Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 4.94 Miles
-- Width 220 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area FREEBORN
WFO MPX
Begin Date 06/17/2010 18:42:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth SW
Begin Location LERDAL
Begin Lat/Lon 43.7/-93.29
End Date 06/17/2010 18:48:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth SW
End Location HOLLANDALE
End Lat/Lon 43.76/-93.24
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 Several strong storms developed in west-central Minnesota during the mid afternoon hours of June 17th.

These storms quickly become severe and produced softball size hail northwest of Alexandria and a tornado near Leaf Valley that became the EF-4 that moved through Wadena, Minnesota.

By the late afternoon, numerous thunderstorms developed across southern Minnesota along the leading edge of extreme instability.

Numerous funnel cloud reports and a few brief tornado touchdowns were noted prior to 5 pm, but once the low level shear (0-1 km) increased significantly from 15 knots, to over 35 knots, strong tornadoes developed along the Iowa border.

These storms along the Iowa border produced a series of long-lived tornadoes near Albert Lea, Minnesota. Very large hail also accompanied some tornadoes along with flash flooding.
Event Narrative This tornado destroyed a barn, broke dozens of trees, and damaged a few sheds. As it began to dissipate, it became very narrow and then rotated halfway around a new tornado west of Hollandale. Video filmed by storm chaser.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 15 50.00K 0.00K
BRANDON DOUGLAS CO. MN 06/17/2010 14:14 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLERVILLE DOUGLAS CO. MN 06/17/2010 14:14 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLERVILLE DOUGLAS CO. MN 06/17/2010 14:32 CST-6 Hail 4.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEAF VLY DOUGLAS CO. MN 06/17/2010 14:43 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST JAMES WATONWAN CO. MN 06/17/2010 14:47 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIMONT MARTIN CO. MN 06/17/2010 14:55 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRFAX RENVILLE CO. MN 06/17/2010 15:03 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSTON MEEKER CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:03 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH HAVEN WRIGHT CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:05 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELMORE FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COKATO WRIGHT CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:07 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SILVER LAKE MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:07 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINSTED ARPT MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUXEMBURG STEARNS CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:23 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FROST FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:28 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEAR LAKE SHERBURNE CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:35 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST CLAIR BLUE EARTH CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:37 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADELIA WATONWAN CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:39 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELMORE FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUE EARTH FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:44 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUE EARTH FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTROSE WRIGHT CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEAR LAKE SHERBURNE CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:54 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAINE PRAIRIE STEARNS CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:54 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEAR LAKE SHERBURNE CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:56 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO WRIGHT CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:00 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PLEASANT LAKE STEARNS CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:04 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRICELYN FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRICELYN FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:10 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIESTER FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:13 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIESTER FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:16 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTICELLO WRIGHT CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:22 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADELIA WATONWAN CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:23 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIESTER FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST PETER NICOLLET CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:28 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALTERS FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:28 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MANSFIELD FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:29 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MANSFIELD FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:33 CST-6 Tornado EF4 1 14 0.00K 0.00K
GLENCOE MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BROWNTON MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:38 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN CENTER HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELK RIVER SHERBURNE CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:45 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LESTER PRAIRIE MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:54 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO MUNI ARPT WRIGHT CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:55 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARMSTRONG FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:55 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MANCHESTER FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
PEMBERTON BLUE EARTH CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(AEL)ALBERT LEA ARPT FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:05 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKS GROVE FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:15 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHANHASSEN CARVER CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ELLENDALE STEELE CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:30 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLENDALE STEELE CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:33 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GENEVA FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLENDALE STEELE CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LERDAL FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:42 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLLANDALE FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:47 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAPLE IS FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 18:59 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW RICHLAND WASECA CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASECA WASECA CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWRY FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:03 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLOOMING PRAIRIE STEELE CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:10 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLOOMING PRAIRIE STEELE CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:25 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
BLOOMING PRAIRIE STEELE CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:27 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSH CITY CHISAGO CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSH CITY CHISAGO CO. MN 06/17/2010 19:44 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERTON STEELE CO. MN 06/17/2010 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALBERT LEA ARPT FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 15 50.00K 0.00K