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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 1.61 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area DAKOTA
WFO MPX
Begin Date 08/19/2009 13:16:00 CST-6
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth SSE
Begin Location NEW TRIER
Begin Lat/Lon 44.57/-92.91
End Date 08/19/2009 13:18:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth SE
End Location NEW TRIER
End Lat/Lon 44.59/-92.91
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 25.00K
Crop Damage 50.00K
Episode Narrative During the afternoon of August 19th, a large area of generally moderate to heavy showers occurred across most of south central and east central Minnesota. The area had very few lightning strikes, and most of the shower activity was racing northward at 40 to 50 mph. An area of low pressure developed across east central Minnesota during the afternoon, and began to intensify prior to the tornado development. Several weak areas of intense showers moved northward across the Twin Cities metro area. Low level humidity levels were very high, which provided a very low cloud base around 1000'. Although weak circulations were noted on radar, not until the surface low intensified and allowed for an overall increase in the surface inflow, did tornadoes develop. Most of the tornadoes were weak.
Event Narrative A roof was completely torn off a farm house, and several large sheds and outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado tracked through corn fields, from south-southeast to the north-northwest.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 825.00K 75.00K
RICHFIELD HENNEPIN CO. MN 08/19/2009 12:50 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
BLOOMINGTON HENNEPIN CO. MN 08/19/2009 13:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN PARK HENNEPIN CO. MN 08/19/2009 13:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
NEW TRIER DAKOTA CO. MN 08/19/2009 13:16 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 25.00K 50.00K
POINT DOUGLAS WASHINGTON CO. MN 08/19/2009 13:40 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
WOODBURY WASHINGTON CO. MN 08/19/2009 13:54 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
LAKE NETTA ANOKA CO. MN 08/19/2009 14:07 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARINE ON ST CROIX WASHINGTON CO. MN 08/19/2009 14:25 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
NORTH BRANCH CHISAGO CO. MN 08/19/2009 15:00 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
SPRINGFIELD BROWN CO. MN 08/19/2009 17:28 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 25.00K
Totals: 0 0 825.00K 75.00K