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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 65 kts.
State MINNESOTA
County/Area KANDIYOHI
WFO MPX
Begin Date 06/17/2012 20:03:00 CST-6
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth NNE
Begin Location KANDIYOHI
Begin Lat/Lon 45.17/-94.94
End Date 06/17/2012 20:13:00 CST-6
End Range 2
End Azimuth ENE
End Location ATWATER
End Lat/Lon 45.14/-94.77
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 A large cluster of thunderstorms that formed across the eastern Dakotas, moved eastward and developed a long-lived bow echo that moved across southern Minnesota during the evening of Sunday June 17th. Numerous trees, power lines, barns and roofs were damaged or destroyed across a large portion in southern Minnesota.

Winds were clocked at 78 mph at the Appleton Airport, and knocked down power lines, tore open a machine shed on a farm place north of Appleton, and twisted the foundation for a grain dryer, snapping the liquid propane line to it. Five power poles along Minnesota Highway 7 just north of Appleton were toppled, knocking out power to rural areas and about �� of Appleton for two to three hours.

In Lac Qui Parle County, the winds tore metal roofing off a portion of a building in Madison, and snapped small tree branches in town.

In eastern Kandiyohi County, the roof of a shed at the Central Lakes Cooperative just outside of Atwater was torn off and a turkey barn on Highway 12 was damaged. Highway crews used snowplows to move numerous branches from State Highway 12 in Atwater, and power was affected in five substations in the region, particularly the one in Atwater.

The western and northwestern portions of Meeker County were hit hard with severe damage around Grove City, where at least 14 buildings were damaged, including six turkey barns, sheds, grain bins and one residence with extensive roof damage. The Meeker Cooperative said more than 30 power poles were lost and numerous lines downed because of wind and falling trees. The athletic fields at the High School in Grove City were damaged, with football bleachers flipped over onto the field and a dugout damaged on the baseball field. A section of State Highway 4 in Meeker County was shut down due to debris on the road.

Golf ball sized hail and some two inches in diameter were reported in Le Sueur, Rice and Goodhue counties but no major damage was reported.

In addition to the severe winds and hail, very heavy rainfall occurred, especially in the communities of Willmar, Cannon Falls, and Jordan. All three areas reported rainfall of more than 3 inches, with led to flooding. Transportation officials closed Highway 20 near Cannon Falls and Highway 50 near Miesville Monday morning due to flooding. The flooding damaged roads, bridges, utilities, buildings and recreation areas. Preliminary damage assessments revealed more than 5 million dollars in costs and damages.

Wind storms and flooding during the period June 14-21 led to Dakota, Goodhue, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Rice and Sibley counties being among those Minnesota counties designated disaster areas by presidential declaration on July 6, 2012.
Event Narrative A line of severe straight-line winds, estimated over 75 mph, occurred north of Kandiyohi, then southeast to the city of Atwater. Numerous trees were uprooted, several barns were damaged or destroyed, windows were blown out in several communities, and power was out for several hours.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.260M 0.00K
DAWSON LAC QUI PARLE CO. MN 06/17/2012 17:37 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
APPLETON ARPT SWIFT CO. MN 06/17/2012 17:44 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK STEVENS CO. MN 06/17/2012 17:56 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILAN CHIPPEWA CO. MN 06/17/2012 18:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATSON CHIPPEWA CO. MN 06/17/2012 18:09 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STARBUCK MUNI ARPT POPE CO. MN 06/17/2012 18:24 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLUEK CHIPPEWA CO. MN 06/17/2012 18:59 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
APPLETON ARPT SWIFT CO. MN 06/17/2012 19:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 66 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON LAC QUI PARLE CO. MN 06/17/2012 19:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
TERRACE POPE CO. MN 06/17/2012 19:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
PENNOCK KANDIYOHI CO. MN 06/17/2012 19:35 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILAN CHIPPEWA CO. MN 06/17/2012 19:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GROVELAKE POPE CO. MN 06/17/2012 19:37 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAGEN CHIPPEWA CO. MN 06/17/2012 19:43 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATSON CHIPPEWA CO. MN 06/17/2012 19:45 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLMAR KANDIYOHI CO. MN 06/17/2012 20:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLMAR KANDIYOHI CO. MN 06/17/2012 20:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KANDIYOHI KANDIYOHI CO. MN 06/17/2012 20:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
PAYNESVILLE ARPT STEARNS CO. MN 06/17/2012 20:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GROVE CITY MEEKER CO. MN 06/17/2012 20:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
GROVE CITY MEEKER CO. MN 06/17/2012 20:20 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COSMOS MEEKER CO. MN 06/17/2012 20:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
SILVER CREEK WRIGHT CO. MN 06/17/2012 20:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUTCHINSON ARPT MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2012 20:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWART MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAZEL RUN YELLOW MEDICINE CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SACRED HEART RENVILLE CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:11 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LESTER PRAIRIE MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LESTER PRAIRIE MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 63 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENCOE MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE RENVILLE CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RENVILLE ARPT RENVILLE CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW GERMANY CARVER CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
HOLLYWOOD CARVER CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANUBE RENVILLE CO. MN 06/17/2012 21:35 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE CANADA RAMSEY CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HECTOR RENVILLE CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:20 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO LAKE RENVILLE CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BISCAY MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LE SUEUR LE SUEUR CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLOGNE CARVER CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO LAKE RENVILLE CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENCOE MCLEOD CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BURNSVILLE DAKOTA CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO LAKE RENVILLE CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:36 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST PATRICK SCOTT CO. MN 06/17/2012 22:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHFIELD RICE CO. MN 06/17/2012 23:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONSDALE RICE CO. MN 06/17/2012 23:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW PRAGUE SCOTT CO. MN 06/17/2012 23:49 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WACONIA CARVER CO. MN 06/17/2012 23:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW PRAGUE LE SUEUR CO. MN 06/17/2012 23:55 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONSDALE RICE CO. MN 06/18/2012 00:03 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONSDALE RICE CO. MN 06/18/2012 00:06 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER RICE CO. MN 06/18/2012 00:11 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONSDALE RICE CO. MN 06/18/2012 00:15 CST-6 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHFIELD RICE CO. MN 06/18/2012 00:17 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRIDGEWATER RICE CO. MN 06/18/2012 00:23 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUNDAS RICE CO. MN 06/18/2012 00:26 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NANSEN GOODHUE CO. MN 06/18/2012 00:30 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANNON FALLS GOODHUE CO. MN 06/18/2012 01:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JORDAN SCOTT CO. MN 06/18/2012 04:30 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLMAR KANDIYOHI CO. MN 06/18/2012 05:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKEVILLE DAKOTA CO. MN 06/18/2012 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN ISLE SIBLEY CO. MN 06/18/2012 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PENNOCK KANDIYOHI CO. MN 06/18/2012 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILLMAR KANDIYOHI CO. MN 06/18/2012 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMPTON DAKOTA CO. MN 06/18/2012 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW LONDON KANDIYOHI CO. MN 06/18/2012 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANNON FALLS GOODHUE CO. MN 06/18/2012 06:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATSON CHIPPEWA CO. MN 06/18/2012 06:30 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMBURG CARVER CO. MN 06/18/2012 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERRIAM SCOTT CO. MN 06/18/2012 08:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAYNESVILLE STEARNS CO. MN 06/18/2012 09:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.260M 0.00K