Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 1.66 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area SCOTT
WFO MPX
Begin Date 06/10/2012 19:16:00 CST-6
Begin Range 6
Begin Azimuth SSE
Begin Location BLAKELEY
Begin Lat/Lon 44.54/-93.81
End Date 06/10/2012 19:20:00 CST-6
End Range 5
End Azimuth S
End Location BELLE PLAINE
End Lat/Lon 44.56/-93.77
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 The afternoon of Sunday, June 10th, a line of thunderstorms developed along a cold front across western Minnesota, and quickly became severe as they moved to the east-northeast across central and southern Minnesota. Initially, large hail was the main hazard, but it evolved into severe downburst winds across eastern Minnesota as this line moved to the east. There was one confirmed report of a tornado in northern Le Sueur County and southern Scott County.

One area that had significant damage was across southern Ramsay County near Highland Park where numerous trees and large limbs were blown down. Some of the blown down tree limbs caused damage to cars. Thousands of people lost electrical power as trees and power lines were toppled by severe thunderstorms that rattled through the southern metro area. Lightning from these thunderstorms across eastern Minnesota struck a home in Apple Valley, and a pole barn in Washington County.
Event Narrative An EF-0 tornado continued from Le Sueur County, into Scott County and moved northeast for approximately 1.7 miles before dissipating 4.5 miles south-southeast of Belle Plaine. The tornado had a maximum width of 50 yards. A farm near Henderson sustained heavy damage, with a 60,000 bushel grain bin destroyed and at least one other damaged, plus a workshop roof was blown off, with rafters and support beams cracked in a storage shed.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.026M 0.00K
ST JOSEPH STEARNS CO. MN 06/10/2012 14:55 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVIA MUNI ARPT RENVILLE CO. MN 06/10/2012 15:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST MARTIN STEARNS CO. MN 06/10/2012 16:02 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLN MORRISON CO. MN 06/10/2012 16:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AVON STEARNS CO. MN 06/10/2012 16:32 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST STEPHEN STEARNS CO. MN 06/10/2012 16:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUXEMBURG STEARNS CO. MN 06/10/2012 16:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICE BENTON CO. MN 06/10/2012 16:54 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FERNANDO MCLEOD CO. MN 06/10/2012 17:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BROWNTON MCLEOD CO. MN 06/10/2012 17:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
VINELAND MILLE LACS CO. MN 06/10/2012 17:37 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE CRYSTAL BLUE EARTH CO. MN 06/10/2012 18:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.25K 0.00K
GARDEN CITY BLUE EARTH CO. MN 06/10/2012 18:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST FRANCIS ANOKA CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAPLE GROVE HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LE SUEUR LE SUEUR CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:04 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROWN ISANTI CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST THOMAS LE SUEUR CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAPLE GROVE HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
HENDERSON STATION LE SUEUR CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:15 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BLAKELEY SCOTT CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:16 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
MINNETONKA BEACH HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MINNETONKA BEACH HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JORDAN SCOTT CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GOTHA CARVER CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW PRAGUE SCOTT CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CONGER FREEBORN CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 63 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MOUND HENNEPIN CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKS GROVE FREEBORN CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST PAUL RAMSEY CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
FARMINGTON DAKOTA CO. MN 06/10/2012 19:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAHTOMEDI WASHINGTON CO. MN 06/10/2012 20:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STILLWATER WASHINGTON CO. MN 06/10/2012 20:27 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WITHROW WASHINGTON CO. MN 06/10/2012 20:45 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 350.00K 0.00K
EAGAN DAKOTA CO. MN 06/10/2012 22:05 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.026M 0.00K