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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 4.51 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area CLAY
WFO FGF
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-05-30 20:01:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2SSE MOORHEAD
Begin Lat/Lon 46.85/-96.74
End Date 2011-05-30 20:05:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3NE MOORHEAD
End Lat/Lon 46.91/-96.71
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 250.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative An impressive set up for severe weather occurred on the evening of the 30th. A surface low set up near Fargo with a warm front extending out to its east. Meanwhile, a cold front extended to the south, down into central Nebraska. In the warm sector, temperatures climbed into the low to mid 80s with dew points in the middle 60s. As convection blossomed in the evening, thunderstorms erupted all along the cold front, from North Dakota all the way down into Nebraska.
Event Narrative This tornado tracked north-northeastward along the eastern edge of Moorhead and was likely enshrouded in downburst winds and heavy rain. A few wooden power poles were snapped and numerous trees were uprooted or snapped. Some mature trees were thrown more than 100 feet. Peak winds were estimated at 105 mph.


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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 1.600M 0.00K
DILWORTH CLAY CO. MN 05/30/2011 19:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOORHEAD CLAY CO. MN 05/30/2011 20:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOORHEAD CLAY CO. MN 05/30/2011 20:01 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ADA NORMAN CO. MN 05/30/2011 20:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELDRED POLK CO. MN 05/30/2011 20:26 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
HALSTAD NORMAN CO. MN 05/30/2011 20:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
ELDRED POLK CO. MN 05/30/2011 20:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAHNOMEN MAHNOMEN CO. MN 05/30/2011 20:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROOKSTON POLK CO. MN 05/30/2011 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
FISHER POLK CO. MN 05/30/2011 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 59 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTTERTAIL OTTER TAIL CO. MN 05/30/2011 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HERMAN GRANT CO. MN 05/30/2011 21:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARK RAPIDS HUBBARD CO. MN 05/30/2011 21:35 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
THIEF RIVER FALLS PENNINGTON CO. MN 05/30/2011 21:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDDLE RIVER MARSHALL CO. MN 05/30/2011 21:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PELAU KITTSON CO. MN 05/30/2011 21:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SKIME ROSEAU CO. MN 05/30/2011 22:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIRCHMONT BELTRAMI CO. MN 05/30/2011 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.600M 0.00K