Present Climate Conditions


Severe Storms hit Northwest Minnesota: July 19-20 2016

Estimated Rainfall Totals
Estimated Rainfall Totals for the 24-hour Period Ending July 20, 2016
Courtesy: National Weather Service

 

 

Another nasty thunderstorm complex originating in Canada swept south through North Dakota and northwest Minnesota on Tuesday, July 19. Flooding, high winds, and large hail were reported including gusts reaching 70 mph in the Red River Valley. Crystal, North Dakota reported baseball sized hail lasting up to 35 minutes. Three tornadoes were reported in North Dakota, but none in Minnesota.

Street flooding was reported in Grand Forks, with tree damage and power outages in northern Beltrami County.

Storm Reports from July 19, 2016

National Weather Service Storm Summaries


 

Below are National Weather Service storm reports from Grand Forks

TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON  
   
.DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.  
  
            ..REMARKS..  
  
0108 PM     HAIL             3 SE BRINSMADE          48.15N 99.28W   
07/19/2016  M1.00 INCH       BENSON             ND   TRAINED SPOTTER   
  
0458 PM     HAIL             WALHALLA                48.92N 97.92W   
07/19/2016  E2.50 INCH       PEMBINA            ND   PUBLIC            
  
            HAILED FOR 15 MINUTES AT HIGHWAY 32 DINER IN WALHALLA  
  
0535 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N MOUNTAIN            48.74N 97.86W   
07/19/2016                   PEMBINA            ND   TRAINED SPOTTER   
  
            SEVERAL LARGE TREES BROKEN DOWN NEAR THE TONGUE RIVER.   
  
0540 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 NE MOUNTAIN           48.71N 97.82W   
07/19/2016  M67.00 MPH       PEMBINA            ND   PUBLIC            
  
            MEASURED ON A PERSONAL DAVIS SYSTEM  
  
0621 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 ESE CRYSTAL           48.58N 97.59W   
07/19/2016  M54.00 MPH       PEMBINA            ND   PUBLIC            
  
            MEASURED ON A PERSONAL DAVIS SYSTEM  
  
0623 PM     HAIL             CRYSTAL                 48.60N 97.67W   
07/19/2016  M3.00 INCH       PEMBINA            ND   STORM CHASER      
  
            SENT VIA TWITTER  
  
0635 PM     TSTM WND DMG     9 W GRAFTON             48.41N 97.60W   
07/19/2016                   WALSH              ND   EMERGENCY MNGR    
  
            MULTIPLE LARGE TREES DOWN OR SNAPPED  
  
0645 PM     HAIL             2 W GRAFTON             48.42N 97.45W   
07/19/2016  M4.00 INCH       WALSH              ND   BROADCAST MEDIA   
  
            REPORT AND PHOTO POSTED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.  
  
0705 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 ESE GRAFTON           48.40N 97.36W   
07/19/2016  M61.00 MPH       WALSH              ND   AWOS              
  
            PEAK WIND MEASURED AT THE GRAFTON AIRPORT /KGAF/.  
  
0707 PM     TSTM WND GST     MINTO                   48.29N 97.37W   
07/19/2016  E70.00 MPH       WALSH              ND   TRAINED SPOTTER   
  
            ESTIMATED BY FIREFIGHTERS IN TRUCK.  
  
0713 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 E MINTO               48.29N 97.29W   
07/19/2016  E70.00 MPH       WALSH              ND   TRAINED SPOTTER   
  
0718 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N GILBY               48.14N 97.47W   
07/19/2016                   GRAND FORKS        ND   STORM CHASER      
  
            LARGE MATURE TREES BROKEN DOWN IN SHELTER BELTS ALONG   
            CR2.   
  
0735 PM     TSTM WND DMG     OSLO                    48.19N 97.13W   
07/19/2016                   MARSHALL           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER   
  
            TREE UPROOTED ONTO A HOUSE ROOF.   
  
0752 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MANVEL                  48.07N 97.18W   
07/19/2016                   GRAND FORKS        ND   BROADCAST MEDIA   
  
            SHEET METAL STRUCTURE DEMOLISHED. PHOTO POSTED VIA SOCIAL  
            MEDIA. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.  
  
