Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Funnel Cloud
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area RENVILLE
WFO BIS
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-07-08 20:17:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1SSW SHERWOOD
Begin Lat/Lon 48.96/-101.63
End Date 2009-07-08 20:19:00.0 CST-6
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 mid afternoon hours of Wednesday, July 8th, Tornado Watch 563 was issued for all of western and parts of central North Dakota, due to the expected widespread and dangerous development and rapid intensification of thunderstorms near a surface trough along the western North Dakota border. Destabilization along the surface trough, coupled with the approach of a strong upper level trough and an intensifying late afternoon/early evening low level jet, all contributed to the watch issuance. Later Wednesday evening, Severe Thunderstorm Watch 565 was issued for much of central North Dakota to replace the expiring Tornado Watch, and specifically to account for a developing bow echo which was expected to push east across the watch area into the early morning hours of Thursday, July 9th.
The end result was a large severe weather outbreak experienced across much of west and central North Dakota, lasting from the late afternoon hours of the 8th, into the early morning hours of the 9th. Multiple severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued. Numerous reports of large hail and severe thunderstorm wind gusts were received throughout this event. Several tornadoes occurred, including an EF3 within city limits on the south side of Dickinson. That tornado alone resulted in over twenty million dollars in damage.
Event Narrative Law enforcement reported this brief funnel cloud near Sherwood.


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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 2 20.923M 820.00K
FORTUNA DIVIDE CO. ND 07/08/2009 16:31 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORTUNA DIVIDE CO. ND 07/08/2009 16:45 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
SENTINEL BUTTE GOLDEN VALLEY CO. ND 07/08/2009 17:05 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARMARTH SLOPE CO. ND 07/08/2009 17:24 MST-7 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEDORA BILLINGS CO. ND 07/08/2009 17:27 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORTAL BURKE CO. ND 07/08/2009 18:15 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 185.00K 50.00K
GOLVA GOLDEN VALLEY CO. ND 07/08/2009 18:45 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RHAME BOWMAN CO. ND 07/08/2009 18:45 MST-7 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RHAME BOWMAN CO. ND 07/08/2009 18:45 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWMAN ARPT BOWMAN CO. ND 07/08/2009 19:02 MST-7 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 15.00K 20.00K
PORTAL BURKE CO. ND 07/08/2009 19:07 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHGATE BURKE CO. ND 07/08/2009 19:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 55.00K 0.00K
DICKINSON STARK CO. ND 07/08/2009 19:15 MST-7 Tornado EF3 0 2 20.000M 0.00K
DICKINSON STARK CO. ND 07/08/2009 19:15 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 45.00K 0.00K
NORTHGATE BURKE CO. ND 07/08/2009 19:17 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHGATE BURKE CO. ND 07/08/2009 19:19 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
POWERS LAKE BURKE CO. ND 07/08/2009 19:35 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUCYRUS ADAMS CO. ND 07/08/2009 19:50 MST-7 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 500.00K 750.00K
SHERWOOD RENVILLE CO. ND 07/08/2009 20:17 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIGNITE BURKE CO. ND 07/08/2009 20:18 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERWOOD RENVILLE CO. ND 07/08/2009 20:30 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
GLEN ULLIN MORTON CO. ND 07/08/2009 21:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAZEN MERCER CO. ND 07/08/2009 22:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TURTLE LAKE MCLEAN CO. ND 07/08/2009 22:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLEHARBOR MCLEAN CO. ND 07/08/2009 22:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BISMARCK BURLEIGH CO. ND 07/09/2009 00:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 20.923M 820.00K