Severe Storms - June 17, 2012

Strong to severe thunderstorms developed across northeastern South Dakota during the afternoon of Sunday the 17th and as the storms moved into extreme western Minnesota they produced a tornado outside Wheaton along with widespread wind damage to trees and power lines. As they continued their march eastward the storms congealed into a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) that continued to produce large hail and strong wind gusts into the early hours of Monday morning. The strongest wind gusts reported were 76 mph from Appleton along with a report from a storm chaser of 77 mph near Cosmos in Meeker County. Hail two inches and larger was reported in Le Sueur and Rice counties. Heavy rain was also an issue with these storms as amounts three inches and above fell in a swath from Kandiyohi to Goodhue counties. Some of these locations, such as Cannon Falls, once again experienced flash flooding just days after recieving substantial rains and flooding on the 14th.

Listed below are Public Information Statements from the National Weather Service offices in Aberdeen and Chanhassen.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
101 PM CDT MON JUN 18 2012

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

0652 PM     TORNADO          11 NE WHEATON           45.92N  96.34W
06/17/2012                   TRAVERSE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER


0730 PM     TSTM WND DMG     7 ENE GRACEVILLE        45.61N  96.30W
06/17/2012                   TRAVERSE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            12 INCH DIAMETER TREE BLOWN DOWN. WINDS ESTIMATED OVER
            60 MPH.

0750 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NE BIG STONE CITY     45.32N  96.44W
06/17/2012                   BIG STONE          MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            CRAMERS RESORT - POWER LINES DOWN... TREES DOWN...
            GARAGE DAMAGED

0800 PM     TSTM WND DMG     8 E ORTONVILLE          45.30N  96.28W
06/17/2012                   BIG STONE          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            12 -15 POWER POLES SNAPPED



PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
316 PM CDT MON JUN 18 2012

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

0637 PM     HAIL             DAWSON                  44.93N 96.05W
06/17/2012  M0.25 INCH       LAC QUI PARLE      MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0646 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     HOLLOWAY                45.25N 95.91W
06/17/2012                   SWIFT              MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0649 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     3 NE DAWSON             44.96N 96.01W
06/17/2012                   LAC QUI PARLE      MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FUNNEL HALFWAY TO THE GROUND.

0657 PM     HAIL             HANCOCK                 45.50N 95.79W
06/17/2012  M1.00 INCH       STEVENS            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ALSO HEAVY RAIN

0659 PM     HAIL             HANCOCK                 45.50N 95.79W
06/17/2012  M1.75 INCH       STEVENS            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0700 PM     HAIL             MILAN                   45.11N 95.91W
06/17/2012  M1.00 INCH       CHIPPEWA           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0700 PM     HAIL             HANCOCK                 45.50N 95.79W
06/17/2012  M1.25 INCH       STEVENS            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL LASTED 5 TO 7 MINUTES.

0724 PM     HAIL             2 S STARBUCK            45.58N 95.53W
06/17/2012  M1.25 INCH       POPE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0727 PM     HAIL             8 N MONTEVIDEO          45.07N 95.72W
06/17/2012  M1.75 INCH       CHIPPEWA           MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0758 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     4 NW APPLETON           45.24N 96.08W
06/17/2012                   SWIFT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FUNNEL HALF WAY TO THE GROUND.

0803 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     8 S KERKHOVEN           45.08N 95.32W
06/17/2012                   CHIPPEWA           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0814 PM     TSTM WND GST     APPLETON                45.20N 96.02W
06/17/2012  M76.00 MPH       SWIFT              MN   AWOS

0835 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     5 N PRIAM               45.14N 95.14W
06/17/2012                   KANDIYOHI          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0835 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MILAN                   45.11N 95.91W
06/17/2012                   CHIPPEWA           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POWER LINES DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

0837 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     GROVE LAKE              45.63N 95.20W
06/17/2012                   POPE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0838 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MADISON                 45.01N 96.19W
06/17/2012                   LAC QUI PARLE      MN   STORM CHASER

            LARGE PORTION OF ROOF RIPPED OFF BUILDING. TIME ESTIMATED
            FROM RADAR.

0900 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WILLMAR                 45.12N 95.05W
06/17/2012                   KANDIYOHI          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGE TREE LIMBS DOWN.

0900 PM     HAIL             WILLMAR                 45.12N 95.05W
06/17/2012  M1.00 INCH       KANDIYOHI          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0908 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NW ATWATER            45.19N 94.85W
06/17/2012                   KANDIYOHI          MN   STORM CHASER

            ROOF BLOWN OFF BARN, LARGE TREES DOWNED, WINDOWS BLOWN
            OUT OF HOUSE AND POWER LINES SEVERED.

