There were also several large hail reports as these storms developed across the region. Take a look at this tweet from @Seth_Kaplan who got this picture from Winthrop where 4" hail fell! WOW!!
"The expectation is that storm initiation will again take place in the eastern Dakotas to northwest MN late afternoon to early evening, forming initially as discrete cells capable of large hail and isolated tornadoes. As the event progresses and thunderstorm coverage increases, a MCS- type formation is expected to occur which will transition the storm mode to large hail and straight-line damaging winds from central to southeastern MN into far western WI. Given the similarity of this setup to analogs, including what just occurred yesterday, confidence was high enough to post an Enhanced Risk of severe weather with a pocket of significant severe weather (EF2 or greater tornadoes, wind gusts 75mph or greater, or 2" hail or larger) for northwestern to west-central MN."
1.) Heavy rain across portions of the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and the Central Appalachians, Thu, Jul 13.
2.) Heavy rain across portions of the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic, Sat, Jul 15.
3.) Excessive heat across portions of the Southeast, the Mid-Atlantic,the Middle Mississippi Valley, and the Ohio Valley, Thu-Fri, Jul 13-Jul 14.
4.) Much above normal temperatures across portions of the Northern Plains, the Northern Rockies, and the Northern Great Basin, Thu-Mon, Jul 13-Jul 17.
5.) Much above normal temperatures across portions of interior mainland Alaska, Thu-Fri, Jul 13-Jul 14.
6.) Flooding possible across portions of the Central High Plains, the Central and Southern Rockies, and the Southwest.
7.) Flooding possible across portions of the Middle Mississippi Valley, the Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley, and the Upper Mississippi Valley.
8.) Slight risk of much above normal temperatures from the Pacific Northwest to the Great Basin and eastward across Northern and Central Great Plains to the Great Lakes, Tue-Mon, Jul 18-Jul 24.
9.) Moderate risk of much above normal temperatures for portions of the Upper Mississippi Valley, the Northern Plains, and the Northern Rockies, Tue-Fri, Jul 18-Jul 21.
10.) Severe Drought across the Southern Plains, California, Hawaii, the Northern Plains, and the Southwest.
Record Heat Possible in the Northwest
By Todd Nelson, filling in for Douglas
Average Low: 64F (Record: 49F set in 1945)
Daylight LOST since summer solstice (June 20th): ~16 minutes
2.1 Days AFTER Full "Buck" Moon
(A crater on the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, reported in the spring of 2017. Credit: Itar-Tass/Zuma)