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Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 57 kts.
State MINNESOTA
County/Area CLAY
WFO FGF
Begin Date 07/10/2007 04:55:00 CST-6
End Date 07/10/2007 04:55:00 CST-6
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 A high wind event occurred across portions of eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota in the early morning hours of the 10th. Several things came together to cause this event. First, a strengthening upper level jet moved into the area along with sinking motion in the low to mid layers of the atmosphere. A morning upper air sounding from Aberdeen, South Dakota, showed nearly unidirectional winds from the surface to the jet level. Also at the surface, an area of low pressure located near Cooperstown (ND) in the early morning hours strengthened as it moved toward Baudette (MN) around sunrise. Some decaying weak showers could also have helped mix some of the stronger winds down to the surface.
Event Narrative The wind gust was measured by an AWOS sensor at the Moorhead airport. Downed trees and tree branches onto powerlines caused roughly 6000 customers to lose power in the Fargo/Moorhead area.


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
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) MN 07/10/2007 04:55 CST-6 High Wind 57 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST BECKER (ZONE) WEST BECKER (ZONE) MN 07/10/2007 05:48 CST-6 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MAHNOMEN (ZONE) MN 07/10/2007 06:06 CST-6 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K