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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 impacted portions of eastern North Dakota and the northwest quarter of Minnesota on the evening of Wednesday, May 15th. There were reports of damaging wind gusts of 60-70 mph, along with numerous reports of large hail up to golf ball size.