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Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 61 kts.
State MINNESOTA
County/Area BENTON
WFO MPX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-07-01 17:25:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1S SAUK RAPIDS
Begin Lat/Lon 45.59/-94.17
End Date 2011-07-01 17:40:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1NE JAKEVILLE
End Lat/Lon 45.76/-93.98
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.50M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A very hot and humid day occurred across southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin Friday, July 1st. A frontal boundary held across the southwest part of the state, then northeast across east central Minnesota, and into portions of west central and northern Wisconsin.
During the afternoon, a large thunderstorm complex developed across southeast South Dakota, along this frontal boundary and moved into far southwest Minnesota. Several long duration supercells and bow echoes occurred along a path from the southwest, to the northeast across southern Minnesota, and into west central Wisconsin.
Several of the storms developed tornadoes near Redwood Falls, and again around St. Cloud, Minnesota. In addition to the tornadoes, severe straight line winds occurred. Plus, the development of the rear inflow notch, allowed for the strong winds to continue beyond the main bow echo across many areas of southern Minnesota.
Widespread damage occurred with this system along with hundreds of large trees blown down and structural damage to homes and barns. Widespread reports of hail with each storm, along with a few reports of baseball and softball size hail.
Several communities lost power with over 90,000 reported outages throughout southern and central Minnesota.
Event Narrative A severe downburst wind event occurred from Sauk Rapids, north and northeast across a large swath of central and northern Benton County. Hundreds of trees were toppled, broken or pushed over. Many trees landed on houses, sheds and vehicles.


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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 7 8.801M 3.500M
MILROY REDWOOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 87 kts. EG 0 0 1.500M 1.500M
VESTA REDWOOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:31 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
VESTA REDWOOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:31 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
ECHO YELLOW MEDICINE CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. ES 0 0 750.00K 500.00K
ECHO YELLOW MEDICINE CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:36 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
BELVIEW REDWOOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:41 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
BECHYN RENVILLE CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. ES 0 0 1.000M 1.500M
BECHYN RENVILLE CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:46 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD FALLS REDWOOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD FALLS REDWOOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:56 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASEY MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:57 CST-6 Hail 4.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD FALLS REDWOOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:57 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD FALLS REDWOOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 15:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANUBE RENVILLE CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:00 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DARWIN MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARMING STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD FALLS REDWOOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:00 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANUBE RENVILLE CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:03 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE ARPT RENVILLE CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:04 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DASSEL MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:05 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DASSEL MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:05 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 1 0.50K 0.00K
OLIVIA RENVILLE CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:05 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN RENVILLE CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:07 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DASSEL MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:09 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANUBE RENVILLE CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:10 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDWOOD FALLS REDWOOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:11 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COSMOS MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:18 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNTON MCLEOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
COSMOS MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:26 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLLEGEVILLE STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:26 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNTON MCLEOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:30 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST JOSEPH STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:30 CST-6 Hail 3.00 in. 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
STROUT MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAPLE LAKE MUNI ARPT WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:31 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLLEGEVILLE STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:32 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUTCHINSON MCLEOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUTCHINSON ARPT MCLEOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ANNANDALE WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:39 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DARWIN MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DASSEL MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:40 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUTCHINSON MCLEOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:40 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SILVER LAKE ARPT MCLEOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GROVE CITY MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:41 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:43 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RONNEBY BENTON CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:44 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SARTELL STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:44 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST STEPHEN STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:44 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSTON MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMSON MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:45 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH BENTON BENTON CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:45 CST-6 Hail 3.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SARTELL STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:45 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SARTELL BENTON CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:45 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIG LAKE SHERBURNE CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:46 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTICELLO WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:46 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTICELLO WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:50 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LESTER PRAIRIE MCLEOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTICELLO WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICE BENTON CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:52 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW GERMANY CARVER CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
BIG LAKE SHERBURNE CO. MN 07/01/2011 16:56 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
DARWIN MEEKER CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH HAVEN WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIG LAKE SHERBURNE CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUXEMBURG STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:08 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH BRANCH CHISAGO CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:08 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST AGUSTA STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:08 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ORROCK SHERBURNE CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:10 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZIMMERMAN SHERBURNE CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO MUNI ARPT WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ISANTI ISANTI CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:17 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ORROCK SHERBURNE CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. ES 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
PAGE MILLE LACS CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:17 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKVILLE STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRINCETON MILLE LACS CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PLEASANT LAKE STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ST CLOUD STEARNS CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZIMMERMAN SHERBURNE CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:23 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANNANDALE WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ELK RIVER SHERBURNE CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUK RAPIDS BENTON CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. ES 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
CAMBRIDGE ISANTI CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:29 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORESTON MILLE LACS CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
ISANTI ISANTI CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORA KANABEC CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOWTHEN ANOKA CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 1 500.00K 0.00K
ISANTI ISANTI CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:31 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAPLE LAKE WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARMAN KANABEC CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:32 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMBRIDGE ISANTI CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:35 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMBRIDGE ISANTI CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:36 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMBRIDGE MUNI ARPT ISANTI CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMBRIDGE ISANTI CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORA ARPT KANABEC CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO WRIGHT CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 63 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBER ISANTI CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST BETHEL ANOKA CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 3 500.00K 0.00K
ST LOUIS PARK HENNEPIN CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERBURN MARTIN CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOREST LAKE WASHINGTON CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HARRIS CHISAGO CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
RUSH PT CHISAGO CO. MN 07/01/2011 17:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
CENTERVILLE ANOKA CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEWISVILLE WATONWAN CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEWISVILLE WATONWAN CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW ULM BROWN CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STACY CHISAGO CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
SUMTER MCLEOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:13 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENCOE MCLEOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENCOE MCLEOD CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:30 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAIRMONT MARTIN CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:34 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JORDAN SCOTT CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASECA WASECA CO. MN 07/01/2011 18:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASECA MUNI ARPT WASECA CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARIBAULT RICE CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLENDALE STEELE CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORRISTOWN RICE CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:07 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNDAS RICE CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKLYN CENTER HENNEPIN CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:15 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINNEAPOLIS HENNEPIN CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:15 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRYSTAL ARPT HENNEPIN CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:23 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARDEN HILLS RAMSEY CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:25 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE BEAR LAKE RAMSEY CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALMELUND CHISAGO CO. MN 07/01/2011 19:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMMONS FREEBORN CO. MN 07/01/2011 20:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENVILLE FREEBORN CO. MN 07/01/2011 20:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 7 8.801M 3.500M