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Event Details

Event Funnel Cloud
State MINNESOTA
County/Area POPE
WFO MPX
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-07-10 16:57:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1W GLENWOOD
Begin Lat/Lon 45.65/-95.42
End Date 2010-07-10 16:57:00.0 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 Before the main afternoon severe weather, a small cluster of storms produced some dime size hail near Willmar, Minnesota, along with severe wind gusts in the mid morning hours.
During the afternoon of Sunday July 10th, a cluster of thunderstorms developed along a southwest to northeast surface trough, near the Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota border.
Strong surface heating with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s, combined with high humidity levels to produce strong to severe thunderstorms.
With effective bulk wind shear values around 35 knots, a few supercells developed west of Alexandria, Minnesota. As the cluster of storms continued to develop, they moved east and southeast along the strongest temperature and moisture gradient axis. This resulted in several funnel cloud reports, one brief tornado touchdown, and numerous reports of large hail, and damaging wind through the early evening hours across mainly west-central Minnesota, and a small portion of southwest and central Minnesota, before the storms decreased to mainly heavy rainfall reports.
Some of the storms across Pope and Swift Counties of west-central Minnesota, merged and trained across the same areas for about two to three hours. This allowed for isolated three to four inches rainfall totals near Starbuck where flash flooding was reported.
Event Narrative


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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 0 225.00K 0.00K
WILLMAR KANDIYOHI CO. MN 07/10/2010 07:07 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLMAR ARPT KANDIYOHI CO. MN 07/10/2010 07:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 07/10/2010 14:16 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENDOTA HGTS DAKOTA CO. MN 07/10/2010 14:23 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORRIS STEVENS CO. MN 07/10/2010 16:25 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLERVILLE DOUGLAS CO. MN 07/10/2010 16:50 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRANDON DOUGLAS CO. MN 07/10/2010 16:53 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENWOOD POPE CO. MN 07/10/2010 16:57 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARWELL POPE CO. MN 07/10/2010 17:32 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOWRY POPE CO. MN 07/10/2010 17:45 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARBUCK MUNI ARPT POPE CO. MN 07/10/2010 18:30 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENWOOD POPE CO. MN 07/10/2010 18:45 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARBUCK POPE CO. MN 07/10/2010 19:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILCHRIST POPE CO. MN 07/10/2010 19:15 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
GILMAN BENTON CO. MN 07/10/2010 19:56 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELGRADE STEARNS CO. MN 07/10/2010 20:02 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLOMKEST KANDIYOHI CO. MN 07/10/2010 20:30 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTEVIDEO CHIPPEWA CO. MN 07/10/2010 20:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW LONDON KANDIYOHI CO. MN 07/10/2010 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SPICER KANDIYOHI CO. MN 07/10/2010 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MADISON ARPT LAC QUI PARLE CO. MN 07/10/2010 21:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE ARPT RENVILLE CO. MN 07/10/2010 21:31 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVIA RENVILLE CO. MN 07/10/2010 21:38 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINSTED MCLEOD CO. MN 07/10/2010 22:38 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 225.00K 0.00K