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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 62 kts.
State MINNESOTA
County/Area SCOTT
WFO MPX
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-05-23 19:14:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2S ST BENEDICT
Begin Lat/Lon 44.54/-93.63
End Date 2012-05-23 19:16:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2S ST BENEDICT
End Lat/Lon 44.55/-93.62
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Thunderstorms developed along a cold front across western Minnesota during the afternoon of May 23rd, and moved slowly eastward. However, additional thunderstorms developed south and raced northeast across south central and east central Minnesota, some of which produced severe wind gusts in excess of 70 mph at times.
Event Narrative A 71 mph wind gust was measured by the Minnesota Department of Transportation wind sensor near New Prague. In addition, a farm to the northeast of this sensor had several large tree limbs, up to 10 inches in diameter, snapped off approximately 15 feet above the base of the tree. Plus, a metal shed roof was partially blown off and thrown into a neighbor's yard.


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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 1.004M 0.00K
LOWRY POPE CO. MN 05/23/2012 11:36 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW ULM ARPT BROWN CO. MN 05/23/2012 15:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. MG 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
LAFAYETTE NICOLLET CO. MN 05/23/2012 15:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
ST HENRY LE SUEUR CO. MN 05/23/2012 18:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST BENEDICT SCOTT CO. MN 05/23/2012 19:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 62 kts. MG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
SPRING LAKE SCOTT CO. MN 05/23/2012 19:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.004M 0.00K