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The chance of earthquake damage in Minnesota is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Minnesota is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #47

Minnesota
0.01
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #14

Minnesota
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #22

Minnesota
135.90
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 20,581 other weather extremes events from 1950 to 2010 were recorded in Minnesota. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:169Cold:138Dense Fog:10Drought:53
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,122Hail:9,487Heat:18Heavy Snow:293
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:42Landslide:0Strong Wind:211
Thunderstorm Winds:7,715Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:7Winter Storm:487Winter Weather:73
Other:756 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Minnesota.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in Minnesota.

DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
1975-07-095N/A45.67-96.04

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 341 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in Minnesota.

DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1957-06-20546°53'N / 96°46'W46°52'N / 96°14'W25.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Clay
1968-06-13544°10'N / 95°45'W44°12'N / 95°42'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Murray
1968-06-13544°12'N / 95°42'W44°16'N / 95°35'W6.80 Miles150 Yards91502.5M0Lyon
1968-06-13544°16'N / 95°35'W44°18'N / 95°36'W002.5M0Redwood
1992-06-16543°48'N / 96°01'W43°51'N / 96°00'W3.00 Miles280 Yards0025.0M0Nobles
1992-06-16543°51'N / 96°00'W44°00'N / 95°51'W13.00 Miles280 Yards13525.0M0Murray
1951-06-19444°53'N / 94°22'W45°12'N / 93°23'W52.60 Miles330 Yards0112.5M0Mcleod
1951-06-19445°12'N / 93°23'W45°13'N / 93°21'W192.5M0Anoka
1953-05-10443°30'N / 92°23'W43°51'N / 92°10'W26.20 Miles33 Yards162.5M0Fillmore
1953-05-10443°51'N / 92°10'W44°00'N / 92°05'W10.80 Miles33 Yards162.5M0Olmsted
1953-05-10444°00'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°51'W17.80 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Winona
1955-07-07444°29'N / 96°12'W30.00 Miles33 Yards1132.5M0Lyon
1957-05-21445°35'N / 92°52'W45°43'N / 92°52'W9.20 Miles100 Yards0225K0Chisago
1962-09-16443°58'N / 92°27'W0.50 Mile33 Yards034250K0Olmsted
1965-05-06444°47'N / 93°45'W44°54'N / 93°44'W7.70 Miles300 Yards38725.0M0Carver
1965-05-06444°54'N / 93°44'W44°58'N / 93°44'W4.60 Miles300 Yards08825.0M0Hennepin
1965-05-06444°51'N / 93°32'W44°57'N / 93°32'W6.90 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Carver
1965-05-06445°02'N / 93°17'W45°08'N / 93°14'W6.80 Miles1000 Yards317525.0M0Anoka
1965-05-06444°59'N / 93°23'W45°03'N / 93°17'W5.90 Miles667 Yards65025.0M0Hennepin
1965-05-06445°03'N / 93°17'W45°08'N / 93°10'W7.60 Miles667 Yards010825.0M0Ramsey
1965-05-06445°08'N / 93°10'W45°10'N / 93°05'W3.80 Miles667 Yards0025.0M0Anoka
1966-06-11446°38'N / 94°22'W46°39'N / 94°21'W00250K0Crow Wing
1966-06-11446°39'N / 94°21'W46°50'N / 92°50'W72.80 Miles333 Yards00250K0Crow Wing
1967-04-30443°34'N / 93°26'W43°51'N / 93°14'W21.70 Miles100 Yards53525.0M0Freeborn
1967-04-30443°30'N / 93°07'W43°34'N / 93°07'W4.60 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Freeborn
1967-04-30443°48'N / 93°31'W43°51'N / 93°30'W1.90 Miles267 Yards0025.0M0Freeborn
1967-04-30443°51'N / 93°14'W44°06'N / 93°13'W17.00 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Steele
1967-04-30443°51'N / 93°30'W44°07'N / 93°29'W18.20 Miles267 Yards62225.0M0Waseca
1969-08-06446°47'N / 94°13'W46°50'N / 94°01'W9.90 Miles833 Yards002.5M0Crow Wing
1969-08-06446°50'N / 94°01'W46°54'N / 93°46'W12.30 Miles833 Yards12702.5M0Cass
1969-08-06446°54'N / 93°46'W46°58'N / 93°34'W10.10 Miles833 Yards002.5M0Aitkin
1975-06-28446°52'N / 96°44'W46°57'N / 96°41'W5.40 Miles1320 Yards00250K0Clay
1983-07-03445°13'N / 93°19'W1.00 Mile67 Yards0425K0Anoka
1992-06-16443°57'N / 95°54'W44°03'N / 95°58'W7.00 Miles160 Yards0325.0M0Murray
1998-03-29444°05'N / 94°51'W44°06'N / 94°52'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Watonwan
 Brief Description: Tornado moving through southern Brown county brushed extreme northwest Watonwan county. See Brown county narrative.
1998-03-29444°07'N / 94°54'W44°14'N / 94°22'W25.00 Miles2200 Yards11645.0M0Brown
 Brief Description: Tornado began 7 miles east of Avoca in Murray county, continued through Cottonwood, Brown, extreme Northwest Watonwan, Northwest Blue Earth, and finally lifted off 4 miles east of Courtland in Nicollet county. Total storm track was 67 miles. The tornado ripped through the village of Comfrey destroying a grain elevator and damaging 75% of the town. Much of downtown Comfrey destroyed including the town hall. School heavily damaged. 100 people made homeless. 50 homes destroyed. 130 farmsteads damaged or destroyed in Brown county. 500 dairy cows killed. One man critically injured in collapse of farmstead northwest of the town of Hanska. He died the next day. 35 buildings destroyed or damaged in far Northwest Blue Earth county. Damage estimate estimated. Property damage to extreme northwest Blue Earth county across Cambria township estimated at 2 million. Property damage to extreme northwest Watonwan county estimated at 245 thousand. M85PH
1998-03-29444°15'N / 94°20'W44°16'N / 94°16'W4.00 Miles2200 Yards0000Nicollet
 Brief Description: See narrative for Brown county.
2000-07-25444°54'N / 95°40'W44°49'N / 95°33'W9.00 Miles167 Yards11520.0M0Yellow Medicine
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down in rural Yellow Medicine County, 8 miles west, and 3 miles north of Granite Falls. The tornado lifted before exiting Granite Falls, leaving the most concentrated damage path two miles long, and 500 feet wide, through a primarily residential area of Granite Falls. Most of the damage in Granite Falls was caused by F2 to F3 wind speeds. However, this tornado has been classified as a minimal F4 tornado, based on the twisted wreckage of an overturned railroad car near the intersection of 9th Avenue and 14th street in Granite Falls. M82PH
2010-06-17443°34'N / 93°38'W43°48'N / 93°31'W17.00 Miles1760 Yards1140K0KFreeborn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado initially moved northeast to approximately 3.5 miles west of Conger, where at about (43.6156, -93.6015), it began to move more to the east-northeast. West of Armstrong, at about (43.6597, -93.4938), it began tracking nearly due north to just west of Manchester, where at about (43.7357, -93.4801), it began to move to the north-northwest, before dissipating 1.5 miles west of Hartland. Accounting for the changes in direction of this track, the actual path length covered by the tornado was 19.95 miles. Near 180th Street and County Road 2, a home was likely in the outer circulation of the tornado, as it sustained some roof and siding damage. A barn was also destroyed to its brick foundation and a car was also flipped over lengthwise. Some evidence of tree debarking was noted. The tornado continued to the northeast and caused extensive crop damage approximately 500 yards in width. Near County Roads 17 and 63, the tornado intensified to produce EF-3 damage, impacting a farmstead and causing the complete destruction of three swine barns and the loss of 12 head of swine. Two empty grain bins were completely blown away at this location. The house at this location had some roof damage but appeared to be northwest of the main tornado path. Approximately 100 feet northeast of the house, a 150 foot tripod style wind turbine tower was twisted and toppled. This location also marked the beginning of crops being completely raked, with only stalks of corn left, and soybean fields being almost unrecognizable. After passing through this farmstead the tornado took a more easterly path across County Road 63, and maintained EF-3 strength. After passing County Road 63, another farmstead was hit, and two empty harvester silos were toppled. The tornado continued to the northeast across County Road 4, where continued raking of the fields was noted with significant deposition of debris along the tornado path. Numerous trees were toppled at County Road 89 where it turns to the north. The tornado continued to the north-northeast, grew to 1000 yards, and around 1750 LST impacted a farmstead along County Road 12 two miles north of Conger, where EF-4 damage was observed. The house at this location was completely destroyed, as was the barn and several other buildings. Extensive tree damage was noted with nearly all branches being removed from the trunks. Debarking of trees was widespread at this location. A car was also tumbled a distance of 3200 feet, coming to rest in a field east of County Road 12. The tornado continued to the northeast across County Road 69 and County Road 46, where it weakened slightly to EF-3 intensity. As it crossed County Road 46, a house was rotated off the foundation. The tornado was approximately 700 yards wide at this point. To the north-northeast, a swine barn was destroyed with sheet metal being carried off to Interstate 90. At this same time, a satellite tornado developed and caused damage in the town of Armstrong (see separate entry). The main tornado continued to the north-northeast and was 500 yards in width. The tornado crossed County Road 74 and caused EF-2 damage to three farmsteads. One farmstead with a manufactured home was hit, resulting in one fatality and one severe injury. The tornado crossed Interstate 90 just west of County Road 14 as it grew to one third of a mile in width and re-strengthened to EF-3 intensity. Several farmsteads saw significant damage between Sugar Lake and County Road 14, with a house and two barns completely destroyed. From this point the tornado continued to the north, growing to one mile in width. Around 1800 LST, a house and barn were destroyed approximately one mile west of Manchester on County Road 25, where extensive tree and structural damage was also noted at several properties in the area. Additionally, west of this tornadic damage, a separate area of tree and structural damage was caused by strong thunderstorm winds associated with a rear flank downdraft (see separate entry). About one mile north, the tornado weakened slightly to EF-2 Intensity, where it damaged three full grain bins near County Road 29. The tornado was approximately 1300 yards at this point. Further north, at County Road 95, the tornado continued to weaken, although a farmstead still received EF-1 damage to trees and structures. Finally, the tornado continued north and began to narrow and weaken. It dissipated west of Hartland. One person was killed and 14 injured from this tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several strong storms developed in west-central Minnesota during the mid afternoon hours of June 17th. These storms quickly become severe and produced softball size hail northwest of Alexandria and a tornado near Leaf Valley that became the EF-4 that moved through Wadena, Minnesota. By the late afternoon, numerous thunderstorms developed across southern Minnesota along the leading edge of extreme instability. Numerous funnel cloud reports and a few brief tornado touchdowns were noted prior to 5 pm, but once the low level shear (0-1 km) increased significantly from 15 knots, to over 35 knots, strong tornadoes developed along the Iowa border. These storms along the Iowa border produced a series of long-lived tornadoes near Albert Lea, Minnesota. Very large hail also accompanied some tornadoes along with flash flooding.
