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Overview of June 19, 2016, Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

Tornadic thunderstorms developed over the Northland on Sunday evening, June 19, 2016. These storms formed in a very unstable airmass ahead of a cold front that moved through the area during the evening. Storms developed around 5 pm, and moved rapidly east, affecting much of northeast Minnesota and parts of northwest Wisconsin. Reports of tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds were found across parts of the area.

Damage surveys conducted by National Weather Service meteorologists confirmed 4 tornadoes over northeast Minnesota that evening. The strength of the tornadoes ranged from EF-0 to EF-2.


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