Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 5.7 Miles
-- Width 880 Yards
County/Area ANOKA
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-05-22 13:21:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4SSW FRIDLEY
Begin Lat/Lon 45.035/-93.2841
End Date 2011-05-22 13:29:00.0 CST-6
End Lat/Lon 45.1074/-93.2279
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 500.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative During the early afternoon of Sunday May 22nd, a line of thunderstorms developed across south central Minnesota, and quickly moved north and northeast across east-central Minnesota, and into west-central Wisconsin. One spawned a tornado in North Minneapolis, and crossed into southern Anoka County. Another tornado occurred near Ham Lake, and another near Forest Lake that afternoon.
Event Narrative An EF-1 tornado continued into Anoka County from the Camden Bridge along the Mississippi River, north-northeast to the east side of Fridley, to Spring Lake where it moved into Ramsey County.
Damage was extensive along the path where it moved into a rail yard and a large industrial facility. A large metal building roof was ripped off in the industrial area, and eight train cars were tipped over where EF-1 damage was observed. Several warehouses sustained damaged along Miami Street where a roof was blown off.
The tornado then moved across residential sections of Fridley, before it weakened as it continued northeast across the east side of Fridley, near Spring Lake. Damage was confined to trees blown down along the path, then moved into Ramsey County.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 48 166.720M 0.00K
HASTINGS DAKOTA CO. MN 05/22/2011 09:30 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASECA WASECA CO. MN 05/22/2011 11:59 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRAIRIEVILLE RICE CO. MN 05/22/2011 12:39 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW GERMANY CARVER CO. MN 05/22/2011 12:44 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WANAMINGO GOODHUE CO. MN 05/22/2011 12:49 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST LOUIS PARK HENNEPIN CO. MN 05/22/2011 13:13 CST-6 Tornado EF1 1 48 166.000M 0.00K
FRIDLEY ANOKA CO. MN 05/22/2011 13:21 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
MOUNDS VIEW RAMSEY CO. MN 05/22/2011 13:29 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CRYSTAL ARPT HENNEPIN CO. MN 05/22/2011 13:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANOKA CO BLAINE ARPT ANOKA CO. MN 05/22/2011 13:32 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
RED WING GOODHUE CO. MN 05/22/2011 13:35 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAM LAKE ANOKA CO. MN 05/22/2011 13:52 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CENTERVILLE ANOKA CO. MN 05/22/2011 14:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOREST LAKE WASHINGTON CO. MN 05/22/2011 14:16 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
LINDSTROM CHISAGO CO. MN 05/22/2011 14:36 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 48 166.720M 0.00K