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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 55 kts.
State MINNESOTA
County/Area STEELE
WFO MPX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-06-17 18:37:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4E ELLENDALE
Begin Lat/Lon 43.87/-93.22
End Date 2010-06-17 18:37:00.0 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 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 Numerous trees were knocked down associated with the rear flank downdraft that accompanied the tornado that entered Steele County at 1833 LST.


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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
ELMORE FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:05 CST-6 Tornado EF0 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
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
LUXEMBURG STEARNS CO. MN 06/17/2010 16:23 CST-6 Hail 1.75 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
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 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. MG 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
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
KIESTER FARIBAULT CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 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
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
ARMSTRONG FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 17:55 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 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
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
ALBERT LEA ARPT FREEBORN CO. MN 06/17/2010 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 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
Totals: 1 15 50.00K 0.00K