2010-06-17446°24'N / 95°10'W46°25'N / 95°09'W2.00 Miles1936 Yards000K0KOtter Tail
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down in Otter Tail County and tracked northeastward for about 2 miles before crossing into Wadena County just southwest of the Wadena city limits. The tornado developed rapidly into a multi-vortex wedge type tornado as it approached Wadena. The tornado continued in Wadena County another 8 miles and ended about 516 PM CDT. Otter Tail County received mainly extreme tree damage with peak winds estimated at 170 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
2010-06-17446°25'N / 95°09'W46°31'N / 95°01'W8.00 Miles1936 Yards0200K0KWadena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This multi-vortex wedge tornado began in Otter Tail County about 3 miles southwest of the city of Wadena at 459 PM CDT. It tracked for about 2 miles in Otter Tail County, then it continued for another 8 miles in Wadena County. The tornado ravaged the western half of the community of Wadena. Numerous homes were flattened to the ground and at least one was completely swept from its foundation and destroyed. Public and industrial buildings were wrecked, the fairgrounds were damaged, and headstones in the cemetery were overturned. School buses and vehicles were propelled through the air for hundreds of yards. The tornado hit on the day of the Wadena all-school reunion, so many additional people were in the area. Roughly 100 people were displaced from their homes. Peak winds were estimated at 170 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
2010-06-17446°06'N / 95°25'W46°36'N / 95°15'W38.00 Miles2288 Yards150K0KOtter Tail
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Douglas County, Minnesota. It moved northward into Otter Tail County and produced an additional 38 miles of continuous damage path. The tornado destroyed numerous homes and farmsteads along its path, completely sweeping 7 homes from their foundations. At times, this multi-vortex tornado complex consisted of multiple tornadic tubes pivoting around a common center. Peak winds were estimated at 175 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
2010-08-07446°07'N / 96°33'W46°09'N / 96°31'W3.00 Miles600 Yards000K0KWilkin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Richland County, North Dakota, at 625 pm CDT, where it had a path length of 2.5 miles. It continued in Wilkin County, Minnesota, where it finally lifted about 2.5 miles southwest of Doran. The total path length was roughly five miles and peak winds were estimated at 175 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: By late in the day on the 7th, an east-west lying warm front had set up just north of the South Dakota border, extending eastward into west central Minnesota. South of the warm front, temperatures were in the mid to upper 80s with dew points in the lower 70s. Thunderstorms formed along and north of the warm front and several produced tornadoes.
1951-07-20344°56'N / 93°30'W44°53'N / 93°16'W11.60 Miles33 Yards54025.0M0Hennepin
1955-07-02346°31'N / 96°42'W46°16'N / 96°32'W18.70 Miles440 Yards03250K0Wilkin
1958-05-24345°09'N / 92°57'W44°58'N / 92°46'W15.10 Miles50 Yards06250K0Washington
1964-05-05346°08'N / 96°34'W46°08'N / 96°34'W003K0Wilkin
1964-05-05345°35'N / 94°47'W45°39'N / 94°44'W4.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Stearns
1964-06-18345°38'N / 95°28'W45°42'N / 95°22'W6.20 Miles200 Yards013250K0Pope
1965-05-05343°30'N / 92°01'W43°41'N / 91°44'W18.80 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Fillmore
1965-05-05343°41'N / 91°44'W43°51'N / 91°27'W18.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Houston
1965-05-05343°51'N / 91°27'W43°55'N / 91°21'W6.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Winona
1965-05-06344°41'N / 94°10'W44°54'N / 94°04'W15.50 Miles167 Yards0025.0M0Sibley
1967-04-30343°40'N / 93°35'W43°51'N / 93°36'W12.30 Miles100 Yards22325.0M0Freeborn
1967-04-30343°51'N / 93°36'W43°56'N / 93°40'W6.10 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Waseca
1968-06-30346°12'N / 93°04'W0.10 Mile10 Yards003K0Aitkin
1969-08-06346°43'N / 94°44'W46°51'N / 94°25'W17.30 Miles167 Yards042.5M0Cass
1969-08-06347°36'N / 92°50'W47°41'N / 92°39'W10.00 Miles300 Yards092.5M0St. Louis
1969-08-06346°54'N / 93°27'W46°56'N / 93°11'W12.50 Miles1500 Yards13250K0Aitkin
1969-08-06347°48'N / 92°17'W47°48'N / 92°07'W7.20 Miles220 Yards00250K0St. Louis
1969-08-06346°57'N / 92°59'W47°01'N / 92°36'W18.40 Miles2933 Yards0202.5M0St. Louis
1969-08-06347°49'N / 92°08'W47°48'N / 92°02'W3.80 Miles250 Yards00250K0St. Louis
1969-08-06347°03'N / 92°09'W47°02'N / 92°01'W5.70 Miles117 Yards23250K0St. Louis
1969-08-06347°02'N / 91°58'W47°02'N / 91°43'W11.50 Miles200 Yards003K0St. Louis
1971-05-31343°30'N / 95°20'W43°38'N / 95°14'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
1973-06-25346°24'N / 94°02'W46°24'N / 93°49'W10.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Crow Wing
1975-06-28346°52'N / 96°35'W46°55'N / 96°34'W2.30 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Clay
1977-08-26346°21'N / 94°30'W46°24'N / 94°19'W8.90 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Cass
1977-08-26346°24'N / 94°19'W46°32'N / 94°00'W17.40 Miles33 Yards0112.5M0Crow Wing
1980-09-03345°32'N / 94°13'W45°35'N / 94°09'W3.80 Miles60 Yards11525.0M0Stearns
1981-06-14344°49'N / 93°16'W44°53'N / 93°10'W6.20 Miles600 Yards02325.0M0Hennepin
1981-06-14344°53'N / 93°10'W45°00'N / 93°02'W10.00 Miles600 Yards16025.0M0Ramsey
1982-05-10346°01'N / 96°28'W46°01'N / 96°17'W8.00 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Traverse
1982-05-10346°01'N / 96°17'W46°02'N / 96°16'W1.00 Mile80 Yards002.5M0Traverse
1982-05-10346°02'N / 96°16'W46°04'N / 96°10'W6.00 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Grant
1982-05-17343°35'N / 93°17'W43°42'N / 93°08'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Freeborn
1982-05-17343°42'N / 93°08'W43°51'N / 93°10'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Freeborn
1982-05-17343°51'N / 93°10'W44°06'N / 93°10'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Steele
1982-05-17344°06'N / 93°13'W44°12'N / 93°04'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Steele
1984-04-26345°01'N / 93°14'W45°02'N / 93°13'W1.00 Mile60 Yards15225.0M0Hennepin
1984-04-26345°02'N / 93°13'W45°06'N / 93°12'W4.50 Miles600 Yards0025.0M0Ramsey
1984-06-07343°40'N / 93°21'W43°53'N / 93°20'W14.00 Miles100 Yards01225.0M0Freeborn
1985-04-20343°54'N / 96°06'W43°55'N / 96°05'W0.80 Mile250 Yards002.5M0Pipestone
1985-04-20343°55'N / 96°05'W44°01'N / 96°00'W7.20 Miles250 Yards022.5M0Murray
1987-07-23345°09'N / 93°29'W45°07'N / 93°20'W5.00 Miles170 Yards0025.0M0Hennepin
1987-07-27344°34'N / 92°43'W44°28'N / 93°02'W20.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Goodhue
1987-07-27344°28'N / 93°02'W44°26'N / 93°16'W10.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Rice
1991-07-05346°28'N / 94°21'W46°28'N / 94°20'W1.00 Mile43 Yards000K0Cass
1991-07-05346°28'N / 94°20'W46°25'N / 94°16'W5.00 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Crow Wing
1992-06-16344°47'N / 95°51'W44°47'N / 95°42'W6.00 Miles23 Yards000K0Yellow Medicine
1992-06-16344°06'N / 95°49'W44°12'N / 95°51'W9.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Murray
1992-06-16344°12'N / 95°51'W44°14'N / 95°43'W3.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Lyon
1992-06-16344°14'N / 95°35'W44°27'N / 95°29'W16.00 Miles90 Yards000K0Redwood
1992-06-16344°21'N / 95°22'W44°30'N / 95°09'W13.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Redwood
1992-06-16344°47'N / 95°48'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0625.0M0Yellow Medicine
1992-06-16345°01'N / 94°14'W45°09'N / 94°07'W10.00 Miles120 Yards080K0Wright
1996-05-17345°23'N / 96°34'W45°33'N / 96°18'W17.00 Miles200 Yards001.5M0Big Stone
 Brief Description: A tornado crossing Big Stone Lake from Roberts County, South Dakota destroyed one cabin at the Meadowbrook Resort, blew the roof off another cabin, and another cabin was demolished when a big tree fell onto it. Several boats on Big Stone Lake were overturned. Approxiamately 150 buildings sustained damage or were destroyed as the tornado moved northeast across Big Stone County through the townships of Prior, Big Stone, Almond, Malta, and Moonshine. Southwest of Clinton, a pontoon boat and a camper were destroyed. East of Clinton, a farm lost all buildings with severe damage to their home. The cupboards fell off the walls and doors would not close, signifying a twisted frame. Northeast of Clinton, another farm suffered damage to all structures. Half of the roof was torn off their home. Two miles south of Johnson, a house (rambler) was completely destroyed and several barns and machine sheds were destroyed, before the tornado lifted. Many trees were uprooted in the path of the tornado across Big Stone County and much of the power was out in the County as power lines were downed.
1997-07-01345°07'N / 94°01'W45°10'N / 93°56'W5.00 Miles800 Yards0000Wright
 Brief Description: House completely destroyed on west side of Birch Lake.
1997-09-18346°04'N / 94°03'W46°03'N / 93°51'W9.00 Miles800 Yards111.7M0Morrison
 Brief Description: Several buildings destroyed and numerous other buildings damaged. Hundreds of trees down. A number of cattle killed in barn collapse. One man injured when the tornado engulfed his car and threw it into a nearby woods. A second man critically injured when his garage collapsed. He died several weeks later. Total path length of tornado from 1 NE of Lastrup to Onamia was 17 miles. M57PH
1997-09-18346°05'N / 93°50'W46°05'N / 93°40'W8.00 Miles800 Yards0000Mille Lacs
 Brief Description: Several buildings destroyed and numerous other buildings damaged. Hundreds of trees down. A number of cattle killed in barn collapse. Damage estimate included in entry for Morrison county. Total path length from 1 NE of Lastup to Onamia was 17 miles.
1998-03-29343°59'N / 95°26'W44°06'N / 94°56'W39.50 Miles900 Yards0330.0M0Cottonwood
 Brief Description: A strong tornado which began in Murray County tracked across Cottonwood County and then further northeast. The tornado destroyed numerous farms, farm equipment, buildings, trees, power lines and poles, vehicles, and other structures in its path. A vehicle was tossed a hundred yards as it hit the first farm in southwest Cottonwood County. People in the basement of the house on this farm received minor injuries. The tornado also destroyed a church near Jeffers, and destroyed numerous homes in the southern part of Comfrey, a city which is only partly in Cottonwood County.
