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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 5.8 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area OTTER TAIL
WFO FGF
Begin Date 06/07/2007 12:41:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth WSW
Begin Location ELIZABETH
Begin Lat/Lon 46.37/-96.15
End Date 06/07/2007 12:52:00 CST-6
End Range 2
End Azimuth S
End Location ERHARD
End Lat/Lon 46.45/-96.1
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative By noon on the 7th, a surface low was located near Lake Park, Minnesota, with a trailing cold front extending back into extreme southeast North Dakota. An occluded front also extended to the northeast, toward the Bemidji, MN, area. Surface dew points pooled right around 60 F in the vicinity of the surface low with temperatures in the middle 70s. The cold front was strong for early June, with a noon temperature in Devils Lake, ND, of 48 degrees. This set up a strong surface thermal and moisture boundary along a Wahpeton-Breckenridge to Bemidji line. Storms initially fired across southeast ND and then spread into portions of west central and northwest MN. There was also strong upper level support for these storms, as one severe report north of Embden (in Cass County, ND) occurred well behind the surface boundary.
Event Narrative The tornado touched down just south of county road 10 to the west of Elizabeth and tracked north-northeast about 6 miles to about 2 miles south of Erhard. Several trees were torn down and a few power poles were snapped. Spotters noted that the tornado was up and down along this path. The tornado crossed Highway 59 about 2.7 miles north of Elizabeth. Peak winds were estimated at 90 to 95 mph.


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
DORAN WILKIN CO. MN 06/07/2007 12:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEBS BELTRAMI CO. MN 06/07/2007 12:20 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EVERDELL WILKIN CO. MN 06/07/2007 12:25 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FOXHOME WILKIN CO. MN 06/07/2007 12:25 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELIZABETH OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/07/2007 12:41 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PELICAN RAPIDS OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/07/2007 13:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PELICAN RAPIDS OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/07/2007 13:10 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNDERWOOD OTTER TAIL CO. MN 06/07/2007 13:12 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRAZEE BECKER CO. MN 06/07/2007 13:18 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TURTLE RIVER BELTRAMI CO. MN 06/07/2007 13:56 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SNELLMAN BECKER CO. MN 06/07/2007 14:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE EARTH BECKER CO. MN 06/07/2007 14:10 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEAULIEU MAHNOMEN CO. MN 06/07/2007 14:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLACKDUCK BELTRAMI CO. MN 06/07/2007 14:35 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K