||Conditions were ripe for severe weather during the late afternoon and early evening of the 30th, as afternoon temperatures had peaked out in the 80s with some dew point readings around 70F. In addition, a surface boundary had set up along a Jamestown (ND) to Roseau (MN) line. Just above the surface layer, the low level jet was quite strong, with wind speeds of 50 to 60 knots. Instead of forming along the surface boundary, most of the thunderstorms fired out well to the east of the surface boundary, in an area of overall weaker bulk shear. Therefore, most of the thunderstorms were weaker than expected. However, along the leading edge of one of the lines of thunderstorms that formed, some of the strong winds aloft did mix down to the surface and produce strong wind gusts.