TORNADO

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…

Governor Promises Assistance After Tornado Killed Baby And Destroyed Dozens of Structures

The tornado hit Watford City Tuesday with wind speeds reaching 127 miles per hour

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A tornado that hit an RV park in Watford City early Tuesday morning took the life of a newborn baby and injured two dozen other people. The week-old baby boy died after the storm flipped his family’s trailer. The boy was the son of Marisa Reber and Will Maguire. A GoFundMe campaign has already raised over…

Red Cross on the Ground After Tornado Hits Watford City

The Red Cross says the devastation has brought the community together

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The Red Cross is on the ground to help those who are displaced by the tornado. “This was pretty devastating. It was only an F2, but given the circumstances… mobile homes or camp and RV areas… not a lot of things are tied down, things are really light, there was a lot of damage… it’s amazing what…

EF 1 Tornado Knocks Down Trees And Power Lines In Bemidji

Beltrami County emergency management director says about 12 city blocks were affected

BEMIDJI, Minn. –National Weather Service confirms that it was a tornado that did damage in Bemidji. The Beltrami County emergency management director says about 12 city blocks were affected during the severe weather event. The E-F-1 tornado with winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour hit the city around 6:30 this morning. Several trees and power lines were knocked…

Storm Reports for Friday June 8th

Power polls down in Reynolds, ND Friday. Photo from Kelly Fox. PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS ND 155 PM CDT SUN JUN 10 2018 ..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON… ..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE…. ..REMARKS.. 0307 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 5 N VALLEY CITY 47.00N 98.02W 06/08/2018 Barnes ND 911 CALL CENTER CALL FROM VALLEY CITY…

Severe Summer Weather and Burn Restrictions Around the Region

These fires aren't the only weather worry in the warmer months

FARGO, N.D. — The burn restriction has been put in place until the vegetation starts to green back up. These fires aren’t the only weather worry in the warmer months. The burn restriction in Clay County may prevent people from starting more grass fires but they are also reminding the community to keep an eye out for live embers. “Previous…