Severe Storms and Tornadoes: June 19, 2016

Radar Imagery from June 19, 2016
Radar Imagery from June 19, 2016
Courtesy: College of DuPage

 

Severe storms and tornadoes struck northern and central Minnesota, causing damage and injuries.

On the morning of June 19, 2016 a low pressure area was centered over western North Dakota with an associated cold front. This front moved to the east into western Minnesota by the afternoon hours, drawing up warm muggy air out ahead of it and set the stage for a widespread severe storm outbreak in Minnesota.

The severe storm event began in the morning hours in northwest Minnesota, as a cluster of storms moved eastward across Northwest Minnesota. Tennis ball-sized hail fell nine miles southwest of Baudette in Lake of the Woods County.

Dew point temperatures surged into the 70s during the afternoon of June 19 with a 73 degree dew point temperature in the Twin Cities. The Twin Cities also saw it's fourth 90 plus air temperature for the summer.

Intense storms redeveloped in the evening hours over northwestern and central Minnesota and moved east. There were tornado reports in Cass, Itasca and Wadena Counties. The National Weather Service is conducting a survey of damaged areas.

Northern Minnesota was hard hit. There were trees down in Carlton, St. Louis, Itasca, Lake and Cook Counties. There were injuries in several locations in the Boundary Waters Canoe area Wilderness. Three members of one group on Crooked Lake in Lake County were injured as lightning hit a nearby stand of trees. None of the injuries were life threatening. Farther east in Cook County one man was injured by a falling tree at Clove Lake. Tragically, one man lost his life by a falling tree at Duncan Lake, another person sustained injuries.

Radar Imagery from June 19, 2016
Radar Imagery from June 19, 2016
Courtesy: National Weather Service

 

One tornado 4 miles northeast of Jacobson in Itasca County caused damage to a home and outbuildings.

In central Minnesota, there were numerous trees down in the Deerwood area of Crow Wing County. Trees fell on some mobile homes and cabins in Crow Wing County as well. There was an injury with trees trapping a family inside their home 6 miles southeast of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Center. After midnight, the severe storms moved eastward over Wisconsin, Canada and Lake Superior.

In the wake of the cold front on June 20, cooler and drier Canadian air rushed in across the state on gusty NW winds up to 30mph in some places. Flag Island had a wind gust of 40mph at Noon, June 20.

Radar Imagery from June 19, 2016
Radar Imagery from June 19, 2016
Courtesy: College of DuPage

 

National Weather Service Storm Summaries


Below is a list of Local Storm Reports and Public Information Statements gathered by the National Weather Service


Public Information Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Duluth MN
921 PM CDT MON JUN 20 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JUNE 19 2016 TORNADO EVENT....

UPDATE #1...

.Tornado #1 near Jacobson, MN..

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    Undetermined
Path length /Statute/:  8 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   440 yards/One-quarter mile
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             JUNE 19 2016
Start time:             6:49 PM CDT
Start location:         2 miles northeast Jacobson
Start Lat/Lon:          47.02, -93.24

End date:               JUNE 19 2016
End time:               6:59 PM CDT
End Location:           2 miles east southeast of Wawina
End lat/lon:            47.05, -93.08

Preliminary summary: Tornado damaged several structures
approximately 3.5 miles northeast of Jacobson. Damage to
structures rated EF-0. Tornado continued east northeast through
forested area and intensified to EF-1. Tornado eventually crossed
US-2 before dissipating. Several videos and photographs of this
tornado have been reported.

.Tornado #2 near Zim, MN...

Rating:                 EF-0 Preliminary
Estimated peak wind:    Undetermined
Path length /Statute/:  9 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   Undetermined
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             JUNE 19 2016
Start time:             7:05 PM CDT
Start location:         6 miles west-southwest of Zim, MN

End date:               JUNE 19 2016
End time:               7:19 PM CDT
End Location:           3 miles east-southeast of Zim, MN

Preliminary summary: Aerial survey found sporadic tornado damage
consistent with an EF-0 tornado. There appeared to be minor roof
damage to a structure in the Casco vicinity.

.Tornado #3 southwest Cass County...

Rating:                 Undetermined
Estimated peak wind:    Undetermined
Path length /Statute/:  4 miles (approximate)
Path width /Maximum/:   Unknown
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             JUNE 19 2016
Start time:             Undetermined
Start location:         Undetermined

End date:               JUNE 19 2016
End time:               Undetermined
End Location:           Undetermined

Information for this tornado is based on preliminary storm reports.

