Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 3.5 Miles
-- Width 75 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area DAKOTA
WFO MPX
Begin Date 07/14/2010 13:20:00 CST-6
Begin Range 6
Begin Azimuth W
Begin Location NORTHFIELD
Begin Lat/Lon 44.48/-93.29
End Date 07/14/2010 13:27:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth NW
End Location NORTHFIELD
End Lat/Lon 44.5/-93.23
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 10.00K
Episode Narrative The morning of Wednesday July 14th had a complex of severe thunderstorms moving across eastern North Dakota, into portions of west-central and central Minnesota. Embedded bow echoes caused considerable damage across northern Douglas County before 8 am. This complex moved eastward during the morning, and intensified across portions of east-central Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin. Several waves of thunderstorms developed across west-central Wisconsin and began to reform westward into Minnesota by the early afternoon. Several supercells developed across the southern Twin Cities metro area and became tornadic near Northfield, Minnesota. These storms quickly moved into west-central Wisconsin where more tornadoes developed.
Event Narrative A National Weather Service Storm Survey Team determined an EF-0 Tornado occurred with a broken path length of approximately 3.5 miles.

The tornado first touched down approximately three-quarters of a mile north of Interstate 35 and Highway 19 where a two ton truck was overturned on interstate 35.

The tornado then lifted and touched down near the intersection of Jamaica Ave, and 320th Street where it tore down a street sign. The tornado then tracked east-northeast for approximately 2.5 miles across mainly farm fields before lifted near the intersection of Guam Ave, and County Road 90.

The tornado caused minor damage to crops, along with several trees to be uprooted along its path. In addition, a small farm shed was damaged northeast of Jamaica Ave, and 320th Street.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 118.50K 60.00K
BRANDON DOUGLAS CO. MN 07/14/2010 06:04 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MILTONA DOUGLAS CO. MN 07/14/2010 06:18 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUTCHES GROVE TODD CO. MN 07/14/2010 06:32 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GUTCHES GROVE TODD CO. MN 07/14/2010 06:41 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PILLSBURY TODD CO. MN 07/14/2010 07:02 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW MARKET SCOTT CO. MN 07/14/2010 13:09 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CREDIT RIVER SCOTT CO. MN 07/14/2010 13:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
NORTHFIELD DAKOTA CO. MN 07/14/2010 13:20 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 20.00K 10.00K
ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 07/14/2010 13:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKEVILLE AIRLAKE AR DAKOTA CO. MN 07/14/2010 13:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATERFORD DAKOTA CO. MN 07/14/2010 13:32 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
WATERFORD DAKOTA CO. MN 07/14/2010 13:36 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 50.00K
STARBUCK POPE CO. MN 07/14/2010 13:42 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMPTON DAKOTA CO. MN 07/14/2010 13:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HASTINGS DAKOTA CO. MN 07/14/2010 13:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
SAUK CENTRE ARPT STEARNS CO. MN 07/14/2010 14:10 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK CENTRE STEARNS CO. MN 07/14/2010 14:15 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST ANNA STEARNS CO. MN 07/14/2010 14:50 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PULARSKIS BENTON CO. MN 07/14/2010 15:10 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST STEPHEN STEARNS CO. MN 07/14/2010 15:18 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 118.50K 60.00K