1998-03-29344°17'N / 94°10'W44°20'N / 93°57'W12.00 Miles2200 Yards10120.0M0Nicollet
 Brief Description: Tornado made a direct hit on the city of St. Peter and Gustavius Adolphus College. All major buildings on campus suffered varying degrees of damage. The spire on Christ Chapel snapped in half. 70% of the windows on campus were broken. 500 homes were destroyed in St. Peter, 1,700 were damaged. Over 1,000 trees uprooted. One person killed just outside St. Peter when the tornado struck a vehicle. St. Peter Catholic Church destroyed. Hospital severely damaged. Roof ripped off library. 25% of books lost. Debris from St. Peter found 50 miles away in southern suburbs of the Twin Cities. 60 rural homes and farms damaged or destroyed from Courtland to St. Peter. Rural damage estimated at 6.5 million. M6VE
1998-03-29344°20'N / 93°57'W44°24'N / 93°50'W6.00 Miles2200 Yards0000Le Sueur
 Brief Description: See narrative for Nicollet county.
2001-06-13346°10'N / 95°20'W46°17'N / 95°09'W11.00 Miles100 Yards035.0M0Otter Tail
 Brief Description: The tornado caused quite a bit of damage along its path across southeast Otter Tail county before it crossed into Todd county. At one farmstead, 9 people huddled inside a house with no basement as its roof was torn off. Nobody was injured, but another trailer home nearby was completely destroyed. Many irrigation systems were overturned, trees, power poles, and lines snapped, and grain bins destroyed by the strong wind. An estimated 100 poles were broken off leaving nearly 1,100 people without power. At another farm, a 40x80 foot pole barn was wrecked. About 6 miles northeast of Parkers Prairie, a man and his two kids rode out the storm in their minivan inside a quonset. Trees all around them and the quonset were crumpled by the wind, yet they survived. Another farmstead lost a house, trailer home, and two silos. A turkey barn containing 12,000 turkeys was also hit, with an estimated 60 percent of the turkeys perishing.
2001-06-13346°16'N / 95°09'W46°17'N / 95°07'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0010K0Todd
 Brief Description: NWS Grand Forks damage survey revealed an F3 tornado touch down in Otter Tail County, one mile NW of Parkers Prairie at 1753 CST. It tracked to just southeast of Wrightstown, for an 11 mile path in Otter Tail County. It then continued on for one mile in Todd County where it dissipated 3 WNW of Bertha. Total path length 12 miles.
2004-05-19348°55'N / 97°05'W48°55'N / 97°03'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00200K0Kittson
 Brief Description: The tornado demolished 4 structures. One of the structures, a 30x40 foot machine shed, was swept from its foundation and thrown into the adjacent fields. Tools from the shed were driven into the banks of a nearby highway. Other debris was spread over a mile away. Many trees were torn up.
2004-06-11343°30'N / 92°33'W43°33'N / 92°34'W4.00 Miles150 Yards003.0M20KMower
 Brief Description: A tornado crossed the Minnesota-Iowa state line just southwest of Le Roy (Mower County) causing considerable damage. One home right on the state line was completely destroyed, but there were no injuries or deaths. The tornado was approximately 150 yards wide at times and apparently reached F3 damage intensity right on the state line around 6:05 p.m. The tornado then started to weaken, but did heavy damage to a grain company (Koch Industries)(F2 damage) about 2 miles west of Le Roy and continued north, crossing Highway 56 just before 6:10 p.m. The tornado lifted approximately 4 miles northwest of Le Roy in open fields. There were also brief tornado touch downs (all rated F0) near Dexter (Mower County) and Le Roy, as well as areas along the Mower-Fillmore County line west of Spring Valley (Fillmore County).
2006-08-01343°54'N / 94°43'W43°53'N / 94°40'W1.50 Miles440 Yards002.0M0Watonwan
 Brief Description: Initial damage occurred at farmstead just east of the Watonwan/Cottonwood line. Damage included the partial removal of roofs off two large sheds, along with scattered downed trees. The tornado then moved across corn and bean fields. Another farmstead was hit just southwest of the intersection of County Roads 10 and 2. This was the location of the F3 damage. A house was leveled, a 60 foot concrete base silo was toppled and rolled. Virtually all barns, sheds and outbuildings were completely destroyed.
2006-08-05348°54'N / 95°20'W48°54'N / 95°18'W4.00 Miles500 Yards0020.0M0Roseau
 Brief Description: Tornado number two of a series tracked east-southeast for about 4 miles across the northern part of Warroad. The main tornado appeared to have touched down about a mile west of the Marvin Windows plant complex at the northwest corner of Warroad. The tornado grew to around 500 yards wide as it moved across the Lakeview Park and campground area. The tornado apparently lifted as it passed into Muskeg Bay of the Lake of the Woods. Peak wind speeds were estimated from 160 to 180 mph. Damage was extensive along the tornado path in Warroad. At the Marvin Windows plant, the roof was damaged and 16 semi trailers were overturned. Several of the trailers were full with new windows, which were a complete loss. The nearby Pepsi plant had its sign blown down. At the Warroad City Park and Campground, 30 to 40 campers were destroyed and roughly 10 boats were damaged or sunk. The city pool, which had been recently renovated, was also damaged. The Trading Post Gift Shop was completely destroyed. Many large trees were also snapped off or broken into pieces. Eight to 10 homes also sustained damage.
2006-08-24344°16'N / 94°16'W44°20'N / 93°57'W15.50 Miles880 Yards073.5M0Nicollet
 Brief Description: The tornado began with a very narrow path and gradually expanded to a half mile wide multiple vortex tornado. One home in Nicollet lost much of its upper floor, and other homes suffered major damage, including some bring shifted off their foundation. The tornado continued east along Highway 99, producing major damage to houses, farm buildings, and a power substation. It did its most severe damage on the southern outskirts of St. Peter, where a house was completely leveled. A total of 57 homes properties in Nicollet County were damaged, and several homes had to be totaled out. A spokesmen from the St. Peter Community Hospital said several persons were admitted with severe wounds, such as broken bones. The tornado crossed the Minnesota River near the southern city limits of St. Peter, and entered Le Sueur County near the city of Kasota (see separate entry).
2006-08-24344°18'N / 93°58'W44°15'N / 93°37'W17.50 Miles880 Yards13020.0M4.0MLe Sueur
 Brief Description: The F3 tornado that began in Nicollet County at 1630 CST moved into Le Sueur County near the northern city limits of Kasota. Over 100 homes suffered some damage, dozens of homes had major damage, and three were completely leveled. The tornado moved east-northeast for about ten miles in Le Sueur County, then turned and moved east-southeast until dissipation. Hundreds of farm animals were killed, including 200 cows at a large dairy. Approximately five thousand acres of corn and soybeans were estimated to be ruined across the county. A State Farm spokeswoman said the company expected 4,500 homeowner claims and 8,000 auto claims from the storm. Some information provided by the Star Tribune newspaper. A 91 year old man perished in the upper floor of his home when a tree crashed through the roof. M91PH
2008-05-25345°10'N / 93°03'W45°10'N / 93°01'W2.00 Miles220 Yards00300K0KAnoka
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down on the eastern side of Lino Lakes, at the eastern shore of Peltier Lake. The tornado felled trees and lifted boat docks, then tracked east and crossed Interstate 35E. As this occurred, a few barns, grain bins, and silos were damaged. The tornado then intensified as it moved into northwestern Washington County and a subdivision (Creekview Preserve), about two miles north of downtown Hugo. It was at this point (around 16:01), that the twister caused EF-3 damage. The tornado dissipated in the eastern portion of Hugo, just north of Irish Avenue and 140th Street. Seven hundred and ninety four homes, including mobile homes, were affected by the storm in some way. A total of 91 homes sustained minor structural damage, numerous broken windows, and damage to small sections of roof. Twenty seven homes were destroyed, totally collapsed, or not economically feasible to repair. A two year old boy in Washington County (see corresponding entry) died after being blown out of the first floor of his home in Creekview Preserve. A 62 year old woman in Washington County died an indirect death due to a heart attack during cleanup in Hugo a few days later. Some important information provided by the Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, and other local newspapers. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front was the catalyst for numerous reports of severe weather on this date.
2008-05-25345°10'N / 93°01'W45°10'N / 92°55'W4.00 Miles220 Yards11725.0M0KWashington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down on the eastern side of Lino Lakes, at the eastern shore of Peltier Lake. The tornado felled trees and lifted boat docks, then tracked east and crossed Interstate 35E. As this occurred, a few barns, grain bins, and silos were damaged. The tornado then intensified as it moved into northwestern Washington County and a subdivision (Creekview Preserve), about two miles north of downtown Hugo. It was at this point (around 16:01), that the twister caused EF-3 damage. The tornado dissipated in the eastern portion of Hugo, just north of Irish Avenue and 140th Street. Seven hundred and ninety four homes, including mobile homes, were affected by the storm in some way. A total of 91 homes sustained minor structural damage, numerous broken windows, and damage to small sections of roof. Twenty seven homes were destroyed, totally collapsed, or not economically feasible to repair. A two year old boy died after being blown out of the first floor of his home in Creekview Preserve. A 62 year old woman died an indirect death when she suffered a heart attack during cleanup in Hugo a few days later. Some important information provided by the Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, and other local newspapers. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front was the catalyst for numerous reports of severe weather on this date.
2008-06-06346°58'N / 95°01'W47°04'N / 94°58'W7.00 Miles400 Yards000K0KHubbard
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado tracked for about 7 miles from the southwest edge of Big Sand Lake, across Pickerel Lake, to 1 mile northwest of Emmaville by 947 am CDT. Maximum width was around 400 yards with peak winds to 160 mph. The tornado completely destroyed two homes and damaged several others on Pickerel Lake. It flattened dozens of acres of forest. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vertically stacked cold-core low pressure system moved into the Red River Valley and brought ideal conditions for low topped mini supercells. A negatively tilted 500 mb trough, diffluent height field, and a strong upper level disturbance were all present. At the surface, there was even a warm front east of the low, toward Hubbard and Wadena Counties.
2008-07-11345°04'N / 95°08'W45°05'N / 94°58'W8.00 Miles200 Yards020K0KKandiyohi
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Three homes were destroyed and eight others were damaged. Barns and sheds were destroyed, along with two businesses, including two turkey barns. At Highway 71 and County Rd. 19 a small trailer was turned on its side, and several farm tractors were turned on their sides. Two minor injuries occurred at a turkey barn 2.5 miles South of Downtown Willmar. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Instability ahead of a cold front which moved from the Central Dakotas on the morning of the 11th, to the Eastern half of Minnesota by the early evening hours, was the prime ingredient for scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms across the region, during this period.
2010-06-17343°42'N / 93°25'W43°51'N / 93°19'W11.00 Miles1320 Yards000K0KFreeborn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Touchdown was near the intersection of Freeborn County Roads 14 and 20. Multiple farmsteads experienced significant structural and tree damage, including one house completely destroyed and several others heavily damaged. Many outbuildings were destroyed, hundreds of trees uprooted and snapped, with some partially debarked. It then moved into Steele County, southwest of Ellendale, where it began moving to the north-northwest. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several strong storms developed in west-central Minnesota during the mid afternoon hours of June 17th. These storms quickly become severe and produced softball size hail northwest of Alexandria and a tornado near Leaf Valley that became the EF-4 that moved through Wadena, Minnesota. By the late afternoon, numerous thunderstorms developed across southern Minnesota along the leading edge of extreme instability. Numerous funnel cloud reports and a few brief tornado touchdowns were noted prior to 5 pm, but once the low level shear (0-1 km) increased significantly from 15 knots, to over 35 knots, strong tornadoes developed along the Iowa border. These storms along the Iowa border produced a series of long-lived tornadoes near Albert Lea, Minnesota. Very large hail also accompanied some tornadoes along with flash flooding.
