Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.25 Miles
-- Width 20 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area CLAY
WFO FGF
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-04-21 11:41:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2E CRAWFORD
Begin Lat/Lon 46.82/-96.5
End Date 2012-04-21 11:42:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3E CRAWFORD
End Lat/Lon 46.82/-96.48
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A series of tornado touchdowns were reported on the afternoon of the 21st, causing minor damage to several farms in west central Minnesota. These tornadoes were associated with a cold core 500 millibar low pressure system passing through the Northern Plains. The surface pattern was also conducive to these events, with a low pressure area also over west central Minnesota in the afternoon. A cold front extended southward from the surface low with a warm front extending out to the east.
Event Narrative This tornado touched down near a farmstead west of Minnesota highway 9 and tracked eastward for about one quarter of mile before lifting. A spotter reported several four foot by six foot tin roofing panels were blown off a pole shed and carried eastward across Minnesota highway 9. Peak winds were estimated at 70 to 80 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 0 125.00K 0.00K
DILWORTH CLAY CO. MN 04/21/2012 11:23 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT WILKIN CO. MN 04/21/2012 11:35 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD CLAY CO. MN 04/21/2012 11:41 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FOXHOME WILKIN CO. MN 04/21/2012 12:24 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FERGUS FALLS OTTER TAIL CO. MN 04/21/2012 13:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FERGUS FALLS OTTER TAIL CO. MN 04/21/2012 13:11 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ASHBY GRANT CO. MN 04/21/2012 13:45 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELBOW LAKE GRANT CO. MN 04/21/2012 13:50 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 125.00K 0.00K