Last night was one of those times I felt like beating my head against the wall. A cold front passed through the area last night and the computer models gave no indication of any precipitation as it passed through. Radar showed some light showers to the north and a few sprinkles out near Jamestown. So for the southern valley I put a few sprinkles in the forecast. Just after finishing the 10pm news, a thunderstorm pops up in eastern Clay County and then a line procedes to rapidly develope stretching all the way north to International Falls. One little area of this line may have had some small hail and a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Becker County.
So for those of you in Minnesota who were awoken by thunder after I had said only a sprinkle, I apologize. Meteorology is often a humbling profession.