tornadoes

Sunday Afternoon Storms Spawn Funnels and Tornadoes

Tornado Near Oriska/Funnel Near LaMoure & Edgeley 1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption A very active weather day in the region with storms spawning funnels and tornadoes. One tornado was spotted on a farm about 5 miles southwest of Oriska, North Dakota. Tara Opatz sent us video of it and says it formed over their farm and touched down in the…

Remembering The Deadly Tornado Outbreak Of 2010

Most Severe Tornado Outbreak In Decades Hit MN & ND 10 Years Ago Wednesday

  Wednesday is the 10-year anniversary of one of the most destructive tornado outbreaks we’ve seen here in our region. Numerous tornadoes touched down in Minnesota and North Dakota on June 17th, 2010, including three violent EF4 tornadoes and one EF3 tornado. Three people died in the widespread outbreak, including a man in Polk County, one in Otter Tail County,…

Severe Thunderstorms Rip Up Trees, Tear Off Roofs, and Knock Out Power

According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts from the thunderstorms reached up to 80 miles per hour knocking over trees and ripping off roofs.

FARGO, ND – As the region woke up, public works and power crews had a lot on their plate. According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts from the thunderstorms reached up to 80 miles per hour knocking over trees and ripping off roofs Sunday. Xcel Energy says storms in the Fargo and Grand Forks areas caused significant damage to…

Kidder County Claims First 9-man State Championship with Win over Cavalier

The Wolves defeated the Tornadoes 54-32

FARGO, N.D. — Kidder County claimed it’s first even State Championship on Friday morning, downing Cavalier 54-32. The Wolves went on a 22-0 run to start the game, but the Tornadoes had an answer. Cavaliers scored 16 points quickly after that to get it within a score. The Tornadoes took their first lead of the game early in the fourth…

DAMAGE SURVEY FOR July 11 2017 TORNADO EVENTS

From the Grand Forks National Weather Service Office .OVERVIEW…Several supercell thunderstorms spawned tornadoes on this day across northeast ND and portions of northwest MN. One especially large supercell produced 4 of these tornadoes, including the three strongest and longest tracking tornadoes. Both a ground survey and an aerial survey were conducted over this long track. An additional tornado or two…

Nine Tornadoes Confirmed in Recent Thunderstorms Across the Valley

These storms ripped through many parts of the Valley on Tuesday

RED RIVER VALLEY — Nine tornadoes from Tuesday’s storms were confirmed by the Grand Forks National Weather Service. Weather officials said the strongest storm created three separate tornadoes along a straight line. The most powerful tornado formed east of Hatton and stayed on the ground for about 23 miles with winds up to 135 miles per hour. The storm weakened…

Severe Storms Hit Region with Wind Speeds More than 80 mph

Many trees were ripped out and thrown into driveways and onto main roads

HALSTAD, Minn. — The high winds and strong storms ripped through the Halstad area and damages many properties. Smaller structures like sheds were pulled from their foundations. Many trees were ripped out and thrown into driveways and onto main roads. Cleanup crews were busy cutting up large tree trunks to clear the streets. Some power lines even caught on fire during…

Twisters Spotted Around the Region During Wednesday Afternoon Storms

Numerous funnel cloud and tornado sightings in Grand Forks and Traill counties

1/3 Courtesy: Cody Hill Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Courtesy: Schela Elida Gander Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Courtesy: Kyle Haugen Show Caption Hide Caption REGION — Some scary weather moments in the central valley this afternoon. Numerous funnel cloud and tornado sightings in Grand Forks and Traill counties. CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ROB KUPEC: All over the place, just west of Grand…

Up For Chasing Storms? Storm Spotter Classes Held In Fargo

Attendees learned how to spot dangerous weather in the field and how to report it back to forecasters

FARGO, N.D. — The National Weather Service held a storm spotter training class at the Public Safety Building in Fargo. The purpose of the course is to teach the public how to track dangerous weather and report it to forecasters. Radar equipment used by forecasters often can’t see weather near the surface, so storm spotters fill in those blanks. Also,…