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Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 104 kts.
State MINNESOTA
County/Area KITTSON
WFO FGF
Begin Date 09/01/2011 02:04:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth S
Begin Location DONALDSON
Begin Lat/Lon 48.57/-96.9
End Date 09/01/2011 02:04:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A line of severe thunderstorms developed over southeast Montana on the evening of August 30th, and continued to track across western and central North Dakota. These thunderstorms reached the Devils Lake region just after midnight, producing strong wind gusts and large hail. The storms eventually tracked into northeast North Dakota and the far northwest corner of Minnesota. This was a perfect elevated thunderstorm scenario, with the storms being fed by the low level jet. The greatest core of damage occurred from Grafton (ND) to Donaldson (MN), where strong straight line winds were measured by several mesonet wind sensors.
Event Narrative Two large commercial grade steel bins and their horizontal transfer system were torn out from the city grain elevator facility and were splayed to the east, partially blocking U. S. Highway 75. Several wooden power poles in the area were also snapped. Numerous large trees and tree limbs were torn down around the community and most homes sustained shingle, roofing and siding damage.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DONALDSON KITTSON CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 105 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DONALDSON KITTSON CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:04 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 104 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DONALDSON KITTSON CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 96 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHEN MARSHALL CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALLOCK ARPT KITTSON CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:11 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KARLSTAD ARPT KITTSON CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STRANDQUIST MARSHALL CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PELAU KITTSON CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PELAN ROSEAU CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STRATHCONA ROSEAU CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDDLE RIVER MARSHALL CO. MN 09/01/2011 02:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OKLEE RED LAKE CO. MN 09/01/2011 03:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K