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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 6.67 Miles
-- Width 400 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area PINE
WFO DLH
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-06-17 19:45:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 5ESE ROCK CREEK
Begin Lat/Lon 45.73/-92.87
End Date 2010-06-17 20:01:00.0 CST-6
End Location 9ESE PINE CITY MUNI ARPT
End Lat/Lon 45.8/-92.77
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 2/0
Property Damage 283.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A significant, widespread severe weather outbreak occurred across a large portion of central and east central Minnesota. A powerful mid summer storm system over the western Dakotas, combined with warm moist air surging northward from the Gulf of Mexico, provided the ingredients for tornadoes, destructive winds, and large hail across parts of the Northland.
In addition, several storms in the Cass Lake and Lake Winnibigoshish area of north central Minnesota produced a large amount of one to two inch diameter hail, which is about quarter to slightly larger than golf ball size.
Event Narrative The severe storm that produced the tornado tracked northeast along the Saint Croix River Valley on the Minnesota-Wisconsin state border. Although the tornado crossed through mostly recreational land, residents between Rush City and Rock Creek in MN, as well as Grantsburg to Yellow Lake in WI were impacted. The maximum path width was a quarter mile, or 400 yards, with an average path width of 400 to 600 ft. The tornado exited Pine County at around 1955 CST, continuing on in Burnett County, WI, where it lifted at 2001 CST, about 3.5 miles northwest of Grantsburg, WI. The total path length was about 6.5 miles.
The worst of the damage occurred in far southeast Pine County and was evidence of a strong EF2 tornado with estimated winds of 110-135 mph. This rating was based on the total destruction of a strapped down mobile home and the extensive uprooting/snapping of trees where the tornado crossed Minnesota State Highway 70. Two people in a mobile home were injured. Multiple homes sustained significant damage.


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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 2 330.50K 0.00K
BACKUS CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 11:35 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BACKUS CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 11:57 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BACKUS CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 11:59 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HACKENSACK CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 12:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENA CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 12:47 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BENA CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 12:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BENA CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 13:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENA CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 13:01 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENA CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 13:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENA CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 13:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
INGER ITASCA CO. MN 06/17/2010 13:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
INGER ITASCA CO. MN 06/17/2010 13:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.50K 0.00K
INGER ITASCA CO. MN 06/17/2010 13:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
BOWSTRING ITASCA CO. MN 06/17/2010 13:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
MARCELL ITASCA CO. MN 06/17/2010 14:00 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WIRT ITASCA CO. MN 06/17/2010 14:00 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWSTRING ITASCA CO. MN 06/17/2010 14:30 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEADOW BROOK ST. LOUIS CO. MN 06/17/2010 15:36 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIDE LAKE ST. LOUIS CO. MN 06/17/2010 15:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LINDEN GROVE ST. LOUIS CO. MN 06/17/2010 15:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
POPLAR CASS CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:37 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
FIFTY LAKES CROW WING CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWATARA AITKIN CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:53 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYPOINT AITKIN CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HILL CITY AITKIN CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:20 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACOBSON AITKIN CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:20 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACOBSON AITKIN CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:27 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEER RIVER ARPT ITASCA CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:30 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCK CREEK PINE CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:45 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 2 283.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 330.50K 0.00K