0815 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 ENE EAST GRAND FORKS  47.96N 96.92W   
07/19/2016  M58.00 MPH       POLK               MN   MESONET           
  
            MEASURED AT A PERSONAL WEATHER STATION.   
  
0816 PM     HAIL             EAST GRAND FORKS        47.93N 97.02W   
07/19/2016  E0.75 INCH       POLK               MN   AMATEUR RADIO     
  
0825 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 SE MALLORY            47.87N 96.90W   
07/19/2016  M59.00 MPH       POLK               MN   MESONET           
  
            PEAK WINDS MEASURED AT THE RWIS STATION ALONG HIGHWAY 2.  
  
0826 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 WNW GRAND FORKS       47.94N 97.17W   
07/19/2016  M55.00 MPH       GRAND FORKS        ND   ASOS              
  
            48 KNOT GUST REPORTED AT GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL   
            AIRPORT  
  
0826 PM     HEAVY RAIN       GRAND FORKS             47.92N 97.07W   
07/19/2016  U0.00 INCH       GRAND FORKS        ND   TRAINED SPOTTER   
  
            HEAVY RAIN FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES...MINOR STREET FLOODING   
            ON DEMERS AVENUE NEAR WILD BILLS  
  
0828 PM     TSTM WND DMG     EAST GRAND FORKS        47.93N 97.02W   
07/19/2016                   POLK               MN   AMATEUR RADIO     
  
            LARGE TREE BRANCHES UP TO 12 INCH DIAMETER BROKEN DOWN IN  
            THE MN STATE PARK.   
  
0829 PM     HAIL             2 SE EAST GRAND FORKS   47.91N 96.99W   
07/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       POLK               MN   NWS EMPLOYEE      
  
            MAINLY DIME TO NICKEL... WITH A FEW QUAURTER SIZED HAIL.   
            VERY HEAVY RAINS.   
  
0835 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GRAND FORKS             47.92N 97.07W   
07/19/2016                   GRAND FORKS        ND   AMATEUR RADIO     
  
            TREE BRANCHES UP TO A FOOT IN DIAMETER BROKEN DOWN AT 9TH  
            AND CHESTNUT. SOME FENCHING BLOWN DOWN AS WELL.  
  
0845 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 S GRAND FORKS         47.84N 97.07W   
07/19/2016                   GRAND FORKS        ND   AMATEUR RADIO     
  
            TREES SPLIT WITH GARAGE DOORS BLOWN IN AND SOME ROOF   
            DAMAGE.  
  
0854 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     6 E EUCLID              47.97N 96.51W   
07/19/2016                   POLK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER   
  
            FUNNEL VIEWED BY SPOTTER LOCATED EAST NORTHEAST OF   
            CROOKSTON.  
  
0920 PM     FLOOD            4 W GRAND FORKS         47.92N 97.16W   
07/19/2016                   GRAND FORKS        ND   911 CALL CENTER   
  
            TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ON U.S. HIGHWAY 2 EAST OF AIRPORT   
            ROAD.   
  
0920 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NNE PUPOSKY           47.72N 94.88W   
07/19/2016                   BELTRAMI           MN   AMATEUR RADIO     
  
            TREES BROKEN DOWN NEAR IRVINE AVE AND ARCTIC ROAD.   
  
0945 PM     HAIL             10 NNW BEMIDJI          47.62N 94.96W   
07/19/2016  E1.00 INCH       BELTRAMI           MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT   
  
0950 PM     TSTM WND GST     BAGLEY                  47.52N 95.40W   
07/19/2016  M55.00 MPH       CLEARWATER         MN   MESONET           
  
            PEAK WIND MEASURED BY A PERSONAL WEATHER STATION.  
  
1018 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNW BEMIDJI           47.51N 94.89W   
07/19/2016                   BELTRAMI           MN   AMATEUR RADIO     
  
            WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES REPORTED ACROSS   
            NORTHERN BEMIDJI.   
  
1045 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSE BEMIDJI           47.44N 94.85W   
07/19/2016                   BELTRAMI           MN   EMERGENCY MNGR    
  
            VALVOLINE HIGHWAY SIGN BLOWN DOWN ALONG MN HIGHWAY 197.  



Last modified: July 21, 2016
For more information contact: climate@umn.edu