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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 2.42 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area CLEARWATER
WFO FGF
Begin Date 06/12/2008 19:50:00 CST-6
Begin Range 8
Begin Azimuth S
Begin Location LAKE ITASCA
Begin Lat/Lon 47.14/-95.22
End Date 06/12/2008 19:54:00 CST-6
End Range 7
End Azimuth SSE
End Location LAKE ITASCA
End Lat/Lon 47.15/-95.17
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 200.00K
Crop Damage 20.00K
Episode Narrative Severe thunderstorms developed across the northwestern quarter of Minnesota Thursday (12th) evening, ahead of a stacked low pressure system over northwest North Dakota. The best instability occurred to the east of the Red River Valley, along a surface trough. Cold temperatures aloft helped to contribute to the instability.
Event Narrative This tornado originated in Becker County at 844 pm CDT. It travelled about 2 miles across extreme southeast Clearwater County to around 5 miles south-southeast of Lake Itasca by 854 pm CDT. From there it continued into Hubbard County. Several large trees were knocked down or uprooted along its path. Peak winds were estimated to 105 mph.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.560M 1.670M
BEMIDJI BELTRAMI CO. MN 06/12/2008 17:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 400.00K 800.00K
CLIMAX POLK CO. MN 06/12/2008 17:00 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PERHAM OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/12/2008 17:10 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EVERGREEN BECKER CO. MN 06/12/2008 17:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDWAY BECKER CO. MN 06/12/2008 17:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 100.00K
SHOOKS BELTRAMI CO. MN 06/12/2008 17:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHEN MARSHALL CO. MN 06/12/2008 17:55 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARK RAPIDS HUBBARD CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:05 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DORSET HUBBARD CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:07 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARK RAPIDS HUBBARD CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:10 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEVIS HUBBARD CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:14 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 300.00K 100.00K
NEVIS HUBBARD CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 20.00K 200.00K
BAGLEY CLEARWATER CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:21 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERNDALE WADENA CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:25 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAPORTE HUBBARD CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:30 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GATZKE MARSHALL CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 50.00K
SHEVLIN CLEARWATER CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:37 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 20.00K 200.00K
FRAZEE BECKER CO. MN 06/12/2008 18:59 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FERGUS FALLS OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/12/2008 19:24 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DENT OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/12/2008 19:25 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TWO INLETS BECKER CO. MN 06/12/2008 19:44 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 200.00K 100.00K
LAKE ITASCA CLEARWATER CO. MN 06/12/2008 19:50 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 200.00K 20.00K
LAKE GEORGE HUBBARD CO. MN 06/12/2008 19:54 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 300.00K 100.00K
WILLIAMS LAKE OF THE WOODS CO. MN 06/12/2008 20:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.560M 1.670M