Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Lightning
State MINNESOTA
County/Area GRANT
WFO FGF
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-09-20 09:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N BARRETT
Begin Lat/Lon 45.92/-95.9
End Date 2007-09-20 09:30:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative This event set up as another nice case of elevated convection. On the morning of the 20th, an area of surface low pressure was located near Mobridge, South Dakota, with a warm front arching to the southeast (down into eastern Nebraska). A 35 to 45 knot low level jet set up from central Nebraska into northeast South Dakota, where there was also a tight moisture gradient at 850 mb. Thunderstorms initially flared up near Crookston, MN, and moved northeast at 40 to 50 mph.
Event Narrative Lightning struck an evergreen tree in Barrett, scattering pieces of the tree across several neighboring yards. As the tree fell, it broke multiple windows and damaged the concrete steps to a house. The strike also damaged the electrical systems in three nearby homes. One home lost a microwave, two televisions, and several other smaller appliances.


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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 20.00K 0.00K
BARRETT GRANT CO. MN 09/20/2007 09:30 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CROOKSTON POLK CO. MN 09/20/2007 09:37 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHIRLEY POLK CO. MN 09/20/2007 09:50 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST HILAIRE PENNINGTON CO. MN 09/20/2007 09:52 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WYLIE RED LAKE CO. MN 09/20/2007 09:52 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAVIE PENNINGTON CO. MN 09/20/2007 10:14 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 20.00K 0.00K