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AUDIO: Quiet tornado season in Minnesota

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Jul 30, 2013 at 5:13 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) This summer has been very quiet in terms of tornadic weather in Minnesota.

Todd Krause is the Severe Storms Coordinator with the National Weather Service Office in Chanhassen. He says there have been only "six or seven" confirmed tornadoes in Minnesota this summer. He says you have to go back to 2007, when there were 18 tornadoes in the state to find a summer this quiet.

But with August and September still to come, Krause says we're not out of the woods yet.. He says one big day, "could make quite the difference."

Krause says even the few tornadoes that have touched down haven't done much in the way of damage. The exception would be an EF-2 tornado in Mahnomen and western Clearwater counties last week that tore the roof off a home and had estimated winds of 115 miles per hour. 

Krause says there have been few tornadoes in Minnesota this summer

Krause says it hasn't been this quiet since 2007

Krause was asked if the late winter has impacted our summer weather

Krause says the few tornadoes that have touched down haven't resulted in much damage

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