Path length: 2.29 miles

Width:Β  350 yards

Fatalities:Β  0

Injuries:Β  2

Rating:Β  EF3

County:Β  Stark

Tornado Path

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SPC coordinates: Β 

Start: 46.8554 / -102.816Β  Β End:Β  46.8599 / -102.768Β  Β  Β Β 

Note: Β Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.


Thirteen tornadoes were confirmed on July 8, 2009. Eight of them were in the state of North Dakota. Most were rated EF0/EF1 but there was one that much stronger. It traveled just south of Dickinson and produced EF3 damage.

Per the NWS Storm Data Entry, the tornado passed through Dickinson on the far south side. It crossed 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. Numerous vehicles were damaged or destroyed, some were on their roofs. Power lines were snapped, knocking out power to most of Dickinson, and tree damage was extensive. There were two minor injuries in homes. Estimated max winds were 150 mph.

Photos via The Dickinson Police Department


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