Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 9.6 Miles
-- Width 120 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MOWER
WFO ARX
Begin Date 06/17/2009 19:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth W
Begin Location RAMSEY
Begin Lat/Lon 43.72/-93.03
End Date 06/17/2009 19:23:00 CST-6
End Range 2
End Azimuth SSE
End Location AUSTIN
End Lat/Lon 43.64/-92.91
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 2.00M
Crop Damage 30.00K
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.
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.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 2.026M 55.00K
CORNING MOWER CO. MN 06/17/2009 18:33 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAREMONT DODGE CO. MN 06/17/2009 18:33 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYFIELD DODGE CO. MN 06/17/2009 18:37 CST-6 Hail 3.00 in. 0 0 5.00K 10.00K
RAMSEY MOWER CO. MN 06/17/2009 19:00 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 2.000M 30.00K
AUSTIN MOWER CO. MN 06/17/2009 19:27 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ROSE CREEK MOWER CO. MN 06/17/2009 19:44 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ADAMS MOWER CO. MN 06/17/2009 19:51 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
CLAREMONT DODGE CO. MN 06/17/2009 19:56 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LE ROY MOWER CO. MN 06/17/2009 19:57 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LE ROY MOWER CO. MN 06/17/2009 20:13 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 10.00K 15.00K
Totals: 0 1 2.026M 55.00K