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08julAll DayFergus Falls (Wilkin/Otter Tail County, MN)

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Start Time:  4:20 am CDT

End Time:  4:35 am CDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  100 mph

Path length:  11 miles

Width:  200 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Wilkin, Otter Tail

State:  Minnesota

Start Lat/Lon:  46.3052 / -96.3206

End Lat/Lon:  46.3033 / -96.0930


The tornado uprooted or snapped numerous cottonwood trees in a farmstead and multiple shelter belts along its path. It snapped a few power poles and it tore the roof off and collapsed walls at a welding and manufacturing shop near the airport.  It likely lifted near the northwest end of town where it may have mangled a wind turbine blade.


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