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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.25 Miles
-- Width 75 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area REDWOOD
WFO MPX
Begin Date 04/21/2012 14:23:00 CST-6
Begin Range 6
Begin Azimuth SW
Begin Location LUCAN
Begin Lat/Lon 44.32/-95.41
End Date 04/21/2012 14:25:00 CST-6
End Range 6
End Azimuth SW
End Location LUCAN
End Lat/Lon 44.32/-95.41
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 250.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A weak surface low that was centered across eastern North Dakota, moved slowly southeast across western Minnesota during the afternoon of Saturday, April 21st. Afternoon sunshine, combined with a fairly sheared environment below 3 km, allowed for a few severe thunderstorms to develop along the sharp wind shift line from the southeast, to the northwest. Enhanced wind shear in the lowest 1 km along this wind shift line, with the development of thunderstorms, caused a few tornadoes to form. Most of the tornadoes were brief touchdowns, and damage was confined to barns and outbuildings. Some hail also accompany the thunderstorms, which generated penny, to occasional nickel size hail.
Event Narrative Several witnesses and storm spotters observed a tornado touchdown south of Lucan, Minnesota. The tornado tracked to the southeast and damaged a farmhouse, which included several outbuildings, a greenhouse, pole barn, and shed. Based on damage the tornado was rated an EF0 with top winds of 80 mph. The tornado lifted one quarter of a mile southeast of the farmhouse where debris was thrown one half mile.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 450.00K 0.00K
CHOKIO STEVENS CO. MN 04/21/2012 12:39 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHOKIO STEVENS CO. MN 04/21/2012 12:40 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIG BEND CITY CHIPPEWA CO. MN 04/21/2012 13:55 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
BRANDON DOUGLAS CO. MN 04/21/2012 14:12 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUCAN REDWOOD CO. MN 04/21/2012 14:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
DANVERS SWIFT CO. MN 04/21/2012 14:28 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABASSO REDWOOD CO. MN 04/21/2012 14:30 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLMES CITY DOUGLAS CO. MN 04/21/2012 14:30 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
GLUEK CHIPPEWA CO. MN 04/21/2012 14:55 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLUEK CHIPPEWA CO. MN 04/21/2012 14:55 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE RENVILLE CO. MN 04/21/2012 15:39 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANUBE RENVILLE CO. MN 04/21/2012 15:53 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ORMSBY MARTIN CO. MN 04/21/2012 16:10 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 450.00K 0.00K