[Listen] Tom Hoverstad June Weather Cyclone Hits Minnesota!
Early every month I call Tom Hoverstad Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca for a recap on the previous month's weather. It is not unusual to find out we set some kind of record related to temperature, rainfall, or solar radiation. I was totally surprised when I heard Tom mention that Minnesota for the first time in recorded history was hit by a tropical cyclone!
Tom said it is not unusual for Minnesota to get the remnants of a hurricane that hit New Orleans We end of with cloudy dreary weather and many days of light rain pulled from the Gulf of Mexico. This June it was a cyclone that made it all the way to Minnesota and really stirred up our weather. Some areas saw very heavy rain from the tropical cyclone and not far away no rain at all. Tom said maybe way back a cyclone hit Minnesota and it was not documented. Click on the link and listen to Tom talk about our June weather.
Very warm and a little wet pretty well sums up our June Weather. Temperatures averaged 3.7 degrees above normal. June 2020 was the 8th warmest in the last 110 years. Rainfall was just 1 inch above normal. This June was also very windy too. In fact there was 5 days in a row we saw winds of 20 to 30 miles an hour. Unfortunately that was right when farmers were trying to get their beans sprayed. All they could do was watch the weeds grow!