Andrew Revering
Shakopee, MN June 8, 2001
Erik Anderson and myself left work a little early, around 1 or 2 p.m. when we heard of tornadoes dropping near Buffalo, MN . After a quick jont home to get some equipment I headed down to Erik's place to pick him up and head to the southwest to intercept these storms which at this point have also dropped a waterspout on Maple Lake and numerous funnels over Minnetonka and other western suburbs.

We headed west on 13 past Valley Fair when we hit pea to marble sized hail/slush. We noted people on Wild Thing as the hail shaft passed over them. Once we got to the the back side of the lowering in Shakopee, MN we were able to take the following picture.

We then followed the storm to the SE along 169 and at the Canturbury exit stopped to take this photo.

Here Erik lost his cell phone, but we didn't realize it until we drove away to follow the storm. Not long after we took off we realized this and had to come back for it. We then decided to bail on the chase. I dropped Erik off, but on the way home just north of Burnsville I was able to get a snap of this beautiful rainbow.