Willmar Minnesota Weather
Several separate storms developed in the west - in central Minnesota and moved quickly northeast, resulting in three tornadoes near Swift Falls, Elrosa and Spicer, Minnesota. Late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening, a series of thunderstorms with strong winds and gusts of up to 60 km / h led to a tornado outbreak in the Twin Cities area, as well as a number of other severe weather events.
After several brief tornadoes near Danvers, a much larger tornado moved southeast on Highway 212 and hit the east side of Benson. A third tornado hit Renville County at 1845 MST and reached the city of Buffalo Lake, where significant damage was reported. Several strong thunderstorms moved south into the Twin Cities area, where two to four inches of rain fell in a short period of time.
At least half of the snow fell in the Twin Cities area on June 18, 19 and 20, totaling 2.5 inches. During the 31-day period from June 17 to June 22, most of the rain fell on the eastern side of Minnesota, around the city of St. Paul, the largest city in Minnesota, for 31 days, through June 16, while the largest amount of snow, about 1.7 inches, fell during the same period.
Windy conditions are expected throughout the day and strong winds are expected on Thursday night and Friday morning. Most of the snow will blow through Friday afternoon, but eventually on Friday night, the wind will begin to weaken.
Snowfall in some areas is expected to be between 7 and 9 inches in southern Minnesota and up to 6 to 8 inches in northern Minnesota. Gusts are blowing in western Minnesota on Friday, with gusts of 30 to 40 mph. Winds could reach 50 mph in the southwestern corner of the state, and up to 60 mph in some areas in northern parts of Minnesota.
Heavy snowfall is expected for the south, central and southeast of Minnesota, with up to a foot of snow possible in some places. Even in the Twin Cities, there will be a few inches of rain, and maybe a bit more in northern Minnesota. More than a foot of snow is expected in some parts of southern Minnesota and northern and central Minnesota on Friday and Saturday.
As the storm moves over Minnesota, most of the precipitation will turn to snow, though some rain could still mix in during the day. As with many storms on Thursday, there would be only light to moderate snow, but there are times when there will be a mix of rain and freezing rain. By 9 a.m., most of the storm's precipitation in the south is expected to turn from snow to rain, and some freezing rain will also fall in and around the Twin Cities. The storm would settle and as it moves through Minnesota and into the early hours of Friday, snow is likely to turn to snow again in some parts of northern and central Minnesota, though a little more than a foot of snow is possible.
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The hottest day of the year is July 18, with an average high of 82 degrees and a low of 71 degrees. If you are looking for a very warm time to visit Willmar, the hottest months are July, August and then June. The coldest day this year was January 15, with an average low of 6F and highs of 23F, but if you look at recent years, the hottest months have been July and August. And then in a few years, in June and July.
If you are looking for dry weather, it is February, January and then December, but given the humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half the year. There is enough moisture in the air to make January temperatures more typical, with an average low of 6F and a high of 23F
If a day is wet, the wet season lasts 5.5 months and the snowy period of the year 5-6 months. During the rainy season, which lasts 8-5 months, rain falls from the ground and in winter, snow falls, with an average of 2-3 inches of rain per year. The rainy season lasts 6 - 7 months, the snowy period this year 5 - 6 months.
Every day, different types of precipitation are observed, with no trace amounts, and rain and snow fall on the same day. Snowfall accumulating over a 31-day period, concentrated on one day of the year, is considered precipitation. At the upper end of this scale is usually colder, drier snow, with an average of 2-3 inches of snowfall per year. Precipitation has accumulated over the course of a single slide - over 31 days, with the midyear average shown in the table below, which shows the average annual precipitation for the period from January 1 to March 31 of each year in Minnesota.