesota
  • May 14: Weather Records Record-breaking warmth

2012

  • August 23: Tornado Severe Weather Severe thunderstorms with isolated tornado over south-central Minnesota
  • August 3: Severe Weather Severe weather over southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin
  • June 14: Severe Weather Straight-line winds over eastern Minnesota
  • May 24: Severe Weather Damaging winds across western Wisconsin

2011

  • August 18: Heavy Rain/Flash Flood Heavy rainfall across the Twin Cities
  • August 1&2: Severe Weather Morning severe wind events
  • July 30: Tornado Severe Weather Damaging winds and an EF-0 tornado in Mille Lacs and Isanti County
  • July 23&24: Severe Weather Heavy Rain/Flash Flood Severe winds in Wisconsin, heavy rain in Owatonna
  • July 19: Severe Weather Wind and Hail over eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin
  • July 10: Severe Weather Damaging winds over in Sauk Centre and other communities
  • July 1: Severe Weather Damaging winds over much of southwestern and central Minnesota
  • June 21: Tornado Blaine and Coon Rapids EF-0 tornado
  • June 18: Heavy Rain/Flash Flood Heavy rain in Eau Claire, WI
  • May 22: Tornado North Minneapolis tornado
  • May 10: Tornado Severe Weather Very large hail and St Michael area tornado
  • April 10: Tornado Severe Weather Tornadoes and damaging winds over western Wisconsin
  • March 22&23: Winter Early spring snowstorm for Minnesota and western Wisconsin
  • February 20&21: Winter Winter storm over southern and central Minnesota

2010

  • December 10&11: Winter Heavy snow and near-blizzard conditions for eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin
  • November 29&30: Winter Snow and strong winds for western and central Minnesota
  • November 13: Winter Heavy snowfall for south-central and east-central Minnesota
  • October 26&27: Weather Records Record-setting low pressure system
  • September 22&23: Heavy Rain/Flash Flood Early autumn flooding rains over southern Minnesota
  • September 21: Severe Weather Late season overnight hail in the Twin Cities
  • August 12&13: Tornado Severe Weather Heavy Rain/Flash Flood Widespread wind damage and flooding, with an overnight tornado near Farmington
  • August 7&8: Tornado Severe Weather Wind damage and isolated tornadoes across central Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin
  • July 27: Severe Weather Wind damage across central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin
  • July 20: Severe Weather Large hail and isolated wind damage in western Wisconsin
  • July 17: Severe Weather Large hail in central Minnesota, and widespread wind damage in northern Twin Cities Metro
  • July 14: Tornado Severe Weather Wind damage and tornadoes in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin
  • July 10: Tornado Severe Weather Severe weather across western Minnesota
  • June 26: Tornado Severe Weather Heavy Rain/Flash Flood Wind damage, isolated tornadoes and flooding across southern Minnesota
  • June 25: Tornado Severe Weather Widespread severe weather over central and southern Minnesota
  • June 17: Tornado Record-setting Minnesota tornado outbreak

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