Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 3 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State MINNESOTA
County/Area POLK
WFO FGF
Begin Date 08/26/2007 21:04:00 CST-6
Begin Range 6
Begin Azimuth WNW
Begin Location ELDRED
Begin Lat/Lon 47.71/-96.92
End Date 08/26/2007 21:10:00 CST-6
End Range 4
End Azimuth NW
End Location ELDRED
End Lat/Lon 47.72/-96.86
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 cold front moved across North Dakota on the 26th, with a hot and humid airmass in place ahead of the front. At 6 pm CST, a surface low was located over southern Manitoba (Canada), just north of Pembina, ND. The cold front stretched to the southwest, back toward Devils Lake (ND) and Bismarck (ND). Ahead of the cold front, temperatures ranged in the low to mid 80s with dew points around 70F. Behind the front, temperatures did not cool significantly, but dew points dropped to the mid 40s. Thunderstorms began to form along and ahead of the cold front by early evening (from northeast ND into south central ND), eventually crossing into northwest Minnesota several hours later. Eight distinct tornadoes occurred over northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota during this event.
Event Narrative This tornado touched down at 9 pm CST about 7 miles east-northeast of Reynolds, North Dakota (in Grand Forks County). It crossed the Red River into western Polk County at about 904 pm CST. The total tornado path length was about 5 miles, and about 3 miles of the total occurred in Tynsid Township in Polk County. The tornado destroyed a steel pole shed and a wooden quonset at one farmstead with significant tree damage at other locations nearby. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
DONALDSON KITTSON CO. MN 08/26/2007 19:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHEN MARSHALL CO. MN 08/26/2007 19:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLORIAN MARSHALL CO. MN 08/26/2007 19:43 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KARLSTAD KITTSON CO. MN 08/26/2007 19:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENBUSH ARPT ROSEAU CO. MN 08/26/2007 20:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDDLE RIVER MARSHALL CO. MN 08/26/2007 20:20 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDDLE RIVER MARSHALL CO. MN 08/26/2007 20:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MALLORY POLK CO. MN 08/26/2007 20:45 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWFOLDEN MARSHALL CO. MN 08/26/2007 20:55 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWFOLDEN MARSHALL CO. MN 08/26/2007 20:59 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELDRED POLK CO. MN 08/26/2007 21:04 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELDRED POLK CO. MN 08/26/2007 21:07 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLIMAX POLK CO. MN 08/26/2007 21:10 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROOKSTON POLK CO. MN 08/26/2007 21:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDDLE RIVER MARSHALL CO. MN 08/26/2007 21:15 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROOKSTON POLK CO. MN 08/26/2007 21:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOROTHY RED LAKE CO. MN 08/26/2007 21:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(TVF)THIEF RVR FALLS PENNINGTON CO. MN 08/26/2007 22:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
THIEF RIVER FALLS PENNINGTON CO. MN 08/26/2007 22:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAPLE BAY POLK CO. MN 08/26/2007 22:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BERNER CLEARWATER CO. MN 08/26/2007 22:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDLAKE BELTRAMI CO. MN 08/26/2007 22:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDLAKE BELTRAMI CO. MN 08/26/2007 22:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FERTILE POLK CO. MN 08/26/2007 23:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAUM BELTRAMI CO. MN 08/26/2007 23:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEJOU MAHNOMEN CO. MN 08/26/2007 23:30 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 500.00K 0.00K