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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 61 kts.
State MINNESOTA
County/Area OTTER TAIL
WFO FGF
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-06-18 18:50:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1N DEER CREEK
Begin Lat/Lon 46.41/-95.32
End Date 2009-06-18 18:50:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Eastern North Dakota remained in a very weak surface pattern on the 18th, with numerous weak surface lows and boundaries across the midwest. Like the past several days, moisture levels remained very high, with surface dew points in the low to mid 60s. Some morning cloud cover along the North Dakota/South Dakota border lifted north by afternoon, and allowed a period of good heating. Although the upper level winds were fairly light, another in a series of upper level disturbances shifted over the area by mid afternoon. This helped initiate thunderstorm development over southeast North Dakota and west central Minnesota. A cluster of thunderstorms also developed over extreme northeast North Dakota. By late afternoon, a line of thunderstorms raced across the Mooreton (ND) area, through Wahpeton/Breckenridge, and into the Fergus Falls (MN) area. This line of storms brought many reports of strong winds. The weak wind flow and moist atmosphere once again brought heavy rainfall to areas along the Canadian border and areas along and south of Interstate 94.
Event Narrative A large tree was blown down a mile north of Deer Creek.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 55.00K 50.00K
URBANK OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 12:40 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWIFT ROSEAU CO. MN 06/18/2009 16:45 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EVERDELL WILKIN CO. MN 06/18/2009 17:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRECKENRIDGE WILKIN CO. MN 06/18/2009 17:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TENNEY WILKIN CO. MN 06/18/2009 17:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(FFM)FERGUS FALLS AR OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 17:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 69 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 17:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 17:50 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FERGUS FALLS OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 17:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FERGUS FALLS OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 17:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
DALTON OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HERMAN MUNI ARPT GRANT CO. MN 06/18/2009 18:10 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DENT OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 18:15 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELBOW LAKE GRANT CO. MN 06/18/2009 18:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUCE OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 18:30 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHDALE OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 18:43 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEER CREEK OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 18:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEER CREEK OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/18/2009 18:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WADENA ARPT WADENA CO. MN 06/18/2009 19:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NIMROD WADENA CO. MN 06/18/2009 19:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC CAULEYVILLE WILKIN CO. MN 06/18/2009 19:57 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 50.00K
Totals: 0 0 55.00K 50.00K