2010-06-17343°45'N / 93°14'W43°49'N / 93°10'W5.00 Miles600 Yards000K0KFreeborn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: As the Lerdal tornado began to dissipate, it rotated around this new one west of Hollandale. This new EF-3 tornado went on to obliterate a farmstead, with virtually every outbuilding destroyed, and the farm house leveled. It continued northeast and took the roof off a house and destroyed a greenhouse. Just before dissipating, it hit one more farmstead near County Roads 30 and 35, causing damage to outbuildings, minor damage to the house, and uprooting and breaking a couple dozen trees. Video filmed by storm chaser. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several strong storms developed in west-central Minnesota during the mid afternoon hours of June 17th. These storms quickly become severe and produced softball size hail northwest of Alexandria and a tornado near Leaf Valley that became the EF-4 that moved through Wadena, Minnesota. By the late afternoon, numerous thunderstorms developed across southern Minnesota along the leading edge of extreme instability. Numerous funnel cloud reports and a few brief tornado touchdowns were noted prior to 5 pm, but once the low level shear (0-1 km) increased significantly from 15 knots, to over 35 knots, strong tornadoes developed along the Iowa border. These storms along the Iowa border produced a series of long-lived tornadoes near Albert Lea, Minnesota. Very large hail also accompanied some tornadoes along with flash flooding.
2010-06-17343°51'N / 93°07'W43°54'N / 93°04'W4.00 Miles440 Yards000K0KSteele
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed just north of the Steele/Freeborn County line, shortly after the dissipation in Freeborn County of the Newry tornado. This new tornado moved northeast, and initially, occasional trees were broken. Damage intensified somewhat when it hit a farm on State Highway 30 just west of Blooming Prairie. The tornado continued moving northeast, decimating crops. Some bean fields were scoured in spots. It intensified significantly to EF-3 2.5 miles northwest of Blooming Prairie, where a house was leveled, trees were snapped, and large portions of bark were removed. A pickup truck was lofted about 50 feet into the basement of the house. Several other houses sustained minor damage. The tornado dissipated just west of Highway 218 and 123rd Street. Video recorded by law enforcement and chasers. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several strong storms developed in west-central Minnesota during the mid afternoon hours of June 17th. These storms quickly become severe and produced softball size hail northwest of Alexandria and a tornado near Leaf Valley that became the EF-4 that moved through Wadena, Minnesota. By the late afternoon, numerous thunderstorms developed across southern Minnesota along the leading edge of extreme instability. Numerous funnel cloud reports and a few brief tornado touchdowns were noted prior to 5 pm, but once the low level shear (0-1 km) increased significantly from 15 knots, to over 35 knots, strong tornadoes developed along the Iowa border. These storms along the Iowa border produced a series of long-lived tornadoes near Albert Lea, Minnesota. Very large hail also accompanied some tornadoes along with flash flooding.
2010-06-17347°46'N / 96°05'W47°51'N / 96°04'W6.00 Miles150 Yards000K0KRed Lake
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Polk County, about 4 miles south-southwest of Mentor at 615 PM CDT. The tornado tracked into Red Lake County and continued an additional 6 miles to roughly 4 miles east-northeast of Terrebonne. The tornado sheared trees and blew down farm buildings near the Polk County line and lofted debris from Mentor well past the community of Plummer. The total track length was about 15 miles and peak winds were estimated at 145 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
2010-06-17347°38'N / 96°10'W47°46'N / 96°05'W9.00 Miles150 Yards120K0KPolk
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Polk County and tracked northeastward for nine miles to the Red Lake County line about 5 miles north-northeast of Mentor. After crossing into Red Lake County, it continued for an additional 6 miles. The tornado tracked across Maple Lake and the community of Mentor. Trees were sheared off or uprooted, power poles were snapped, and roofs and garages were destroyed. A convenience store and gas station along U. S. Highway 2 were flattened. Cabins, campers, boats, and docks were damaged along the northeast side of Maple Lake. Peak winds were estimated at 145 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
1950-06-15246°35'N / 96°20'W46°31'N / 96°20'W4.60 Miles67 Yards043K0Wilkin
1951-06-25243°34'N / 94°46'W43°36'N / 94°29'W14.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Martin
1952-06-23245°18'N / 95°30'W45°21'N / 95°20'W8.40 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Swift
1952-06-23244°00'N / 95°17'W44°07'N / 95°05'W12.50 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Cottonwood
1952-06-23244°07'N / 95°05'W44°23'N / 94°35'W30.70 Miles220 Yards052.5M0Brown
1952-06-23244°23'N / 94°35'W44°50'N / 93°30'W61.60 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Nicollet
1952-06-23244°50'N / 93°30'W44°51'N / 93°28'W052.5M0Hennepin
1952-06-24244°20'N / 93°51'W45°07'N / 93°05'W65.80 Miles267 Yards062.5M0Le Sueur
1952-06-24245°07'N / 93°05'W45°12'N / 93°04'W5.10 Miles267 Yards092.5M0Anoka
1952-07-16246°43'N / 96°32'W46°50'N / 96°25'W9.40 Miles333 Yards0025K0Aitkin
1952-07-27243°43'N / 93°29'W1.50 Miles133 Yards0425K0Freeborn
1953-03-21245°35'N / 94°05'W13250K0Stearns
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1953-07-25244°10'N / 93°53'W0.50 Mile67 Yards01250K0Blue Earth
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1956-06-29243°44'N / 96°16'W000K0Rock
1956-10-29245°31'N / 96°40'W000K0Big Stone
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1959-07-08246°04'N / 93°40'W0.50 Mile300 Yards00250K0Mille Lacs
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1960-06-23243°39'N / 94°44'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Martin
1960-08-25246°42'N / 95°40'W0025K0Otter Tail
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1961-06-30246°01'N / 94°06'W0025K0Morrison
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1963-06-25248°43'N / 94°37'W0025K0Lake Of The Woods
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1964-05-05246°36'N / 95°59'W46°38'N / 95°57'W013250K0Otter Tail
1964-08-28244°17'N / 92°21'W44°20'N / 92°20'W2.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Wabasha
1965-05-05245°54'N / 95°25'W46°12'N / 95°25'W20.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Douglas
1965-05-05246°28'N / 95°25'W46°32'N / 95°26'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Douglas
1965-05-05246°51'N / 95°30'W46°51'N / 95°30'W0025K0Becker
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1965-07-12245°17'N / 92°59'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Washington
1966-07-05245°09'N / 93°29'W45°04'N / 93°24'W6.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hennepin
1966-07-10246°26'N / 95°07'W46°20'N / 95°00'W8.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Wadena
1966-10-14243°39'N / 93°36'W43°39'N / 93°31'W2.70 Miles33 Yards013K0Freeborn
1967-04-30243°59'N / 93°25'W44°07'N / 93°25'W9.20 Miles67 Yards0025.0M0Waseca
1967-04-30243°38'N / 92°56'W43°40'N / 92°51'W3.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Mower
1967-04-30243°56'N / 92°21'W44°00'N / 92°14'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Olmsted
1967-07-22245°28'N / 94°11'W45°28'N / 94°08'W1.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Stearns
1967-07-22245°28'N / 94°08'W45°26'N / 93°50'W14.50 Miles200 Yards1122.5M0Sherburne
1968-03-18243°52'N / 94°24'W2.50 Miles83 Yards0025K0Watonwan
1968-05-15244°28'N / 93°14'W44°29'N / 93°12'W02250K0Rice
1968-05-15244°29'N / 93°12'W44°35'N / 92°55'W15.40 Miles333 Yards01250K0Dakota
1969-06-25243°40'N / 96°25'W43°51'N / 96°24'W12.30 Miles120 Yards05250K0Rock
1969-06-25243°51'N / 96°24'W44°06'N / 96°23'W17.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Pipestone
1969-08-06247°44'N / 92°17'W47°44'N / 92°13'W0025K0St. Louis
1969-08-06247°46'N / 92°16'W47°46'N / 92°14'W0025K0St. Louis
1969-08-06247°52'N / 91°56'W47°52'N / 91°52'W1.90 Miles193 Yards0025K0St. Louis
1970-04-29243°58'N / 93°33'W44°10'N / 93°15'W20.10 Miles27 Yards00250K0Waseca
1970-07-07246°24'N / 92°47'W46°24'N / 92°46'W0025K0Pine
1970-07-07246°24'N / 92°46'W46°21'N / 92°18'W22.30 Miles123 Yards02250K0Carlton
1970-07-18246°03'N / 95°21'W46°03'N / 95°16'W3.00 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Douglas
1970-07-18245°45'N / 94°15'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benton
1973-09-01248°05'N / 93°58'W48°36'N / 93°04'W54.50 Miles100 Yards05250K0Koochiching
1974-07-13246°19'N / 96°04'W46°23'N / 95°57'W6.40 Miles500 Yards00250K0Otter Tail
1976-06-14243°46'N / 95°11'W43°51'N / 95°06'W6.40 Miles300 Yards03250K0Jackson
1976-06-14243°51'N / 95°06'W43°56'N / 95°00'W7.10 Miles300 Yards03250K0Cottonwood
1976-06-14243°55'N / 94°04'W44°15'N / 93°53'W24.60 Miles300 Yards162.5M0Blue Earth
1976-06-14244°15'N / 93°53'W44°17'N / 93°52'W000K0Le Sueur
1977-05-04243°33'N / 94°38'W0025K0Martin
1977-05-21244°31'N / 93°38'W44°34'N / 93°37'W2.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Le Sueur
1977-05-21244°34'N / 93°37'W44°48'N / 93°31'W16.60 Miles33 Yards00250K0Scott
1977-05-27243°28'N / 95°48'W43°37'N / 95°48'W10.30 Miles60 Yards00250K0Nobles
1977-06-07247°17'N / 93°17'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0025K0Itasca
1977-06-17245°42'N / 93°58'W0.70 Mile33 Yards00250K0Benton
1977-07-13248°01'N / 96°37'W2.00 Miles120 Yards0225K0Polk
1977-07-13248°06'N / 97°06'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Polk
1977-07-13247°40'N / 96°54'W47°42'N / 96°51'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Polk
1977-07-14243°42'N / 92°16'W43°48'N / 92°08'W9.20 Miles1500 Yards0102.5M0Fillmore
1977-07-27244°53'N / 94°32'W44°53'N / 94°29'W0025K0Meeker
1977-08-09244°04'N / 94°46'W44°00'N / 94°41'W5.60 Miles70 Yards00250K0Watonwan
1977-08-26246°18'N / 96°12'W46°26'N / 95°10'W50.00 Miles880 Yards08250K0Otter Tail
1977-08-26246°26'N / 95°10'W46°28'N / 94°46'W19.00 Miles33 Yards02250K0Wadena
1977-08-26246°28'N / 94°46'W46°31'N / 94°19'W21.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cass
1977-08-26246°31'N / 94°19'W46°37'N / 93°55'W19.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Crow Wing
1977-09-08246°50'N / 93°33'W46°52'N / 93°28'W3.60 Miles660 Yards00250K0Aitkin
1978-06-26247°53'N / 96°16'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Red Lake
