Sep 20, 2013 at 7:17 am
It was a very quiet summer for severe weather across the region. The national weather service office in grand forks says they only confirmed twelve tornadoes this year. The office covers the eatern third of north dakota and much of northwestern Minnesota. N-w-s warning coordinator Greg gust says typically the district would see between 35 and 40 twisters. gust says a late spring translated into a late start for severe weather.
the region had 85 tornadoes in 2010. the strongest storm this summer season was an early morning tornado east of mahnomen (mn) and into Clearwater county in late july.
Statewide there were 14 confirmed tornadoes in Minnesota this summer and 14 in north Dakota.