Severe Storms: May 31, 2013

Hail at the U of M St. Paul Campus - May 31, 2013

Hail at the U of M St. Paul Campus - May 31, 2013
photo credit: Minnesota State Climatology Office

The month of May finished the way much of the rest of the month went, on a wet and stormy note. A series of thunderstorms developed in the eastern portions of the state shortly after 1PM and then moved to the northeast. Along with producing brief downpours and gusty winds large hail also fell from these storms. There were reports, including here at the State Climatology Office, of up to quarter-sized hail as the thunderstorms moved through. The largest hail reported so far was 1.25 inches in Roseville near 35W and County Road C.

Listed below are storm reports from the National Weather Service.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
357 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0158 PM     HAIL             LINO LAKES              45.16N 93.08W
05/31/2013  E1.00 INCH       ANOKA              MN   PUBLIC

0200 PM     HAIL             CIRCLE PINES            45.14N 93.15W
05/31/2013  M0.88 INCH       ANOKA              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0205 PM     HAIL             4 ENE MINNEAPOLIS       44.98N 93.20W
05/31/2013  E1.25 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   PUBLIC

            NEAR INTERSECTION OF COMO AND EUSTICE.

0205 PM     HAIL             ROSEVILLE               45.02N 93.15W
05/31/2013  E0.75 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   PUBLIC

0205 PM     HAIL             5 ENE MINNEAPOLIS       45.00N 93.17W
05/31/2013  E1.25 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTED IN ROSEVILLE NEAR INTERSECTION OF 35W AND CO RD
            C.

0205 PM     HAIL             ST PAUL                 44.95N 93.10W
05/31/2013  M0.75 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            REPORTED AT UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ST PAUL CAMPUS.

0209 PM     HAIL             ROSEVILLE               45.02N 93.15W
05/31/2013  E1.00 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTED NEAR CITY HALL

0210 PM     HAIL             ARDEN HILLS             45.07N 93.17W
05/31/2013  M1.00 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZED HAIL COVERING THE GROUND.

0210 PM     HAIL             ROSEVILLE               45.02N 93.15W
05/31/2013  E1.25 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0210 PM     HAIL             ST PAUL                 44.95N 93.10W
05/31/2013  M0.88 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   PUBLIC

            NEAR 280 AND ENERGY PARK DRIVE

0214 PM     HAIL             SHOREVIEW               45.08N 93.14W
05/31/2013  M1.00 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   PUBLIC

            NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZED HAIL

0215 PM     HAIL             2 WNW VADNAIS HEIGHTS   45.07N 93.11W
05/31/2013  E0.75 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   PUBLIC

            DIME SIZED HAIL. TIME ESTIMATED. REPORT FROM NOAA SHAVE
            PROJECT.

0215 PM     HAIL             1 S SHOREVIEW           45.07N 93.14W
05/31/2013  M0.88 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   PUBLIC

            0.9 INCH HAIL. TIME ESTIMATED. FROM NOAA SHAVE PROJECT.

0215 PM     HAIL             1 NNE SHOREVIEW         45.10N 93.13W
05/31/2013  M1.00 INCH       RAMSEY             MN   PUBLIC

            TIME ESTIMATED. FROM NOAA SHAVE PROJECT.

0250 PM     HAIL             EDINA                   44.89N 93.36W
05/31/2013  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0253 PM     HAIL             BLOOMINGTON             44.83N 93.32W
05/31/2013  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            OCCURRED FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES. REPORTED BY RETIRED NWS
            FORECASTER.

0255 PM     HAIL             BLOOMINGTON             44.83N 93.32W
05/31/2013  E0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            AT 95TH AND GARFIELD.

0300 PM     HAIL             RICHFIELD               44.88N 93.28W
05/31/2013  M1.00 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            REPORTED AT HWY 494 AND NICOLLET AVE. TIME ESTIMATED.

0300 PM     HAIL             EDINA                   44.89N 93.36W
05/31/2013  E1.00 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            REPORTED AT 76TH AND NORTH AVE. TIME ESTIMATED.

0307 PM     HAIL             MINNEAPOLIS             44.96N 93.27W
05/31/2013  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTED IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AT 24TH STREET W AND
            LYNDALE.

0312 PM     HAIL             MINNEAPOLIS             44.96N 93.27W
05/31/2013  M0.75 INCH       HENNEPIN           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DIME SIZED HAIL REPORTED AT 6TH AND MARQUETTE.

0312 PM     HAIL             DURAND                  44.63N 91.96W
05/31/2013  E1.00 INCH       PEPIN              WI   PUBLIC

0317 PM     HAIL             NORTH BRANCH            45.51N 92.98W
05/31/2013  M0.88 INCH       CHISAGO            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0345 PM     HAIL             HUDSON                  44.97N 92.74W
05/31/2013  E0.50 INCH       ST. CROIX          WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HALF INCH DIAMETER HAIL COVERING GROUND