Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 1.7 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area DAKOTA
WFO MPX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-07-14 13:36:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2NE WATERFORD
Begin Lat/Lon 44.5/-93.11
End Date 2010-07-14 13:41:00.0 CST-6
End Location 4ENE WATERFORD
End Lat/Lon 44.51/-93.08
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 50.00K
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 that an EF-1 tornado, with maximum winds of 95 mph, occurred along a broken 1.7 mile path length northwest of Northfield, Minnesota.
The tornado first touched down approximately 3.9 miles northeast of Northfield, near the Junction of 313th Street and County Road 47 where a metal shed was blown off its foundation and flew over a farm home and landed approximately 100 yards away. There was some damage to the farm home, but most of the damage was associated with debris from uprooted trees and the metal shed.
The tornado lifted approximately one-quarter of a mile east of the farm home and blew over a semi-truck on County Road 47.
The tornado then touched down approximately three-quarters of a mile east of County Road 47 in a corn field, and tracked approximately one half mile east before lifting near the intersection of County Road 59, and Cannon River Road. The tornado caused damage to a farm home along this track, and blew a storage shed approximately 200 yards into the farmer's corn field. Other damage with the tornado track was associated with damaged corn fields and a small camper that was destroyed.


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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 0 118.50K 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