1978-07-05247°20'N / 96°21'W47°27'N / 96°04'W15.20 Miles400 Yards33525.0M0Norman
1978-07-05247°27'N / 96°04'W47°30'N / 96°00'W3.80 Miles400 Yards000K0Mahnomen
1978-07-05247°30'N / 96°00'W47°38'N / 95°35'W21.30 Miles400 Yards190K0Polk
1978-07-05247°38'N / 95°35'W47°45'N / 95°15'W17.20 Miles400 Yards000K0Clearwater
1979-05-22244°49'N / 93°19'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Hennepin
1979-07-03243°57'N / 92°24'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Olmsted
1980-06-05243°58'N / 91°51'W43°53'N / 91°51'W5.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Winona
1980-07-11247°56'N / 96°23'W47°57'N / 96°19'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Red Lake
1980-07-11247°57'N / 96°19'W47°58'N / 96°13'W3.80 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Pennington
1980-08-18244°06'N / 94°12'W2.80 Miles20 Yards012.5M0Blue Earth
1980-09-03245°38'N / 94°53'W1.00 Mile150 Yards002.5M0Stearns
1981-03-25245°50'N / 94°11'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Morrison
1981-04-29244°12'N / 92°39'W44°12'N / 92°36'W022.5M0Olmsted
1981-06-13245°35'N / 93°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Isanti
1981-06-14244°23'N / 93°44'W2.00 Miles100 Yards08250K0Le Sueur
1981-06-14245°13'N / 93°59'W2.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Wright
1981-06-21244°47'N / 95°34'W44°39'N / 95°20'W14.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Yellow Medicine
1981-06-21244°39'N / 95°20'W44°25'N / 94°54'W26.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Redwood
1981-06-21244°25'N / 94°54'W44°17'N / 94°50'W9.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Redwood
1981-06-21244°17'N / 94°50'W44°13'N / 94°49'W3.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Brown
1981-06-23244°32'N / 95°05'W1.00 Mile20 Yards002.5M0Redwood
1981-06-23243°43'N / 93°39'W1.00 Mile30 Yards00250K0Faribault
1981-06-23244°50'N / 95°20'W44°47'N / 95°12'W6.80 Miles150 Yards00250K0Renville
1981-08-05247°42'N / 95°15'W0.80 Mile70 Yards003K0Clearwater
1981-08-05244°45'N / 95°15'W00250K0Renville
1982-05-17243°58'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°57'W14.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Winona
1982-05-17244°12'N / 91°57'W44°13'N / 91°54'W3.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Wabasha
1982-09-12245°45'N / 93°56'W0.80 Mile3 Yards00250K0Benton
1983-06-13244°54'N / 94°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Mcleod
1983-07-13248°53'N / 95°15'W48°50'N / 95°13'W4.00 Miles867 Yards000K0Roseau
1983-08-25248°00'N / 96°14'W1.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Pennington
1984-04-26245°46'N / 95°54'W45°47'N / 95°53'W1.00 Mile800 Yards002.5M0Stevens
1984-04-26245°47'N / 95°53'W45°53'N / 95°43'W11.50 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Grant
1984-06-07243°38'N / 92°59'W43°39'N / 92°54'W5.00 Miles100 Yards072.5M0Mower
1985-07-03246°18'N / 93°50'W46°17'N / 93°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Crow Wing
1985-07-03246°17'N / 93°49'W46°16'N / 93°46'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Aitkin
1985-07-03246°16'N / 93°46'W46°07'N / 93°27'W22.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mille Lacs
1985-07-03246°07'N / 93°27'W46°05'N / 93°18'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kanabec
1986-04-26243°28'N / 95°56'W43°35'N / 95°48'W10.00 Miles40 Yards022.5M0Nobles
1986-07-18245°00'N / 93°17'W45°10'N / 93°19'W2.00 Miles833 Yards002.5M0Hennepin
1986-07-18245°10'N / 93°19'W45°09'N / 93°17'W2.00 Miles833 Yards002.5M0Anoka
1987-08-15246°03'N / 95°44'W1.00 Mile50 Yards182.5M0Otter Tail
1990-06-01245°57'N / 95°20'W46°05'N / 95°21'W10.00 Miles20 Yards00250K0Douglas
1991-07-05247°06'N / 94°07'W2.50 Miles13 Yards000K0Cass
1992-06-16244°00'N / 95°51'W44°09'N / 95°38'W13.00 Miles40 Yards000K0Murray
1992-06-16244°19'N / 95°37'W2.00 Miles30 Yards000K0Lyon
1992-06-16245°19'N / 95°44'W1.50 Miles13 Yards000K0Swift
1992-06-16244°31'N / 95°25'W44°39'N / 95°20'W12.00 Miles60 Yards000K0Redwood
1992-06-16244°31'N / 95°15'W44°36'N / 95°12'W8.00 Miles30 Yards000K0Redwood
1992-06-16244°34'N / 95°10'W44°40'N / 95°13'W5.50 Miles23 Yards000K0Redwood
1992-06-16244°39'N / 95°11'W5.00 Miles23 Yards000K0Renville
1992-06-16244°40'N / 95°06'W44°43'N / 95°06'W3.00 Miles13 Yards000K0Renville
1992-06-16244°47'N / 95°25'W2.50 Miles13 Yards000K0Renville
1992-06-16243°55'N / 95°59'W43°56'N / 95°54'W4.00 Miles40 Yards000K0Murray
1992-06-16243°59'N / 95°46'W0.50 Mile30 Yards000K0Murray
1992-06-16244°44'N / 95°06'W2.00 Miles20 Yards000K0Renville
1992-06-16243°57'N / 95°26'W44°06'N / 95°22'W7.50 Miles90 Yards000K0Cottonwood
1992-06-16245°14'N / 94°04'W45°20'N / 93°51'W10.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Wright
1992-06-16245°40'N / 93°56'W0.30 Mile30 Yards000K0Benton
1994-08-07243°57'N / 94°05'W5.00 Miles40 Yards0050K0Blue Earth
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down near County Road 10 in Lyra Township, 3 miles east of Vernon Center. As it tracked to the southeast, it damaged 4 barns, 2 mobile homes and 2 homes. It then entered Sterling Township, caused significant crop damage by flattening a path through a corn field. It damaged 3 more barns and 9 more homes before lifting off the ground about 1 mile east of Sterling Center. Despite the amount of damage, there were no injuries or fatalities. Overall, 12-14 buildings received structural damage and 7 barns were damaged.
1995-07-27243°34'N / 92°44'W43°36'N / 92°41'W3.50 Miles40 Yards0005.0MMower
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Adams and moved northeast touching down several times. Several buildings were damaged or destroyed. Many trees uprooted. A church in Adams lost its steeple and bell tower.
1996-06-05246°58'N / 96°13'W46°58'N / 96°12'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K50KClay
 Brief Description: Extensive damage to farm.
1996-10-26245°49'N / 95°29'W45°56'N / 95°30'W9.00 Miles880 Yards0400Douglas
 Brief Description: Several homes destroyed. Car flipped over. 1 women sustained broken bones and internal injuries when a portion of her house, with her inside, was flung 200 feet onto the interstate. 500 pound fuel tank pushed over.
1996-10-26246°19'N / 95°22'W46°31'N / 95°26'W17.00 Miles75 Yards01400K0Otter Tail
 Brief Description: This tornado followed a track through eastern Otter Tail county, with the first damage report along Highway 210. A man stopped his car along the road when he saw the threatening clouds. The tornado picked his car up and spun it around, with the man inside. The car windows were all broken, but the man only sustained cuts on his hands. The tornado destroyed several farm buildings, one full of dairy cows. 21 of the cows were killed. The last damage report was just west of New York Mills. Two deer hunters were in tree stands when the storm approached. One managed to get down to the ground and lay flat, but the other clung to the tree as the tornado passed. As the wind died down, the man found his tree was the only one left standing in a grove of 36 around him. Neither man was injured.
1996-10-26245°35'N / 94°38'W45°38'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles350 Yards0300Stearns
 Brief Description: House collapsed on top of family. Outbuildings destroyed.
1996-10-26246°35'N / 95°06'W46°38'N / 95°06'W4.00 Miles75 Yards00750K0Wadena
 Brief Description: This tornado followed a path along Highway 71 and passed through the west side of Sebeka. One car dealership reported approximately 40 vehicles damaged, at a loss of $250,000. Numerous farm buildings and businesses were also damaged.
1996-10-26246°35'N / 93°53'W46°35'N / 93°53'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0050K0Crow Wing
 Brief Description: A marginally F2 tornado made two brief touchdowns in a rural area of east central Crow Wing County. The tornado was confirmed by the county's Emergency Services Coordinator and trained spotters. Damage was concentrated on a cluster of farms near the Mississippi River. About ten buildings on one farm suffered extensive damage. The roof and doors were torn off a hay barn, and a dump truck was pushed about six feet into the side of a shed. Other outbuildings were knocked down, and a garage was shifted on its foundation. There was some structural damage and many uprooted trees on two nearby farms. Length and width of path and dollar amount of damage are estimated.
1997-06-27248°48'N / 96°02'W48°42'N / 96°07'W11.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Roseau
 Brief Description: A tornado damaged 2 homes, several farm buildings, and 2 steel grain bins as it struck 10 miles north and 2 miles east of Greenbush. One man barely made it out of his trailer home before the tornado struck. As the tornado travelled between the 2 homes, it came close to a tractor plowing a field. A man in the tractor had glass blown into his eyes as the glass tractor cab shattered. A third home, 3 miles east and 2 miles north of Greenbush, was shifted off its foundation as the tornado passed. The tornado crossed highway 11, damaging a fourth home located 3 miles east of Greenbush, before dissipating.
1997-07-01245°16'N / 93°49'W45°18'N / 93°49'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0000Wright
1997-07-01245°18'N / 93°56'W45°17'N / 93°49'W5.00 Miles550 Yards0000Wright
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes converged on the Prairie Acres housing development 1 south of Monticello at about the same time. Extensive damage in area.
1997-09-18246°07'N / 93°26'W46°07'N / 93°04'W17.00 Miles450 Yards0000Kanabec
 Brief Description: 2 homes severely damaged. Large barn destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines down.
1997-09-18245°53'N / 94°18'W45°53'N / 94°06'W8.00 Miles300 Yards0000Morrison
 Brief Description: Several buildings severely damaged. Numerous trees and power lines down.
1998-03-29243°47'N / 95°57'W43°47'N / 95°57'W0.10 Mile75 Yards00400K0Nobles
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed buildings...trees in shelter belts...and numerous pieces of farm equipment...and killed two cattle.
1998-03-29243°48'N / 95°54'W43°48'N / 95°54'W0.10 Mile75 Yards00200K0Nobles
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed farm buildings...uprooted numerous trees...and overturned a tractor trailer.
1998-03-29244°22'N / 93°50'W44°26'N / 93°34'W17.00 Miles1760 Yards0220.0M0Le Sueur
 Brief Description: Tornado tracked through Le Center and adjoining rural areas. Most of the businesses in the southern part of town were damaged. Buildings destroyed at county fairgrounds. 15 mobiles homes at a trailer park destroyed, another 26 suffering major damage. Over 100 farm buildings destroyed.
