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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 14.8 Miles
-- Width 225 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area FILLMORE
WFO ARX
Begin Date 05/22/2011 14:05:00 CST-6
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth SSE
Begin Location YORK
Begin Lat/Lon 43.5/-92.25
End Date 05/22/2011 14:29:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth SW
End Location HENRYTOWN
End Lat/Lon 43.58/-91.97
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/1
Property Damage 250.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative During the afternoon of May 22nd, severe thunderstorms developed along a cold front as it moved through southeast Minnesota. These severe thunderstorms produced two confirmed tornadoes, both of which were rated as EF2. The first tornado moved into Fillmore County from northeast Iowa and the second tornado occurred over eastern Houston County before crossing the Mississippi River into western Wisconsin. The first tornado produced significant damage around Harmony (Fillmore County) where silos were damaged and roofs taken off structures. The second tornado produced damage around Hokah (Houston County) with barns and other farm buildings damaged along with several residences. Around 4,500 customers loss power across Fillmore and Houston Counties. Damages across southeast Minnesota were estimated to be between $400 and $500 thousand.
Event Narrative This tornado moved into Fillmore County, west of Granger, shortly after 2 p.m. and continued to track northeast until dissipating northeast of Harmony. The worst damage from this tornado occurred southwest and west of Harmony where two farm silos were damaged and roofs were taken off structures. Damages were estimated to be around $250 thousand.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 495.00K 0.00K
HAYFIELD DODGE CO. MN 05/22/2011 12:53 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KASSON DODGE CO. MN 05/22/2011 13:08 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YORK FILLMORE CO. MN 05/22/2011 14:05 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
SHELDON HOUSTON CO. MN 05/22/2011 14:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
MOUND PRAIRIE HOUSTON CO. MN 05/22/2011 15:05 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 240.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA HOUSTON CO. MN 05/22/2011 15:29 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 495.00K 0.00K