TORNADO

DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/28/19 TORNADO EVENT

Nelson County Tornado

.OVERVIEW…A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVED FROM CENTRAL ND INTO EASTERN ND THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON, AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. ONE CLUSTER OF STORMS BEGAN TO INTENSIFY OVER STUMP LAKE IN WESTERN NELSON COUNTY…AND DEVELOPED ONE OR MORE AREAS OF ROTATING UPDRAFT AND AN LARGE HAIL CORE AS IT PROGRESSED TO THE EAST. .TORNADO #1… WEST OF MICHIGAN ND RATING:…

Multiple Tornadoes and Touchdowns in the Area

There were brief touchdowns near Wahpeton, Breckenridge, and Rostad

FARGO, N.D.– Three storms produced multiple tornado warnings to the surrounding area. There were brief touchdowns near Wahpeton, Breckenridge, and Rostad. As far as we know there is no damage from the storms, but the idea of a tornado might be scary for some people. A waitress at a bar in Sabin, Minnesota, who is originally from Las Vegas, said she…

Fergus Falls Remembers Deadly 1919 Cyclone

The Otter Tail County Historical Society is commemorating those lost in the tornado

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. –It’s been 100 years since the deadly 1919 tornado that ripped through town. The Otter Tail County Historical Society is commemorating those lost in the cyclone. As bells ring across the city, people stop to remember what happened on June 22, 1919 at 4:45 p.m. What’s a serene Lake Alice today was one of the hardest hit…

Writer Weathers Internal Storm With Help From Her Musical’s Debut

The tornado ripped through town in 1957

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Before all the lights and the actors, comes the storyteller who gets touched by inspiration. “In 2007, I was a reporter for the Forum and we did a series of 50th anniversary stories on the storm. So just in talking to people who had been through it and reading my coworkers stories, I thought their descriptions were…

Kennedy Elementary Students Take Part in Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week

The students received a visit from an NDSU climatologist for a tornado presentation

FARGO, N.D.– First graders at Kennedy Elementary School are taking part in severe summer weather awareness week by learning about tornadoes. The students received a visit from an NDSU climatologist for a tornado presentation. They are learning about weather, types of clouds, and tornado safety. The students were asked to wear their bike helmets to demonstrate head protection during a…

NWS Summary of Polk & Clearwater Counties Tornadoes

Tornado 1 – 9 SW Winger to 5 WNW Fosston NORMAN/POLK COUNTIES Date August 26, 2018 Time (Local) 11:30 – 11:46 pm EF Rating EF-1 Est. Peak Winds 110 mph Path Length 16 miles Max Width 100 yards Injuries/Deaths None Summary: This tornado first touched down near a farmstead 9 miles southwest of Winger. Numerous barns, sheds, and outbuildings were…

Winger, Minn. Cleans Up After Sunday Tornado

Many landmarks around town faced significant damage

WINGER, Minn. — The town of Winger is still cleaning up after a tornado hit Sunday night. Dean Johnson had a lot of his property damaged from Sunday’s storm. “This kind of tells the story itself. It’s kind of discouraging to look at,” he said. The tornado, with winds up to 110 mph, started at the southwest part of town and…

Crews Work to Restore Cable Service in Fosston

The Verizon cell tower and satellite dishes were damaged by Sunday's storm

FOSSTON, Minn. — People in Fosston are still cleaning up after the tornado on Sunday night. Its Verizon cell tower and satellite dishes were damaged by the storm. The structures are being repaired, but there are still several channels people can’t get. A temporary Verizon tower was put up so people would still have service. City officials say it could be…

Thousands of Dollars Raised For Tornado Victims And Family of Dead Baby

The tornado tore through an RV park in Watford City, North Dakota early on July 10th

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Nearly $100,000 has been raised so far to help people affected by a tornado that hit Watford City. The McKenzie County emergency manager says a local relief fund will go directly to families impacted by the storm. The tornado that tore through an RV park early on July 10th killed a baby and hurt more than…

Tornado Captured By Cell Phones In Beltrami County Wednesday Night

There have been no reports of significant damage

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A scare last night for people living in central Beltrami County. A number of people captured video of a tornado near Ponemah. It also touched down near Red Lake. One person caught what looked like a bigger funnel forming over Lower Red Lake. There have been no reports of significant damage. The National Weather Service is…