TORNADO

American Red Cross Dakotas Region Helping Out in Sioux Falls

They're still in the early stages of assessing the damage from the tornado

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — American Red Cross Dakotas Region is helping people in Sioux Falls affected by the tornado. The organization has opened shelters and is feeding people. If there aren’t enough volunteers in the Sioux Falls area, more volunteers will be deployed from the Dakotas region. The CEO says they’re still in the early stages of assessing the damage….

National Weather Service Confirms 3 EF-2 Tornadoes Hit Sioux Falls

The last time a tornado touched down in Sioux Falls was in October 1996.

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–The National Weather Service has confirmed that 3 EF-2 tornadoes hit the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, overnight. The National Weather Service says all three tornadoes touched down just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The first confirmed tornado caused significant damage to businesses. A second tornado caused damage to the Avera Health Complex. The third tornado…

Tornado Hits Sioux Falls Overnight

The Sioux Falls Police Department and Mayor Paul TenHaken are asking the public to stay at home as there is too much debris on city roads.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Severe weather including a tornado hit central Sioux Falls. National Weather Service Senior Forecaster Bob Oravec confirmed that a tornado touched down in the city, just before midnight Tuesday. The twister wrecked an Advanced Auto Parts store and caused damage to other businesses and homes, including the Avera Heart Hospital, where police were letting only doctors,…

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…