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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 70 kts.
State MINNESOTA
County/Area BENTON
WFO MPX
Begin Date 08/13/2010 14:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth S
Begin Location RICE
Begin Lat/Lon 45.71/-94.22
End Date 08/13/2010 14:10:00 CST-6
End Range 5
End Azimuth N
End Location FRUITVILLE
End Lat/Lon 45.79/-94.09
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A line of severe thunderstorms developed east of Alexandria, Minnesota, and quickly moved east-northeast across central Minnesota and produced measured winds in excess of 80 mph at times.

Several thousand trees were either uprooted or blown down from eastern Stearns County, eastward across western Benton, and southern Morrison County. There was a semi blown over near Rice, a large communication tower blown down, and several sheds and barns damaged or destroyed.
Event Narrative Many hundreds, perhaps thousands of trees were uprooted, snapped or broken in an eight mile wide swath that extended from the western edge of the county, near Rice to Watab, to just north of Sartell, to north central Benton County, in Graham Township, centered near State Highway 25 and County Road 77. In addition, a local Minnesota Department of Transportation Weather Station near Rice, measured a wind gust of 64 knots. A semi-truck was blown over near Rice along Highway 10, resulting in one injury. Plus, a spotter on the northeast shore of Little Rock Lake measured a wind gust of 81 mph before his tower collapsed and the anemometer ceased to function. The intense wind blew from the southwest. Hundreds of large and healthy trees were broken or snapped, blocking roads. The storm survey team concluded a downburst hit the area.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 370.00K 0.00K
HAWICK KANDIYOHI CO. MN 08/13/2010 13:25 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLDINGFORD STEARNS CO. MN 08/13/2010 13:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST STEPHEN STEARNS CO. MN 08/13/2010 13:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
RICE BENTON CO. MN 08/13/2010 14:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. MG 0 1 50.00K 0.00K
ROYALTON MORRISON CO. MN 08/13/2010 14:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ST AGUSTA STEARNS CO. MN 08/13/2010 14:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILMAN BENTON CO. MN 08/13/2010 14:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILACA MUNI ARPT MILLE LACS CO. MN 08/13/2010 14:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CLEAR LAKE SHERBURNE CO. MN 08/13/2010 14:40 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEAR LAKE SHERBURNE CO. MN 08/13/2010 14:43 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORA KANABEC CO. MN 08/13/2010 14:49 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRUNSWICK KANABEC CO. MN 08/13/2010 14:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HUGO WASHINGTON CO. MN 08/13/2010 15:30 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAPIDAN BLUE EARTH CO. MN 08/13/2010 16:26 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAPIDAN BLUE EARTH CO. MN 08/13/2010 16:35 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 370.00K 0.00K