Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
County/Area FREEBORN
Report Source Public
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-03-19 17:08:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N (AEL)ALBERT LEA ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 43.68/-93.37
End Date 2012-03-19 17:08:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A line of strong thunderstorms moved rapidly northward across southern Minnesota during the late afternoon and early evening hours of Monday, March 19th. Some of the storms became severe near Albert Lea, and Elysian, or east of Mankato, Minnesota. One of the storms produced an EF0 tornado near Elysian, which traveled approximately 6.5 miles to the north before lifting. Most of the damage was associated downed trees and roof damage. As the storms moved north, some of the stronger storms produced wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph across the western Twin Cities Metro, with minor damage reported in Carver.
Event Narrative Severe thunderstorm winds caused a grain bin, approximately 15 feet tall, to collapse north of Albert Lea, Minnesota.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 407.00K 0.00K
EAGLE BEND TODD CO. MN 03/19/2012 17:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
(AEL)ALBERT LEA ARPT FREEBORN CO. MN 03/19/2012 17:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
JANESVILLE WASECA CO. MN 03/19/2012 17:25 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ELYSIAN LE SUEUR CO. MN 03/19/2012 17:29 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
CARVER CARVER CO. MN 03/19/2012 18:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
DUNDAS RICE CO. MN 03/19/2012 18:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
NORTHFIELD RICE CO. MN 03/19/2012 18:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
COON RAPIDS ANOKA CO. MN 03/19/2012 18:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NOWTHEN ANOKA CO. MN 03/19/2012 18:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 407.00K 0.00K