Remember the August 6 storm that moved through the St. Michael and Albertville area?
The unique cloud formations prompted a flurry of photos
from St. Michael Patch readers – and questions whether a funnel cloud
appeared in the area.
After taking a look
at the pictures, National Weather Service Warning Coordination
Meteorologist Todd Krause recently told Patch in an email, “In this case, the cool
temps near the surface (in the wake of the earlier batch of storms) protected
the area and kept the funnels from touching down.”
Following the Aug. 6 storm, the National Weather Service stated
“a supercell thunderstorm moved
across central Minnesota into western Wisconsin and produced a long swath of
severe weather. A supercell is a very strong thunderstorm that has a rotating
updraft. They are able to sustain themselves for several hours, and produce
large hail and damaging winds.”
Click on the headline to see more Aug. 6 storm photos.