Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 2.5 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MARSHALL
WFO FGF
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-07-24 18:12:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 6WNW ESPELIE
Begin Lat/Lon 48.26/-95.8
End Date 2011-07-24 18:17:00.0 CST-6
End Location 4WSW ESPELIE
End Lat/Lon 48.21/-95.76
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Despite the fact there was very little surface forcing, severe thunderstorms fired up across northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota on the evening of the 24th. A weak surface trough did extend from near Bismarck (ND) into the extreme northwest corner of Minnesota. Most of the thunderstorm activity was diurnally driven and associated with good upper jet support. Therefore most of the thunderstorms flared up in the very late afternoon and diminished around sunset.
Event Narrative This tornado was briefly viewed by spotters near Goodridge. A 10 inch diameter ash tree was snapped about four feet above the ground. Several sections of tin roofing were torn off of a house and numerous large tree branches were blown down in shelterbelts and groves. Peak winds were estimated at 90 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 0.00K 0.00K
NEWFOLDEN MARSHALL CO. MN 07/24/2011 18:00 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ESPELIE MARSHALL CO. MN 07/24/2011 18:12 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ESPELIE MARSHALL CO. MN 07/24/2011 18:15 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROSEWOOD MARSHALL CO. MN 07/24/2011 18:42 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THIEF RIVER FALLS PENNINGTON CO. MN 07/24/2011 19:00 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER POLK CO. MN 07/24/2011 19:25 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FISHER POLK CO. MN 07/24/2011 19:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROOKSTON POLK CO. MN 07/24/2011 19:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ERSKINE MUNI ARPT POLK CO. MN 07/24/2011 20:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MC INTOSH POLK CO. MN 07/24/2011 20:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLGA POLK CO. MN 07/24/2011 20:19 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAGLEY CLEARWATER CO. MN 07/24/2011 20:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K