Tag: tornado intensity

April 30

Tornado Tip-Offs, Lessons of 2011 Tornado Super-Outbreak, Western Drought Deepens

A Real Warm Front Arrives Saturday With apologies to The Beatles, Minnesota’s transition to summer is a long and winding road, littered with stormy potholes. It often comes down to situational awareness – keeping tabs on the weather pattern and listening for county-specific watches and warnings. But don’t neglect gut feel. In August of ‘09 conditions were ripe for twisters. I remember watching the sky turn green, running down to our dock and taping the formation of a tornado, roughly 5 minutes before the sirens sounded. A green tint to the sky may be the result of large hail. Tornado-producing...