1998-03-29244°28'N / 93°26'W44°28'N / 93°20'W5.00 Miles440 Yards0020.0M0Rice
 Brief Description: Four homes and 6 businesses severely damaged. Street department building damaged. 20 farms damaged or destroyed.
1998-03-29244°33'N / 93°15'W44°33'N / 93°11'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0000Dakota
1999-07-08244°00'N / 91°54'W43°58'N / 91°51'W3.50 Miles100 Yards022.0M60KWinona
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just northwest of Lewiston (Winona County), then moved into the middle of town and intensified. Numerous homes along Main Street had extensive damage with broken windows, damaged roofs and downed trees. One home had the entire roof taken off, while at least 4 cars were demolished from debris landing on them. A farm southeast of town had every building destroyed, except the house. Of the 1,300 population in Lewiston, only two people sustained minor injuries. Elsewhere across southeast Minnesota, spotters and law enforcement officials reported hail up to 2 inches in diameter along with trees and power lines knocked down.
1999-07-14248°12'N / 97°08'W48°11'N / 97°06'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00100K0Marshall
 Brief Description: The tornado lifted the roof off a warehouse, depositing it nearly 2 miles away to the southeast. A 6-ton truck was also pushed nearly 150 yards.
2000-07-08246°24'N / 95°01'W46°21'N / 94°52'W8.00 Miles100 Yards03500K0Wadena
 Brief Description: A tornado that formed near Verndale intensified as it reached the Aldrich area. A mobile home, garage, barn, and 3 vehicles were destroyed 3 miles east of Aldrich. Two people, inside the mobile home when the tornado hit, suffered cuts, bruises, and a sprained ankle. The couples' son, sitting inside a car parked outside the mobile home, also sustained cuts and bruises. A horse trailer was pushed into his car and then into some nearby trees. Quite a bit of tree damage occurred along the damage path. The tornado then passed out of Wadena county and into Todd county.
2000-07-08246°22'N / 94°49'W46°21'N / 94°47'W2.00 Miles20 Yards0100Todd
 Brief Description: Roofs blown off homes and one business. At least one dozen homes damaged. Numerous large trees down. One minor injury in Staples due to flying glass. Tornado crossed over from Wadena county.
2000-07-25243°38'N / 96°03'W43°40'N / 96°00'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00150K0Nobles
 Brief Description: A tornado damaged buildings, vehicles, and trees on a farm. The tornado destroyed the west side of the house, blew three grain bins away and wrapped them around trees. The tornado also blew the top of a barn off, killing at least 4 calves inside.
2001-05-01243°34'N / 93°17'W43°37'N / 93°10'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0020.0M0Freeborn
 Brief Description: Tornado first touched down on the western fringe of Glenville, and produced major damage, especially on the northwest side of Glenville. There were 25 homes that sustained major damage, and 70 with minor damage. Damage survey indicated F2 damage on northwest side of Glenville, with F1 damage along rest of path.
2001-05-01243°39'N / 93°08'W43°40'N / 93°03'W5.00 Miles250 Yards002.0M0Freeborn
 Brief Description: Shortly after the Glenville tornado dissipated, another tornado formed 4 miles southwest of Oakland and dissipated about 1/2 mile before it would have crossed Interstate 90, which law enforcement had barricaded. Major damage to 3 farmsteads, minor damage to 8 others per damage survey.
2001-05-09244°28'N / 93°10'W44°28'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles50 Yards019.0M0Rice
 Brief Description: NWS damage survey rated the tornado an F2. Tornado touched down briefly in downtown Northfield, flipping over a semi trailer truck and lifting the roof off of one business. Three-fourths mile later, it touched down again on the east side of Northfield, and then remained on the ground for 11 miles. After being in Rice County for 5 miles, it crossed Highway 19 into Dakota County and then dissipated in Goodhue County 4 miles west of Cannon Falls, for a total of 12 miles. Numerous rear flank downdraft gusts estimated at 90 mph caused damage alongside the southern periphery of tornado track. One man sustained minor injuries when he was blown from a tractor, but did not require hospitalization. A total of 8 homes received major damage, 22 more had minor damage, and a turkey processing plant was destroyed.
2001-05-09244°28'N / 93°05'W44°30'N / 93°02'W3.00 Miles50 Yards007.0M0Dakota
 Brief Description: The Northfield tornado (which originated in Rice County) crossed Highway 19 into extreme southeastern Dakota County, then went into Goodhue County. Five homes sustained major damage, including one with its roof completely removed. 12 other homes received minor damage. Several motorists barely made it into nearby homes before the tornado struck.
2001-05-09244°30'N / 93°02'W44°31'N / 92°59'W4.00 Miles50 Yards004.0M0Goodhue
 Brief Description: The Northfield tornado (which originated in Rice County) dissipated on the south side of Lake Byllesby, but not before destroying several sheds and causing minor damage to 12 homes.
2001-06-11245°19'N / 95°37'W45°16'N / 95°29'W8.00 Miles150 Yards0710.0M0Swift
 Brief Description: After several brief tornadoes around Danvers, a much larger tornado struck the east side of Benson and travelled southeast along Highway 212. 71 structures were damaged, including 4 homes and 7 businesses that had to be demolished. The tornado lifted off in DeGraff, but not before damaging one last grain bin, taking the roof off a grain elevator, and knocking several sheds down in DeGraff. Seven people were injured when they fled a van just as the tornado was hitting the vehicle on the eastern edge of Benson. One boy was critically injured but survived and was discharged from the hospital two weeks later. Damage listed encompasses damages from all tornadoes and wind events in Swift County.
2001-06-13245°59'N / 94°32'W46°04'N / 94°26'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00200K0Morrison
 Brief Description: One home lost its roof. Several sheds and outbuildings blown down. Two additional homes sustained minor damage.
2001-06-13246°21'N / 94°12'W46°22'N / 94°10'W5.00 Miles880 Yards0000Crow Wing
 Brief Description: The tornado tore roofs off houses and blew out exterior walls. Pole barns and sheds were destroyed, and windows were blown out. Thousands of trees were knocked down, and 41 head of livestock were killed. The average path width was 1/4 mile, with the widest being 1/2 mile.
2002-06-19246°32'N / 96°17'W46°32'N / 96°17'W0.20 Mile25 Yards0025K0Wilkin
 Brief Description: A brief tornado touchdown demolished a 76x296 foot roof on a turkey barn.
2003-06-24244°40'N / 94°36'W44°42'N / 94°37'W3.50 Miles880 Yards001.0M0Sibley
 Brief Description: The third tornado in a series touched down in Sibley County and moved straight north, occasionally stalling in place for minutes at a time. It heavily damaged two farmsteads, where all outbuildings and sheds were destroyed, and the houses sustained significant damage. It entered Renville County at 1845 CST and then into Buffalo Lake.
2003-06-24244°43'N / 94°37'W44°45'N / 94°37'W2.00 Miles880 Yards0514.0M0Renville
 Brief Description: This third tornado entered Renville County at 1845 CST and entered the city of Buffalo Lake, where damage was significant. Five people sustained minor injuries. Roofs were blown off the Lutheran Church, as well as a number of homes and businesses. Sheds and garages were blown down, a grain elevator was destroyed, and hundreds of trees were broken. Video and a storm survey determined the tornado was multiple vortex. 29 houses were damaged beyond repair, 51 sustained major damage, and 120 more suffered minor damage.
2003-07-14244°07'N / 94°09'W44°07'N / 94°09'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00100K0Blue Earth
 Brief Description: The second tornado from a cyclic tornadic supercell touched down on the western edge of a farmstead. It snapped a dozen trees and demolished a barn and sheds. The roof of a house was peeled away and four vehicles were moved.
2003-07-14244°07'N / 93°48'W44°08'N / 93°47'W1.50 Miles220 Yards002.0M0Blue Earth
 Brief Description: The sixth tornado in a series was the last of five to hit Blue Earth County. This one took direct aim on four farmsteads. Barns, sheds and outbuildings were downed. A roof was taken off a house and numerous trees were snapped. Law Enforcement video showed this to be a multiple vortex tornado.
2004-09-05246°31'N / 95°41'W46°34'N / 95°38'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Otter Tail
 Brief Description: A tornado tracked through pasture, forest, and corn fields. Numerous trees were knocked down and one farmstead received extensive barn, shed, and home damage. Twelve head of cattle were killed. Several trees were toppled onto homes near Marion Lake. Farmyard debris was carried as far as Perham, about 7 miles northeast.
2005-05-21247°52'N / 96°37'W47°52'N / 96°37'W0.30 Mile75 Yards0010K0Polk
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down north of Crookston, and created a west-to-east damage path. The tornado hit a well-constructed pole barn and then travelled into an open field. Several large trees were snapped in half. The estimated peak wind speed was 140 mph.
2005-06-20246°27'N / 95°38'W46°26'N / 95°33'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0000Otter Tail
 Brief Description: Large trees were uprooted and a roof was torn off a house. The top was torn off a wooden grain elevator in Ottertail and a nearby grain bin was bent inward. A gas pump was blown over at a convenience store, causing a fire. The tornado also tore the roof off a business in Ottertail and destroyed its sign. A delivery truck was lifted off the ground and thrown 20 feet onto a nearby car.
2005-06-20246°25'N / 95°14'W46°26'N / 95°13'W0.30 Mile200 Yards0000Otter Tail
 Brief Description: A potato warehouse was completely torn apart by the tornado and debris was scattered several hundred feet downwind (east). Other nearby structures were not seriously damaged. A turkey barn roof was also partially removed. Estimated wind speeds were around 150 mph.
2005-06-23248°56'N / 96°56'W48°57'N / 96°55'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0000Kittson
 Brief Description: A brief touchdown occurred in Orleans. The tornado destroyed six large grain bins at the elevator and one small storage shed. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.
2005-06-23247°50'N / 96°55'W47°49'N / 96°53'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: Well-built garage walls and a roof were torn off a home. Steel grain bins were ripped off their foundations and thrown through the air. A 36x100 foot hip-roofed barn was torn from its foundation and demolished. Peak winds were estimated at 150 mph.
2005-06-23247°51'N / 96°44'W47°52'N / 96°43'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: Two steel grains bins were ripped off their foundations with debris thrown for about a half-mile to the northeast. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.
2005-06-29246°22'N / 95°57'W46°23'N / 95°56'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0000Otter Tail
 Brief Description: The tornado flattened an older barn and uprooted several trees. Two people narrowly escaped the tornado as it hit the barn. The landowner reported that another tornado had hit another barn on same site back in 1933. Peak winds were estimated at 130 mph.
2005-07-02248°51'N / 97°07'W48°52'N / 97°02'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0000Kittson
 Brief Description: This tornado moved east-northeast along a 4 mile curved path and damaged several grain bins, uprooted numerous trees, and demolished portions of a barn 4 miles west of Northcote. Peak winds were estimated at 130 mph.
2005-07-02248°55'N / 97°04'W48°54'N / 97°03'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0000Kittson
 Brief Description: The tornado demolished 3 large grain bins, tore the doors off a large steel building, and blew down a small radio tower. Peak winds were estimated at 140 mph.
