Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.5 Miles
-- Width 40 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area WILKIN
WFO FGF
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-04-21 11:35:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 5SE KENT
Begin Lat/Lon 46.38/-96.61
End Date 2012-04-21 11:37:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3ENE BRUSHVALE
End Lat/Lon 46.38/-96.59
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 15.00K
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 and then tracked intermittently to the east for about a half mile. The tornado tore all of the tin roofing and roof panels from an open faced pole shed. It also tore down several tree limbs in the farmyard and tossed a trampoline on top of the garage. Peak winds were estimated at 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