EF SCALE: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 tO 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 To 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 To 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

.Thunderstorm wind damage in Southern Cass, Crow Wing, and Aitkin Counties...

Peak wind               Estimated greater than 75 mph
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               At least 1

Start date:             JUNE 19 2016
Start time:             Unknown
Start location:         Unknown

End date:               JUNE 19 2016
End time:               Unknown
End location:           Unknown

Preliminary NWS Storm Survey has been completed and forecasters will
continue to review the information collected tomorrow. Damage was
widespread and varied in nature across the affected areas.

NOTE:
The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
124 AM CDT MON JUN 20 2016

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0600 PM     HAIL             7 NE COHASSET           47.34N 93.51W
06/19/2016  M1.00 INCH       ITASCA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0622 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     5 E LEADER              46.50N 94.55W
06/19/2016                   CASS               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0622 PM     HAIL             PENGILLY                47.33N 93.20W
06/19/2016  M1.00 INCH       ITASCA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0630 PM     HAIL             5 E LEADER              46.52N 94.54W
06/19/2016  M1.75 INCH       CASS               MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0630 PM     TORNADO          8 NNE STAPLES           46.47N 94.74W
06/19/2016                   CASS               MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0634 PM     HAIL             1 N PINE RIVER          46.74N 94.40W
06/19/2016  M1.00 INCH       CASS               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZED HAIL.

0640 PM     HAIL             2 W BREEZY POINT        46.60N 94.26W
06/19/2016  M2.50 INCH       CROW WING          MN   PUBLIC

0640 PM     HAIL             3 N NISSWA              46.54N 94.30W
06/19/2016  M2.75 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0642 PM     HAIL             LAKE SHORE              46.50N 94.36W
06/19/2016  M2.75 INCH       CASS               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0647 PM     HAIL             4 S BREEZY POINT        46.54N 94.22W
06/19/2016  M2.75 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0647 PM     TORNADO          2 NNE JACOBSON          47.03N 93.25W
06/19/2016                   ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR. DEBRIS IS SEEN BEING LOFTED IN
            THE AIR FROM PHOTO.

0647 PM     HAIL             NISSWA                  46.50N 94.30W
06/19/2016  M3.00 INCH       CROW WING          MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0648 PM     HAIL             5 E NISSWA              46.50N 94.19W
06/19/2016  M2.75 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0650 PM     HAIL             4 NE NISSWA             46.54N 94.24W
06/19/2016  M4.00 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            OBSERVER ESTIMATED 70MPH WINDS.

0650 PM     HAIL             7 S CROSSLAKE           46.58N 94.09W
06/19/2016  M1.75 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0651 PM     TORNADO          4 NE JACOBSON           47.03N 93.20W
06/19/2016                   ITASCA             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FOUR OUTBUILDINGS DESTROYED WITH LOSS OF MACHINERY. MAJOR
            DAMAGE TO RESIDENCE AND ATTACHED GARAGE.

0652 PM     HAIL             LAKE HUBERT             46.50N 94.26W
06/19/2016  M1.75 INCH       CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0654 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     3 S NISSWA              46.45N 94.30W
06/19/2016                   CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0707 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     CROSBY                  46.49N 93.96W
06/19/2016                   CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0711 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 SE CUYUNA COUNTRY STA 46.43N 93.92W
06/19/2016                   CROW WING          MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            *** 1 INJ *** LARGE TREE FELL ON HOME AND RESIDENTS WERE
            TRAPPED NEEDED TO BE EXTRICATED. MINOR INJURIES.

0715 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 E WOODROW             46.38N 93.97W
06/19/2016                   CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MULTIPLE LARGE TREES DOWN

0715 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSE DEERWOOD          46.43N 93.87W
06/19/2016                   CROW WING          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ALONG MN-6 ALONG A 1 TO 2 MILE
            STRETCH. TIME EST FROM RADAR.

0715 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSE DEERWOOD          46.43N 93.88W
06/19/2016                   CROW WING          MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            REPORTS OF SEVERAL CABINS DAMAGED BY DOWNED TREES AROUND
            THE PLACID LAKE AREA.

0716 PM     HAIL             AITKIN                  46.53N 93.71W
06/19/2016  M1.00 INCH       AITKIN             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0723 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     5 NW WEALTHWOOD         46.42N 93.73W
06/19/2016                   AITKIN             MN   PUBLIC

            PUBLIC REPORT OF FUNNEL CLOUD S OF CR-28 AND E OF MN-210.
            TIME EST FROM RADAR.

