This summer will likely be remembered for the severe weather and 70 tornadoes in Minnesota. Assistant state climatologist Pete Boulay (BOO’-lay) says it started with an active May:
“May 12th had at least nine tornadoes. May 30th at least 15. More events in June… and then we even had one on August 27th another five tornadoes. So you add them all up and it turned out to be a fairly active season for tornadoes.”
Boulay says this May set a state record for most severe thunderstorm warnings and had the second most tornado warnings. All of Minnesota had above normal temperatures this summer.