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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 4 Miles
-- Width 75 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area WADENA
WFO FGF
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-04 20:05:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1NNW BLUE GRASS
Begin Lat/Lon 46.57/-95.03
End Date 2012-07-04 20:18:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3E BLUE GRASS
End Lat/Lon 46.55/-94.97
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative On the morning of July 4th, a cold front pushed into central North Dakota, eventually reaching eastern North Dakota around the noon hour. Ahead of the front, a stationary boundary also set up, basically running along the U. S. Highway 2 corridor. South of this stationary boundary temperatures surged into the 90s with dew points in the low 70s, resulting in a heat advisory for portions of the area. Precipitable water values were also quite high, ranging around two inches, which increased the probability for heavy rain with any of the thunderstorms. As the boundaries continued to move east during the day, showers and thunderstorms marched from near Sarles, North Dakota, along and north of the U. S. Highway 2 corridor to near Bemidji, Minnesota.
Event Narrative The tornado snapped several oak, pine, and poplar trees along its intermittent path. It also cracked or snapped at least two power poles, shifted a barn off its foundation, and peeled siding and roofing off a couple of homes and farm buildings along its path. Peak winds were estimated at 95 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 0.00K 0.00K
DONALDSON KITTSON CO. MN 07/04/2012 08:19 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHCOTE KITTSON CO. MN 07/04/2012 08:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ENGLUND MARSHALL CO. MN 07/04/2012 08:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BADGER ROSEAU CO. MN 07/04/2012 09:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHLAND POLK CO. MN 07/04/2012 09:20 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VIKING MARSHALL CO. MN 07/04/2012 10:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VIKING MARSHALL CO. MN 07/04/2012 10:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASKISH BELTRAMI CO. MN 07/04/2012 11:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAVINIA BELTRAMI CO. MN 07/04/2012 12:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIRCHMONT BELTRAMI CO. MN 07/04/2012 12:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MENAHGA WADENA CO. MN 07/04/2012 19:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEBEKA WADENA CO. MN 07/04/2012 19:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEBEKA WADENA CO. MN 07/04/2012 20:00 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUE GRASS WADENA CO. MN 07/04/2012 20:05 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OYLEN WADENA CO. MN 07/04/2012 20:23 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K