0743 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GOODLAND                47.16N 93.14W
06/19/2016                   ITASCA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

            6 TO 8 INCH DIAMETER TREE DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0753 PM     HAIL             SWAN RIVER              47.09N 93.20W
06/19/2016  M1.00 INCH       ITASCA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0754 PM     HAIL             4 N SWAN RIVER          47.14N 93.20W
06/19/2016  M1.00 INCH       ITASCA             MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0813 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WILLOW RIVER            46.32N 92.84W
06/19/2016                   PINE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            3 TO 4 INCH DIAMETER TREES SNAPPED OFF. TIME EST FROM
            RADAR.

0825 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 4 NW ESKO               46.75N 92.42W
06/19/2016                   CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            3 CEDAR TREES BLOWN DOWN, ONE 18 INCH DIAMETER.

0829 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG SAWYER                  46.67N 92.63W
06/19/2016                   CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            10 INCH TREE SNAPPED 4.5 FEET ABOVE GROUND.

0838 PM     HAIL             MEADOWLANDS             47.07N 92.73W
06/19/2016  M1.25 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGEST HAIL WAS HALF DOLLAR SIZED WITH SOME QUARTERS.

0904 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SUPERIOR                46.70N 92.06W
06/19/2016                   DOUGLAS            WI   PUBLIC

            LARGE TREE BLOWN DOWN IN EAST END OF SUPERIOR.

0910 PM     HAIL             2 W CARLTON             46.66N 92.47W
06/19/2016  E1.75 INCH       CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HALF DOLLAR SIZED HAIL COVERING THE GROUND WITH MANY GOLF
            BALL SIZED HAIL STONES

0915 PM     HAIL             1 S SOLON SPRINGS       46.33N 91.82W
06/19/2016  M0.75 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0915 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 S SOLON SPRINGS       46.31N 91.82W
06/19/2016  M68.00 MPH       DOUGLAS            WI   AWOS

            SOLON SPRINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

0919 PM     HAIL             1 NE GORDON             46.26N 91.78W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       DOUGLAS            WI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            GROUND COVERED WITH HAIL. ESTIMATES LARGEST HAIL SIZE OF
            QUARTERS.

0928 PM     HAIL             2 SE CARLTON            46.64N 92.39W
06/19/2016  M1.00 INCH       CARLTON            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0935 PM     HAIL             GARY NEW DULUTH         46.68N 92.21W
06/19/2016  M0.75 INCH       ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DIME SIZE HAIL.

0959 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WILLOW RIVER            46.32N 92.84W
06/19/2016                   PINE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            30-40 TREES DOWN AROUND TOWN. MOST UPROOTED. SOME BROKEN
            15-20 FT AGL. TIME EST FROM RADAR.

1043 PM     HAIL             NNW HINCKLEY            46.02N 92.94W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       PINE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1045 PM     HAIL             3 E HINCKLEY            46.01N 92.88W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       PINE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0350 AM     HAIL             LEEDS                   48.29N 99.44W
06/19/2016  M1.50 INCH       BENSON             ND   BROADCAST MEDIA

            QUARTER TO PING POING BALL SIZED HAIL FELL FOR A COUPLE
            MINUTES. REPORT AND PHOTO VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. TIME
            ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR.

0422 AM     HAIL             WEBSTER                 48.28N 98.88W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       RAMSEY             ND   BROADCAST MEDIA

            REPORT POSTED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON
            RADAR.

0430 AM     HAIL             14 SW EDMORE            48.27N 98.67W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       RAMSEY             ND   PUBLIC

            MOSTLY PEA SIZED HAIL WITH A FEW QUARTER SIZED HAIL. TIME
            ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR.

0449 AM     HAIL             2 S ADAMS               48.39N 98.07W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       WALSH              ND   PUBLIC

            1.50 INCHES OF RAIN AND A LOT OF QUARTER SIZE HAILS

0500 AM     HAIL             LANKIN                  48.31N 97.92W
06/19/2016  E0.75 INCH       WALSH              ND   BROADCAST MEDIA

            DIME SIZE HAIL.

