1.5 The Northland's Severe Summer of '16

Thursday, 22 June 2017: 9:30 AM
Salon III (InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza)
Adam Clark, KBJR-TV, Duluth, MN

The summer of '16 was a severe one in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. I plan on highlighting events like having 4 tornadic storms at once, a major flash flooding event, and a 69mph squall line in downtown Duluth, MN. All the events occured in just over a month! This amount of severe weather is rare to have in the Northland and was the most active summer I've experienced as chief in my 6 years in this market. I plan on partering with my local NWS office and presenting the info on our active summer.

Here are the 3 events summarized by the NWS Duluth office:

Tornadoes: http://www.weather.gov/dlh/June192016TornadoesSevereStorms

Flood: http://www.weather.gov/dlh/flash-flooding-2016-07-11

Squall: http://www.weather.gov/dlh/july212016squall

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