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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 1.05 Miles
-- Width 30 Yards
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area BOTTINEAU
WFO BIS
Begin Date 07/07/2008 13:23:00 CST-6
Begin Range 11
Begin Azimuth ENE
Begin Location ROTH
Begin Lat/Lon 49/-100.36
End Date 07/07/2008 13:27:00 CST-6
End Range 12
End Azimuth NNE
End Location BOTTINEAU ARPT
End Lat/Lon 48.99/-100.34
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative In the early afternoon hours of Monday, July 7th, isolated thunderstorms developed over southwestern Manitoba, Canada, as a result of an upper level short wave trough tracking east across south central Canada. Maximized low level wind shear along a surface boundary over north central North Dakota, along with low lifted condensation levels, created a favorable environment for low level mesocyclones and the development of isolated tornadoes.

The end result was a tornadic supercellular thunderstorm developing near Lake Metigoshe. It tracked east-southeast through northeastern Bottineau County and across northern Rolette County, before exiting into Towner County (Grand Forks, North Dakota County Warning Area) later in the afternoon. A storm survey conducted the following day found tornado damage in the Belcourt and Rolla areas, with the heaviest damage observed on the north side of Rolla. There were injuries from the tornadoes, but there were no deaths. Estimated damage was around one and a half million dollars.
Event Narrative A tornado was reported at Lake Metigoshe, with all damage reports coming from the Canadian side of the border. The tornado lifted soon after crossing into North Dakota. Newspaper articles stated that there was damage near Lake Metigoshe in Manitoba, Canada. From the Bottineau County, North Dakota, Unites States side, no damage was reported.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 3 1.508M 0.00K
ROTH BOTTINEAU CO. ND 07/07/2008 13:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNSEITH ROLETTE CO. ND 07/07/2008 13:45 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
SAN HAVEN ROLETTE CO. ND 07/07/2008 13:50 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 3 1.500M 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 1.508M 0.00K