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August 26th - The Tenth Anniversary of the Devastating Northwood ND (EF4) Tornado

As the Tenth Anniversary of the Devastating Northwood EF4 Tornado approaches, check out the more recent Tornado Talk Podcast: Nightmare in Northwood (www.tornadotalk.com/podcast/episode-18-nightmare-in-northwood) and review our attached webpage regarding the events of that day. Read More >

Overview

Monday July 17th was another hot and humid day, especially across southeast North Dakota and west central Minnesota. In Minnesota, temperatures peaked at 96 at Park Rapids and 93 at Elbow Lake, in North Dakota, it was 95 near McLeod, 94 at Fargo, and 93 at Gwinner, and in northeast South Dakota, Aberdeen hit 104 and Sisseton 101. Severe thunderstorms formed right near the Wahpeton-Breckenridge area, on eastward into the Perham, Minnesota, area. These storms produced large hail and very heavy rain. As the early evening progressed, the storms gradually sunk south-southeast into central Minnesota.
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