11 tornadoes struck parts of the High Plains on August 26, 2007. The strongest was a deadly EF4 that tore through the town of Northwood. In this summary, we look at the three significant tornadoes of the outbreak and the damage they caused.
At least three significant tornadoes occurred on August 21, 1883. By far the most damaging of the trio and the topic of this summary was a horrific F5 that tore through the Minnesota town of Rochester. Yet from the aftermath of this devastating tragedy, something wonderful would be created – the Mayo Clinic. Check out this premium summary by becoming a member!
This summary looks at three of the most notable tornadoes of the Northwoods Outbreak on August 6, 1969. Included is a look at the fifth-deadliest tornado in Minnesota state history, the Outing tornado.
On August 7, 2010, 11 tornadoes were reported by the SPC. This summary looks at the most violent, an EF-4 that affected parts of North Dakota and Minnesota. This photogenic tornado was captured on video as it leveled a farm in Wilkin County, MN.
This summary takes a look at an F3 tornado from 1890 that crossed through parts of Ramsey County, MN. The most extensive damage was near Lake Gervais.
This summary explores the history of one of the most violent tornadoes to ever hit the Twin Cities area: The June 18, 1939 Anoka, Champlin Tornado.
There were 4 tornadoes confirmed on September 21, 2005, all in the state of Minnesota. A series of supercells pushed through the east central part of the state producing not only the tornadoes but large hail, flashing flooding and widespread wind damage. This summary looks at the strongest tornado to occur, an F2 in Anoka County. Along with the tornado, the NWS Twin Cities stated “a rear flank downdraft was also responsible for causing damage in parts of Coon Rapids and Blaine.”
A total of 9 tornadoes are a part of the SPC Database for September 3, 1980. Four were in Stearns County, MN with the strongest an F3 that skipped from 5 miles SW of St. Cloud, passing through the city and lifting NE of town. There was tremendous damage at Bel Clare Acres. 13 mobile homes were destroyed and there was 1 fatality: A 15-month-old girl.
This tornado had a short path of 2 miles in Redwood County, MN near the Lucan area.
Per the NWS Storm Data entry, most of the damage in Granite Falls was caused by F2 and F3 winds speeds. It was officially classified as minimal F4 based on the twisted wreckage of an overturned railroad car.