A Wet and Stormy Period in Minnesota
June 11-13, 2001

A series of powerful storms bullied their way through Minnesota over a three day period, June 11 - 13, 2001. Reports of tornadoes, severe thunderstorm winds, hail, and torrential rains were numerous over the time-span. The severe weather was wide-spread, affecting many Minnesota counties. Severe weather was responsible for six injuries near Benson in western Minnesota on the 11th. The storms resulted in structural damage, downed trees and power lines, and flooding in several communities. The hail, soil erosion from the downpours, and standing water in already saturated fields will have a significant impact on agricultural production this growing season. Cumulative rainfall values for the period exceeded four inches across large sections of the state. For details concerning precipitation totals and severe weather reports see the links below. 

radar-based precipitation estimates from Weather Services International
(24 hour totals ending at 7am)
severe storm reports from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center
situation reports from Minnesota
Department of Public Safety
weekly precipitation totals and
seasonal departure maps


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