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June 22nd - 100th Anniversary of the 1919 Fergus Falls F5 Tornado

June 22, 2019 will be the 100th anniversary of the deadly F5 tornado that hit Fergus Falls, Minnesota. This event review looks back at that historic day. Read More >

Overview

Strong to severe thunderstorms struck portions of eastern North Dakota and the northwest quarter of Minnesota from the evening of Saturday, August 25th, through the early morning hours of Monday, August 27th. Most of the severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued from Sunday evening, August 26th, through the early morning hours of Monday, August 27th. The majority of damage associated with these storms was from damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes, although there were reports of large hail and localized heavy rain as well.

 

 

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