TORNADO

National Weather Service Confirms Several Tornadoes

The strongest of Tuesday's storms produced EF-2 rated damage near the towns of Buxton and Hillsboro

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The National Weather Service determined that Tuesday evening’s thunderstorms produced at least three separate tornadoes. The most intense damage from the tornadoes was rated EF-2 and occurred between Buxton and Cummings, with wind speeds of up to 135 mph. EF-0 damage was also reported between Larimore and Northwood, with wind speeds of up to 85 mph….

Tornado Misses Hillsboro; Town Doesn’t Escape Damaging Winds

Straight-line winds blow down trees and damage buildings in the city; a tornado passes by just three miles to the northeast

HILLSBORO, ND — A tornado went through Traill County, just missing Hillsboro, but the town didn’t escape damaging winds.¬† People in Hillsboro spent the day picking up the pieces. The sound of chainsaws could be heard all across Hillsboro.¬† A powerful storm rumbled across Traill County, blowing down trees, damaging homes and spawning a tornado. “When we rolled into town…

Hillsboro Picking up the Pieces After Strong Storms Hit Area

The storm caused widespread damage across Traill County and even spawned a tornado

HILLSBORO, ND — A tornado went through Traill County last night, just missing Hillsboro. But the town didn’t escape damaging winds. People in Hillsboro spent the day picking up the pieces. A powerful storm rumbled across Traill County last night, leaving a trail of destruction blowing down trees and damaging homes here in Hillsboro. The sound of chainsaws could be…

Northern Valley Seeing Multiple Tornado Warnings

Stay tuned to KVRR Weather Authority for the latest updates

North Dakota National Weather Service RED RIVER VALLEY — Storms moving into the region are producing multiple warnings, including tornado warnings in the northern end of the valley. This picture is from the North Dakota National Weather Service of a tornado near Rock Lake. Stay tuned to KVRR Weather Authority for the latest updates. Categories: Agriculture, Community, Local News, News…

Lost Color Footage of what Appears to be Aftermath of Fargo’s ’57 F5 Tornado

It includes shots of Immanuel Lutheran church with its roof gone

FARGO, ND — It is unbelievable timing. One month ago, Charlie Francis bought some old home movies during an online auction from the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. He was surprised to come across what appears to be lost footage from the aftermath of the deadly 1957 Fargo tornado. It was 60 years ago yesterday when the F5¬†tornado killed 12…

No Property Damage Reported from Four Tornado Touchdowns in the Region

REGIONAL — More information on the wicked weather that spawned four E-F zero tornadoes throughout the region Wednesday. Officials with the National Weather Service say they have not received any property damage reports from the tornadoes that touched down near Hatton and Grand Forks. The twisters are considered “land-spout” funnels because they don’t form like a classic tornado, however, they…

Kennedy Elementary Students Learn About Weather with Two Familiar Faces

North Dakota State Climatologist Adnan Akyuz visited with the first graders about our weather patterns

FARGO, N.D. — A tornado was reported “inside” Kennedy Elementary School in Fargo. North Dakota State Climatologist Adnan Akyuz visited with the first graders about our weather patterns. He created a tornado in the classroom using an enclosed chamber as part of his demonstration with the help of KVRR’s very own Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec. Akyuz says it’s always best…

Severe Weather Awareness

Tornado Drills Occurring in North Dakota and Minnesota

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff gives Severe Weather Awareness tips for Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week and gives information about upcoming tornado drills: Categories: Community, Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: drill, minnesota, north dakota, severe, severe weather, severe weather awareness week, thunderstorm, tips, TORNADO, Warning, watch

Three Storm Chasers Killed in Crash While Chasing Texas Tornado

In an interview given just weeks before his death, Williamson said the biggest danger when storm chasing isn't the actual twister

  DICKENS COUNTY, TX — Three storm chasers are dead after colliding at an intersection while chasing a tornado in Dickens County, Texas. Police say Kelley Williamson, 57, and Randall Yarnall, 55, two storm chasers who were contractors with the Weather Channel, and 25-year-old chaser Corbin Jaeger all died at the scene. They say Williamson, who was driving a Surburban…

NWS Confirms Earliest Recorded Tornadoes in Minnesota History

Forecasters say a tornado near Zimmerman hit around 6:15 Monday evening and damaged buildings and took down trees and power lines

Damage in Zimmerman, Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Fox 9 KMSP ZIMMERMAN, Minn. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes caused extensive damage to communities north and south of the Twin Cities. They are the earliest tornadoes recorded in Minnesota history. Forecasters say a tornado near Zimmerman hit around 6:15 Monday evening and damaged buildings and took down…