0510 AM     HAIL             5 E PARK RIVER          48.39N 97.64W
06/19/2016  E1.25 INCH       WALSH              ND   PUBLIC

            VERY HEAVY RAIN AND NUMEROUS NICKLE TO HALF DOLLAR SIZED
            HAIL.

0515 AM     HAIL             10 W GRAFTON            48.41N 97.62W
06/19/2016  E0.25 INCH       WALSH              ND   EMERGENCY MNGR

            PEA SIZE HAIL WITH 1.30 INCHES RAIN.

0555 AM     HAIL             2 SW ARGYLE             48.32N 96.85W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       MARSHALL           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DIME TO QUARTER SIZED HAIL.

0630 AM     HAIL             1 NNW HOLT              48.31N 96.20W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       MARSHALL           MN   PUBLIC

            VERY HEAVY RAIN WITH DIME TO QUARTER SIZED HAIL.

0647 AM     HAIL             3 E GATZKE              48.42N 95.72W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       MARSHALL           MN   PUBLIC

0720 AM     HAIL             6 E WANNASKA            48.66N 95.60W
06/19/2016  E1.50 INCH       ROSEAU             MN   PUBLIC

            THREE WAVES OF LARGE HAIL OCCURRED BETWEEN 720 AND 725 AM
            CDT.

0815 AM     HAIL             9 SW BAUDETTE           48.62N 94.73W
06/19/2016  E2.50 INCH       LAKE OF THE WOODS  MN   PUBLIC

            HAIL FROM TENNIS BALL SIZE ON DOWN ACROSS NORTHERN BOON
            TOWNSHIP. HAIL LASTED FOR SEVERAL MINUTES. TIME ESTIMATED
            BASED ON RADAR.

0823 AM     HAIL             1 E BAUDETTE            48.71N 94.57W
06/19/2016  E0.75 INCH       LAKE OF THE WOODS  MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0827 AM     HAIL             10 SE BAUDETTE          48.61N 94.43W
06/19/2016  E1.75 INCH       LAKE OF THE WOODS  MN   PUBLIC

            NICKEL TO GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL COVERED THE GROUND ACROSS
            NORTHERN RAPID RIVER TOWNSHIP. HAIL FELL FROM 825 TO
            ABOUT 830 AM CDT.


AFTERNOON STORMS


0545 PM     HAIL             6 S CARIBOU             48.90N 96.45W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       KITTSON            MN   PUBLIC

0551 PM     HAIL             WADENA                  46.44N 95.13W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       WADENA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0612 PM     HAIL             9 NNE ALDRICH           46.49N 94.87W
06/19/2016  E1.75 INCH       WADENA             MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LARGE HAIL ACROSS SOUTHWEST BULLARD TOWNSHIP.

0615 PM     HAIL             6 N ROSEAU              48.93N 95.76W
06/19/2016  E1.50 INCH       ROSEAU             MN   PUBLIC

0615 PM     HAIL             11 NNE ALDRICH          46.52N 94.85W
06/19/2016  E2.75 INCH       WADENA             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0625 PM     HAIL             9 N STAPLES AIRPORT     46.51N 94.81W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       WADENA             MN   PUBLIC

            A FEW MINUTES OF DIME TO QUATER SIZED HAIL.

0629 PM     TORNADO          8 N STAPLES AIRPORT     46.50N 94.81W
06/19/2016                   WADENA             MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            BRIEF TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED IN AN OPEN FIELD NEAR THE CASS
            COUNTY LINE AND APPEARED TO MOVE INTO CASS COUNTY BEFORE
            LIFTING.

0640 PM     HAIL             4 N WARROAD             48.97N 95.32W
06/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       ROSEAU             MN   PUBLIC

0640 PM     HAIL             2 N WARROAD             48.94N 95.32W
06/19/2016  E2.75 INCH       ROSEAU             MN   PUBLIC

            REPORT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.

0640 PM     HAIL             1 N WARROAD             48.92N 95.32W
06/19/2016  E1.75 INCH       ROSEAU             MN   PUBLIC

            PHOTO FROM SOCIAL MEDIA.

0640 PM     HAIL             4 N WARROAD             48.97N 95.32W
06/19/2016  M1.00 INCH       ROSEAU             MN   PUBLIC

0655 PM     HAIL             ARNESEN                 48.96N 95.07W
06/19/2016  E1.75 INCH       LAKE OF THE WOODS  MN   PUBLIC

            THE HAIL FELL AT THE ROCKY POINT RESORT ON THE LAKE OF
            THE WOODS.

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