Way Over Our Heads podcast: June is Minnesota's peak severe weather month, but not this year

It's been awfully calm compared to a typical June in Minnesota.
Author:
Publish date:

Some of Minnesota’s most memorable severe weather events have occurred in June, but most of the state is experiencing a dearth of heavy thunderstorms this month.

On this week's episode of the Way Over Our Heads podcast, climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld and Jim du Bois discuss the relatively storm-free late spring and early summer and the prospects for a hotter, more humid and potentially stormier pattern in the days to come.

However, speaking of severe weather, some pretty strong storms could roll into western Minnesota later Thursday into early Friday morning. In fact, Tom Novak of Novak Weather has his eye on southern Minnesota for an overnight line of storms to produce frequent lightning, heavy rain and possibly strong winds. 

SevereBMTN062620

Next Up

Jaden McDaniels

Wolves lose to Magic on Cole Anthony's buzzer-beater

The Wolves blew a 20-point lead as the Magic defeated the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

J.A. Happ

Twins sign veteran J.A. Happ to add to the rotation

The left-hander will get a one-year, $8 million deal from the Twins.

storm the capitol rally st. paul minnesota state capitol

BCA finds 'no criminal wrongdoing' among those at 'Storm the Capitol' rally

Inflammatory comments were made by speakers, but no charges will be brought.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 12.27.04 PM

Man's vehicles crushed by hit-and-run driver weren't fully insured

The goal is to raise $25,000 to help the south Minneapolis resident.

Joe Biden

Key points from Joe Biden's first speech as POTUS

The 46th president called for unity at a time America is facing huge challenges.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 20

The 111 ICU patients is the fewest in Minnesota since there were 109 COVID patients in intensive care on Oct. 1.

Klobuchar

Here's what Amy Klobuchar said at Joe Biden's inauguration

The Minnesota senator was one of the leader organizers of the inauguration.

covid-19, vaccine

All of this week's COVID vaccine pilot program appointments are filled

Nearly 6,000 Minnesotans who are 65 and older registered for appointments between noon Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Lane kueng thao chauvin

Osterholm affidavit ahead of George Floyd trial warns of COVID worsening in March

Prosecutors want to delay the Chauvin trial due to a public health threat.

Related

lightning, storm

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Tuesday's severe weather chances

The guys discuss the severe weather potential in southern Minnesota.

storm, lightning

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Severe storm threat Saturday night

Be prepared for a loud Saturday night into Sunday morning.

storm, severe weather, shelf cloud

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Tornadoes possible Friday in MN

This is the latest episode of the podcast that focuses on Minnesota weather and climate.

storm

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Severe weather Monday, unsettled week ahead

It's going to be a steamy week after a threat of severe storms Monday.

flash flooding

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Weather setup similar to 1987 'Superstorm'

The Way Over Our Heads podcast is a weekly look at Minnesota weather and climate.

storm clouds

Podcast: Severe weather, heavy rain threatens Twin Cities on Tuesday

The window for severe weather in the metro is 4-8 p.m.

storm, severe weather

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Stormy Friday-Sunday in MN

Friday night, maybe Saturday night and again Sunday.

snow, easter

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Snowy Easter Sunday in Minnesota

Is now a good time to remind you that it was 70 degrees in the Twin Cities last week?