2005-07-02248°53'N / 97°05'W48°55'N / 97°05'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0000Kittson
 Brief Description: The tornado snapped off 2 power poles and tore 2 steel grain bins from their foundations. The steel debris was carried over one mile downwind. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.
2005-07-02248°56'N / 97°00'W48°57'N / 96°58'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0000Kittson
 Brief Description: Twin vortices merged to form one tornado, which tracked for two miles. The tornado demolished two steel grain bins and blew the debris one-half mile downwind. Peak winds were estimated at 130 mph.
2005-09-21245°10'N / 93°19'W45°11'N / 93°13'W2.00 Miles50 Yards015.0M0Anoka
 Brief Description: A damage survey determined that the tornado touched down in the east central portion of Coon Rapids, only a few blocks west of the border with Blaine. It traveled east-southeast causing mostly F0 to F1 damage at first, but strengthened to F2 status near the intersection of Jefferson Street and 104th Court. The tornado dissipated only 1/4 mile west of the National Sports Center complex. Ten homes were rendered uninhabitable, and thirty others were damaged to a lesser extent. A woman suffered minor injuries when she was blown from the upper story of her home into a tree.
2006-09-16245°12'N / 93°38'W45°14'N / 93°31'W7.00 Miles100 Yards1030.0M0Hennepin
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down on the western edge of Sylvan Lake and moved quickly northeast. It produced F0 damage to some farms and rural residences in Hassan Township before strengthening and entering the northwest corner of Rogers. It gained F2 status briefly as it moved through a residential neighborhood in Rogers, where it took the life of a 10 year old girl in a home. A home weather station 2/3 mile southeast of the tornado at this point measured 65 mph inflow winds. The tornado crossed Interstate 94 and entered another neighborhood, where F1 damage was produced. One house with significant damage had a home weather station in the back yard. Once the data were retrieved, its peak gust was found to have reached 105 mph. The tornado then moved into the northern tip of Dayton, alternating between F0 and F1 damage, then exited Hennepin County, crossed the Mississippi River and entered the city of Ramsey in Anoka County (see separate entry). The maximum width in Hennepin County was 100 yards, although its maximum width in Anoka County was only 25 yards. F10PH
2007-06-07246°34'N / 96°00'W46°40'N / 95°52'W7.00 Miles150 Yards000K0KOtter Tail
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near the southwest end of Lake Lida, crossed Lake Lida and Crystal Lake (moving north-northeast), and lifted around 4 miles west of Vergas. Several houses were structurally damaged on Lake Lida and Crystal Lake. Boats, docks, travel trailers, and mobile homes were lofted and completely destroyed. Numerous power poles and trees were snapped off, cutting power to nearly 400 customers. Peak winds were estimated at 130 to 135 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: By noon on the 7th, a surface low was located near Lake Park, Minnesota, with a trailing cold front extending back into extreme southeast North Dakota. An occluded front also extended to the northeast, toward the Bemidji, MN, area. Surface dew points pooled right around 60 F in the vicinity of the surface low with temperatures in the middle 70s. The cold front was strong for early June, with a noon temperature in Devils Lake, ND, of 48 degrees. This set up a strong surface thermal and moisture boundary along a Wahpeton-Breckenridge to Bemidji line. Storms initially fired across southeast ND and then spread into portions of west central and northwest MN. There was also strong upper level support for these storms, as one severe report north of Embden (in Cass County, ND) occurred well behind the surface boundary.
2007-08-26247°42'N / 96°55'W47°43'N / 96°51'W3.00 Miles300 Yards000K0KPolk
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down at 9 pm CST about 7 miles east-northeast of Reynolds, North Dakota (in Grand Forks County). It crossed the Red River into western Polk County at about 904 pm CST. The total tornado path length was about 5 miles, and about 3 miles of the total occurred in Tynsid Township in Polk County. The tornado destroyed a steel pole shed and a wooden quonset at one farmstead with significant tree damage at other locations nearby. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front moved across North Dakota on the 26th, with a hot and humid airmass in place ahead of the front. At 6 pm CST, a surface low was located over southern Manitoba (Canada), just north of Pembina, ND. The cold front stretched to the southwest, back toward Devils Lake (ND) and Bismarck (ND). Ahead of the cold front, temperatures ranged in the low to mid 80s with dew points around 70F. Behind the front, temperatures did not cool significantly, but dew points dropped to the mid 40s. Thunderstorms began to form along and ahead of the cold front by early evening (from northeast ND into south central ND), eventually crossing into northwest Minnesota several hours later. Eight distinct tornadoes occurred over northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota during this event.
2008-06-06246°45'N / 95°04'W46°49'N / 95°03'W5.00 Miles450 Yards015.0M500KWadena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the south end of Stocking Lake and tracked north-northeast for nearly 14 miles. It crossed into Hubbard County about 4 miles north-northeast of Menagha by 920 am CDT. It then tracked an additional 9 miles and lifted about 3 miles northeast of Park Rapids by 934 am CDT. The maximum tornado width was about 450 yards with peak winds of 130 mph. Eight large turkey barns were destroyed and several homes damaged along with hundreds of acres of forest. One man working near a turkey barn was injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vertically stacked cold-core low pressure system moved into the Red River Valley and brought ideal conditions for low topped mini supercells. A negatively tilted 500 mb trough, diffluent height field, and a strong upper level disturbance were all present. At the surface, there was even a warm front east of the low, toward Hubbard and Wadena Counties.
2008-06-06246°49'N / 95°03'W46°57'N / 95°01'W9.00 Miles450 Yards015.0M800KHubbard
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado originated in Wadena County, 1 mile east of Menagha, at 914 am CDT. It continued north-northeast where it crossed Hinds Lakes and passed along the east edge of Park Rapids. It lifted about 3 miles northeast of Park Rapids by 934 am CDT. Maximum tornado width was about 450 yards with peak winds of 130 mph. The tornado destroyed one home and hundreds of acres of forest. Several homes and businesses from Hinds Lake to Park Rapids received damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vertically stacked cold-core low pressure system moved into the Red River Valley and brought ideal conditions for low topped mini supercells. A negatively tilted 500 mb trough, diffluent height field, and a strong upper level disturbance were all present. At the surface, there was even a warm front east of the low, toward Hubbard and Wadena Counties.
2008-07-11247°18'N / 95°49'W47°29'N / 95°43'W16.00 Miles250 Yards00500K100KMahnomen
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado tracked to the north-northeast for about 16 miles and lifted about 3 miles south-southwest of Lengby, or near Sugar Bowl Lake. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped along the path. Farm sheds were blown down and hay wagons flipped. The damage path was around 250 yards wide where it crossed county road 122 about 2 miles east of Beaulieu. Peak winds were estimated at 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An area of surface low pressure near Bismarck (ND) on the morning of the 11th moved to near Grand Forks (ND) by early afternoon, then moved to near Winnipeg in the evening. As it did so, a warm front lifted north ahead of the low and a cold front trailed behind the low. Thunderstorms formed along both boundaries.
2009-06-17243°43'N / 93°01'W43°38'N / 92°54'W10.00 Miles120 Yards002.0M30KMower
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado caused damage on the north and northeast side of the city of Austin. Specific reports included minor tree damage, as well as debris blown into fences and bent poles on the northwest side of Austin. Several power poles were snapped off or bent along Highway 218 on the north side of the city. Several metal work buildings were heavily damaged along 243rd St, along with numerous trees and some minor roof damage to nearby homes. Large debris, such as metal dumpsters, were tossed large distances. There was straight-line wind damage noted south of the tornado path, or along Highway 218 and 4th St NW. Several homes had minor damage, with numerous trees blown over or sheared off along 236th and 237th Street directly north of downtown Austin. There was considerable damage done in Todd Park, including athletic equipment, small buildings and hundreds of trees toppled and uprooted. The north side of the park, including the northern softball fields had the most damage. There was also considerable tree damage along 21st St NE or 555th Ave, which continued into the Austin Country Club. Minor damage was noted about a half mile east of the Austin airport and about 2 miles southeast of the airport. One minor injury was reported when a man sustained scrapes and bruises when he took shelter in a shed that rolled over twice. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms were triggered along a warm front during the evening of June 17. One of the storms produced two known tornadoes, one that initially touched down near the Dodge and Mower County line, northwest of the city of Austin. The tornado then moved through far north sections of Austin to areas about 3 miles east of Austin. The worst tornado damage was considered EF2 about 3 miles north of downtown near the intersection of 243rd and 4th street northwest. The bulk of the remaining damage was considered EF0 and EF1. The tornado was on the ground from approximately 8:00 p.m. until 8:23 p.m. Path length was about 10 miles long and had a maximum width of 120 yards. Another small tornado touched down southeast of this track in open country in rural Mower County.
2009-07-14245°22'N / 95°28'W45°24'N / 95°24'W4.00 Miles350 Yards00250K50KSwift
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey and visual reports confirmed that a tornado moved through portions of Swift and Pope Counties in west central Minnesota where two turkey barns and several outbuildings were destroyed, with extensive tree damage throughout the entire path. Maximum damage was EF-2 with estimated winds of 111-119 mph. In the town of Swift Falls, two residences were damaged along with two garages that were destroyed. The tornado was produced minor crop damage northeast of Swift Falls. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front, deep moisture and a high shear environment led to severe weather across portions of central Minnesota late Tuesday afternoon and evening of July 14th. Several individual storms developed across west central Minnesota and moved quickly northeast and spawned three tornadoes near Swift Falls, Elrosa and Spicer, Minnesota. In addition, several strong thunderstorms tracked across northern Todd and far northwestern Morrison County where two to four inches of rain fell in a short period of time. Due to the highly moist environment, and high rainfall rates, several areas of urban flooding was reported. One was in the community of Staples, and another was in St. Cloud.
2009-07-14245°24'N / 95°24'W45°27'N / 95°21'W4.00 Miles350 Yards00250K50KPope
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey and visual reports confirmed that a tornado moved through portions of Swift and Pope Counties in west central Minnesota where two turkey barns and several outbuildings were destroyed, with extensive tree damage throughout the entire path. Maximum damage was EF-2 with estimated winds of 111-119 mph. In the town of Swift Falls, two residences were damaged along with two garages that were destroyed. The tornado was produced minor crop damage northeast of Swift Falls. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front, deep moisture and a high shear environment led to severe weather across portions of central Minnesota late Tuesday afternoon and evening of July 14th. Several individual storms developed across west central Minnesota and moved quickly northeast and spawned three tornadoes near Swift Falls, Elrosa and Spicer, Minnesota. In addition, several strong thunderstorms tracked across northern Todd and far northwestern Morrison County where two to four inches of rain fell in a short period of time. Due to the highly moist environment, and high rainfall rates, several areas of urban flooding was reported. One was in the community of Staples, and another was in St. Cloud.
