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Weather Talk: Big storm season still to come

Spring is almost over and there has been absolutely no severe thunderstorm activity across eastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota. Although it is not unusual for our region to get some severe storms in April or early May, the big storms u...

John Wheeler

Spring is almost over and there has been absolutely no severe thunderstorm activity across eastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota. Although it is not unusual for our region to get some severe storms in April or early May, the big storms usually start happening later in May and the most active months are June, July and August. Across the nation, there was not very much severe weather until about three weeks ago. Since then, severe storms have been exploding every few days across the central United States. The sudden uptick in tornadoes to our south is not an indicator of the amount of severe weather we will have this summer. However, the past two summers were relatively quiet, storm-wise, in our region. So, it is certainly possible there will be an increase in severe storms this summer.  

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