Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 55 kts.
State MINNESOTA
County/Area STEELE
WFO MPX
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-10-26 15:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-10-27 09:00:00.0 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 An area of low pressure that developed across the Central Plains Monday evening, October 25, quickly intensified the morning of Tuesday, October 26th, as it moved northward across Minnesota.
Intense pressure drops, combined with the strong pressure gradient, caused wind speeds to increase during the afternoon, which continued through Wednesday morning.
Widespread sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph, with gusts over 60 mph, were common from the late afternoon through the night, before tapering off Wednesday morning.
The area of low pressure was also a record in terms of lowest pressure ever recorded in Minnesota (reference the entry by National Weather Service Duluth MN).
Many reports were received of large trees blown down, with power outages throughout southern and central Minnesota during the height of the storm.
Event Narrative Wind speeds increased significantly during the afternoon, with sustained winds averaging 40 mph across the county for several hours. Based on several mesonet weather stations, and observations across the county, a few gusts were over 55 mph during the late afternoon, and again around midnight through sunrise. The Owatonna AWOS measured a wind gust of 55 mph at 9:14 PM CST, and again 6:54 AM CST. The MNDOT Mesonet site north of Ellendale, Minnesota, measured a wind gust of 63 mph at 12:55 AM CST.


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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 52.00K 0.00K
LAC QUI PARLE (ZONE) LAC QUI PARLE (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 10:30 CST-6 High Wind 57 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YELLOW MEDICINE (ZONE) YELLOW MEDICINE (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 11:00 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE (ZONE) RENVILLE (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWN (ZONE) BROWN (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARIBAULT (ZONE) FARIBAULT (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEVENS (ZONE) STEVENS (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POPE (ZONE) POPE (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD (ZONE) REDWOOD (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SWIFT (ZONE) SWIFT (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHIPPEWA (ZONE) CHIPPEWA (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 12:00 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARTIN (ZONE) MARTIN (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATONWAN (ZONE) WATONWAN (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIBLEY (ZONE) SIBLEY (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEEKER (ZONE) MEEKER (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BLUE EARTH (ZONE) BLUE EARTH (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NICOLLET (ZONE) NICOLLET (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEARNS (ZONE) STEARNS (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 57 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KANDIYOHI (ZONE) KANDIYOHI (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 13:00 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEOD (ZONE) MCLEOD (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASECA (ZONE) WASECA (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FREEBORN (ZONE) FREEBORN (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 14:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WRIGHT (ZONE) WRIGHT (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEELE (ZONE) STEELE (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON (ZONE) BENTON (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERBURNE (ZONE) SHERBURNE (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENNEPIN (ZONE) HENNEPIN (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SCOTT (ZONE) SCOTT (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICE (ZONE) RICE (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LE SUEUR (ZONE) LE SUEUR (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAKOTA (ZONE) DAKOTA (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CARVER (ZONE) CARVER (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 15:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORRISON (ZONE) MORRISON (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 16:00 CST-6 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLE LACS (ZONE) MILLE LACS (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 16:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
RAMSEY (ZONE) RAMSEY (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 16:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ANOKA (ZONE) ANOKA (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 16:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 16:00 CST-6 High Wind 35 kts. ES 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOODHUE (ZONE) GOODHUE (ZONE) MN 10/26/2010 17:00 CST-6 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 52.00K 0.00K