2010-06-17243°30'N / 93°43'W43°31'N / 93°43'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0KFaribault
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey, plus photo and video evidence from storm chasers, showed that this tornado formed south-southwest of Kiester, near the intersection of 20th Street and 570th Avenue, then wrapped around another tornado (which developed about one mile west of Kiester) and dissipated. While southwest of Kiester, it did EF-2 damage to a couple farmsteads, including tree damage and destruction of several grain bins. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several strong storms developed in west-central Minnesota during the mid afternoon hours of June 17th. These storms quickly become severe and produced softball size hail northwest of Alexandria and a tornado near Leaf Valley that became the EF-4 that moved through Wadena, Minnesota. By the late afternoon, numerous thunderstorms developed across southern Minnesota along the leading edge of extreme instability. Numerous funnel cloud reports and a few brief tornado touchdowns were noted prior to 5 pm, but once the low level shear (0-1 km) increased significantly from 15 knots, to over 35 knots, strong tornadoes developed along the Iowa border. These storms along the Iowa border produced a series of long-lived tornadoes near Albert Lea, Minnesota. Very large hail also accompanied some tornadoes along with flash flooding.
2010-06-17243°51'N / 93°19'W43°56'N / 93°22'W7.00 Miles880 Yards000K0KSteele
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado moved from Freeborn County and into Steele County and began moving to the north-northwest, thereby missing the city of Ellendale. At about (43.9255, -93.3453), it began moving toward the northwest, and at about (43.9407, -93.3627), it actually turned some more and moved toward the west-northwest until it finally dissipated. Accounting for the change in direction, the tornado had an actual path length of 7.7 miles in Steele County. Along the way, several homes experienced significant structural damage, with one house completely destroyed and the roof removed from two others. Many outbuildings were destroyed, and hundreds of trees were uprooted and snapped. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several strong storms developed in west-central Minnesota during the mid afternoon hours of June 17th. These storms quickly become severe and produced softball size hail northwest of Alexandria and a tornado near Leaf Valley that became the EF-4 that moved through Wadena, Minnesota. By the late afternoon, numerous thunderstorms developed across southern Minnesota along the leading edge of extreme instability. Numerous funnel cloud reports and a few brief tornado touchdowns were noted prior to 5 pm, but once the low level shear (0-1 km) increased significantly from 15 knots, to over 35 knots, strong tornadoes developed along the Iowa border. These storms along the Iowa border produced a series of long-lived tornadoes near Albert Lea, Minnesota. Very large hail also accompanied some tornadoes along with flash flooding.
2010-06-17245°43'N / 92°52'W45°48'N / 92°46'W7.00 Miles400 Yards02283K0KPine
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The severe storm that produced the tornado tracked northeast along the Saint Croix River Valley on the Minnesota-Wisconsin state border. Although the tornado crossed through mostly recreational land, residents between Rush City and Rock Creek in MN, as well as Grantsburg to Yellow Lake in WI were impacted. The maximum path width was a quarter mile, or 400 yards, with an average path width of 400 to 600 ft. The tornado exited Pine County at around 1955 CST, continuing on in Burnett County, WI, where it lifted at 2001 CST, about 3.5 miles northwest of Grantsburg, WI. The total path length was about 6.5 miles. The worst of the damage occurred in far southeast Pine County and was evidence of a strong EF2 tornado with estimated winds of 110-135 mph. This rating was based on the total destruction of a strapped down mobile home and the extensive uprooting/snapping of trees where the tornado crossed Minnesota State Highway 70. Two people in a mobile home were injured. Multiple homes sustained significant damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant, widespread severe weather outbreak occurred across a large portion of central and east central Minnesota. A powerful mid summer storm system over the western Dakotas, combined with warm moist air surging northward from the Gulf of Mexico, provided the ingredients for tornadoes, destructive winds, and large hail across parts of the Northland. In addition, several storms in the Cass Lake and Lake Winnibigoshish area of north central Minnesota produced a large amount of one to two inch diameter hail, which is about quarter to slightly larger than golf ball size.
2010-06-17243°31'N / 93°43'W43°33'N / 93°42'W3.00 Miles50 Yards000K0KFaribault
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey, plus photo and video evidence from chasers, showed this tornado developed just west of Kiester, moved north and struck the northwestern edge of Kiester, producing widespread tree damage and rated EF-1 at this point. It continued north as a multiple vortex tornado, doing EF-2 damage to a grove of trees. Farther north, several trees and grave stones were knocked over in a cemetery. It then turned and moved north-northeast before dissipating to the northeast of Kiester. It should be noted that another tornado which developed south-southwest of Kiester (see entry for 1710 to 1716 CST) wrapped around this tornado and dissipated west of Kiester. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several strong storms developed in west-central Minnesota during the mid afternoon hours of June 17th. These storms quickly become severe and produced softball size hail northwest of Alexandria and a tornado near Leaf Valley that became the EF-4 that moved through Wadena, Minnesota. By the late afternoon, numerous thunderstorms developed across southern Minnesota along the leading edge of extreme instability. Numerous funnel cloud reports and a few brief tornado touchdowns were noted prior to 5 pm, but once the low level shear (0-1 km) increased significantly from 15 knots, to over 35 knots, strong tornadoes developed along the Iowa border. These storms along the Iowa border produced a series of long-lived tornadoes near Albert Lea, Minnesota. Very large hail also accompanied some tornadoes along with flash flooding.
2010-06-17243°53'N / 93°05'W43°54'N / 93°03'W2.00 Miles100 Yards010K0KSteele
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This EF-2 tornado touched down and tracked east-northeast, and soon crossed the path of the Blooming Prairie EF-3 that had moved north-northeast about 10 minutes earlier. A manufactured home was obliterated by the EF-2. A woman inside the home was blown about 20 feet, but was found under debris, rescued by law enforcement, and survived. The tornado continued moving east-northeast, and several outbuildings were destroyed, along with many broken trees. The tornado continued into Dodge County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several strong storms developed in west-central Minnesota during the mid afternoon hours of June 17th. These storms quickly become severe and produced softball size hail northwest of Alexandria and a tornado near Leaf Valley that became the EF-4 that moved through Wadena, Minnesota. By the late afternoon, numerous thunderstorms developed across southern Minnesota along the leading edge of extreme instability. Numerous funnel cloud reports and a few brief tornado touchdowns were noted prior to 5 pm, but once the low level shear (0-1 km) increased significantly from 15 knots, to over 35 knots, strong tornadoes developed along the Iowa border. These storms along the Iowa border produced a series of long-lived tornadoes near Albert Lea, Minnesota. Very large hail also accompanied some tornadoes along with flash flooding.
2010-06-25244°16'N / 94°21'W44°15'N / 94°16'W4.00 Miles75 Yards000K0KNicollet
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down on the west side of Courtland, near Highway 14. The tornado produced EF-1 damage in the town of Courtland, where numerous trees were uprooted and many large tree branches were downed. The tornado continued east- southeast and strengthened in intensity just south of County Highway 25, where it produced EF-2 damage to multiple farmsteads. Damage included total destruction of a barn just west of the intersection of 511th avenue and County Highway 25. Widespread tree damage and snapped electrical transmission lines were also noted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of Friday June 25th, a small complex of thunderstorms developed across west-central Minnesota, and quickly moved eastward across southern Minnesota. Isolated severe weather occurred with these storms in west-central Minnesota during the morning hours. During the afternoon, a larger complex of storms developed across western Minnesota, and moved quickly across portions of central and southern Minnesota during the evening. Damage was extensive as several bow echoes, supercells, and squall lines raced across the area. There were numerous reports of structural damage to farms and homesteads, very large hail, and very large trees blown down. Softball to baseball size hail was reported near New Ulm, Minnesota, with several reports of wind damage throughout southern, and east-central Minnesota. Several significant tornadoes occurred in portions of south central Minnesota during the late afternoon, and early evening hours. Two separate severe storms moved across the Twin Cities area, one produced minor damage with hail in the late afternoon, but the second that occurred in the early evening caused more straight-line wind damage throughout the area, along with flash flooding.
2010-06-25244°20'N / 94°39'W44°20'N / 94°39'W000K0KBrown
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Two farmsteads were hit near the intersection of 260th Street and County Road 10, with one receiving considerable damage. A barn was 2/3 destroyed, a harvestore silo was dented in about 70 feet off the ground, a corn crib was flattened, multiple wagons were displaced approximately 50 yards, and a wooden pole rated to 118 mph was cracked at the base. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of Friday June 25th, a small complex of thunderstorms developed across west-central Minnesota, and quickly moved eastward across southern Minnesota. Isolated severe weather occurred with these storms in west-central Minnesota during the morning hours. During the afternoon, a larger complex of storms developed across western Minnesota, and moved quickly across portions of central and southern Minnesota during the evening. Damage was extensive as several bow echoes, supercells, and squall lines raced across the area. There were numerous reports of structural damage to farms and homesteads, very large hail, and very large trees blown down. Softball to baseball size hail was reported near New Ulm, Minnesota, with several reports of wind damage throughout southern, and east-central Minnesota. Several significant tornadoes occurred in portions of south central Minnesota during the late afternoon, and early evening hours. Two separate severe storms moved across the Twin Cities area, one produced minor damage with hail in the late afternoon, but the second that occurred in the early evening caused more straight-line wind damage throughout the area, along with flash flooding.
2010-06-25244°06'N / 94°08'W44°05'N / 94°07'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0KBlue Earth
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Barn walls collapsed and a garage was pushed off its foundation. Power poles were snapped and multiple trees uprooted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of Friday June 25th, a small complex of thunderstorms developed across west-central Minnesota, and quickly moved eastward across southern Minnesota. Isolated severe weather occurred with these storms in west-central Minnesota during the morning hours. During the afternoon, a larger complex of storms developed across western Minnesota, and moved quickly across portions of central and southern Minnesota during the evening. Damage was extensive as several bow echoes, supercells, and squall lines raced across the area. There were numerous reports of structural damage to farms and homesteads, very large hail, and very large trees blown down. Softball to baseball size hail was reported near New Ulm, Minnesota, with several reports of wind damage throughout southern, and east-central Minnesota. Several significant tornadoes occurred in portions of south central Minnesota during the late afternoon, and early evening hours. Two separate severe storms moved across the Twin Cities area, one produced minor damage with hail in the late afternoon, but the second that occurred in the early evening caused more straight-line wind damage throughout the area, along with flash flooding.
2010-06-25244°00'N / 94°02'W43°58'N / 94°01'W2.00 Miles40 Yards000K0KBlue Earth
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado damaged several farmsteads. A barn was caved in on a side, roofs of hog barns were blown off, trees were snapped or uprooted, and a wood pole was snapped. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of Friday June 25th, a small complex of thunderstorms developed across west-central Minnesota, and quickly moved eastward across southern Minnesota. Isolated severe weather occurred with these storms in west-central Minnesota during the morning hours. During the afternoon, a larger complex of storms developed across western Minnesota, and moved quickly across portions of central and southern Minnesota during the evening. Damage was extensive as several bow echoes, supercells, and squall lines raced across the area. There were numerous reports of structural damage to farms and homesteads, very large hail, and very large trees blown down. Softball to baseball size hail was reported near New Ulm, Minnesota, with several reports of wind damage throughout southern, and east-central Minnesota. Several significant tornadoes occurred in portions of south central Minnesota during the late afternoon, and early evening hours. Two separate severe storms moved across the Twin Cities area, one produced minor damage with hail in the late afternoon, but the second that occurred in the early evening caused more straight-line wind damage throughout the area, along with flash flooding.


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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