Per the NWS Storm Data Entry, the tornado passed just south of the Heart River. It was more than likely rain-wrapped and lasted only 15 minutes. 450+ structures were damaged with 100 of those declared beyond repair. There were 2 minor injuries in homes. Estimated max winds were 150 mph.
In addition to this tornado there was widespread wind damage reported that encompassed the region. The town of Tuttle was hit hard by the tornado. The CDNS stated that this was “described as worst storm to hit that area.” Eight farms were leveled. A man died trying to get to shelter in his basement.
The tornado began 4 miles west of New England. It then moved south of Regent to west of Mott. 10 farms were destroyed, some leveled.
“My dad was just sucked out and ended up underneath a grain truck. He held on.” – Lorrece Usselman Werner talking about her father Pius, who took shelter in a creamery during the Fort Rice tornado. She was quoted in an article in the Bismarck Tribune.