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14augAll DayCrystal (Hennepin County, MN)

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Start Time:  7:55 pm CDT

End Time:  7:57 pm CDT

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds:  75 mph

Path length:  0.40 miles

Width:  50 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  Hennipen

State:  Minnesota

Start Lat/Lon:  45.05 / -93.37

End Lat/Lon:  45.05 / -93.36


An NWS Survey indicated a brief EF-0 moved across the city of Crystal, MN.The tornado started near Memory Lane Park, between 43rd and 44th Avenue North and Jersey Avenue North. A large tree was uprooted at this location. This tornado moved eastward between 43rd and 44th Avenue and damaged several large trees, up to 4 feet in diameter, along its path. The tornado lifted near Douglas Drive North. Some roof damage occurred, but the majority of the trees and large limbs fell on power lines, roads, and yards. There was also damage on 45th Avenue North, but the damage was consistent with downburst winds and more sporadic. The majority of the damage in the broad area of New Hope, Crystal, North Minneapolis, and Robbinsdale was from downburst winds.


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