0913 PM     TSTM WND GST     PAYNESVILLE             45.38N 94.72W
06/17/2012  M63.00 MPH       STEARNS            MN   AWOS

0915 PM     TSTM WND DMG     KANDIYOHI               45.13N 94.93W
06/17/2012                   KANDIYOHI          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SIX TO TEN INCH DIAMETER TREE BRANCHES DOWN AND POWER IS
            OUT OVER MUCH OF THE CITY.

0926 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ATWATER                 45.14N 94.78W
06/17/2012                   KANDIYOHI          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            THIRTY INCH DIAMETER TREE DOWNED. POWER OUT OVER MUCH OF
            THE CITY.

0930 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     5 NW SACRED HEART       44.83N 95.42W
06/17/2012                   RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0935 PM     TSTM WND DMG     COSMOS                  44.94N 94.70W
06/17/2012                   MEEKER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGE TREES TOPPLED. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR SIGNATURE.


0937 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     SACRED HEART            44.78N 95.35W
06/17/2012                   RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FUNNEL HALF WAY DOWN TO THE GROUND.

0945 PM     TSTM WND DMG     8 N GROVE CITY          45.27N 94.68W
06/17/2012                   MEEKER             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TURKEY BARNS DOWN, ROOF TORN OFF OF A HOUSE.

0948 PM     TSTM WND GST     CLARA CITY              44.96N 95.37W
06/17/2012  M55.00 MPH       CHIPPEWA           MN   MESONET

0956 PM     TSTM WND GST     COSMOS                  44.94N 94.70W
06/17/2012  E77.00 MPH       MEEKER             MN   STORM CHASER

            POWER POLES LEANING.

0957 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SILVER CREEK            45.31N 93.94W
06/17/2012                   WRIGHT             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES TOPPLED.

1000 PM     TSTM WND DMG     STEWART                 44.73N 94.49W
06/17/2012                   MCLEOD             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER OUTAGE TO A FEW HOMES.

1011 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E SACRED HEART        44.78N 95.31W
06/17/2012                   RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TRACTOR TRAILER BLOWN OVER ON HIGHWAY 212.

1011 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     1 E SACRED HEART        44.78N 95.33W
06/17/2012                   RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1020 PM     TSTM WND GST     LESTER PRAIRIE          44.88N 94.04W
06/17/2012  M72.00 MPH       MCLEOD             MN   MESONET

1025 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GLENCOE                 44.77N 94.15W
06/17/2012                   MCLEOD             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TWENTY TO TWENTY FIVE INCH DIAMETER TREES FELLED.

1030 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LESTER PRAIRIE          44.88N 94.04W
06/17/2012                   MCLEOD             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TWENTY TO TWENTY FIVE INCH DIAMETER TREES TOPPLED.

1034 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NW NEW GERMANY        44.91N 94.01W
06/17/2012                   CARVER             MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TWO THREE FOOT DIAMETER TREES TORN FROM THE GROUND.
            RESIDENTS HEARD A LARGE ROAR BEFORE DAMAGED OCCURRED ON
            YALE AVE. DAMAGE TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

1034 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NW NEW GERMANY        44.90N 94.00W
06/17/2012                   CARVER             MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            EMPTY GRAIN BIN PUSHED IN AND PARTIALLY REMOVED FROM
            FOUNDATION. DAMAGE OCCURRED ON YALE AVE. DAMAGE TIME
            ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

1035 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NE NEW GERMANY        44.90N 93.94W
06/17/2012                   CARVER             MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            FIVE SHEDS DAMAGED..WITH TWO DESTROYED. THREE CORN BINS
            DAMAGED...ONE TURNED OVER...ONE WRAPPED AROUND
            TREE...BOTH UNFILLED. PARTIALLY FILLED THIRD BIN DAMAGED
            BY ONE OF OTHER BINS. DAMAGE OCCURRED ON UPLAND AVE. TIME
            OF DAMAGE ESTIMATED BY RADAR SIGNATURE.

1035 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NE NEW GERMANY        44.90N 93.94W
06/17/2012                   CARVER             MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LOST PORTION OF SHED. TWO LARGE OAK TREES TOPPLED. DAMAGE
            OCCURRED ON UPLAND AVE. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

1035 PM     TSTM WND GST     CAMBRIDGE               45.56N 93.23W
06/17/2012  M48.00 MPH       ISANTI             MN   MESONET

            OCCURRED AT AIRPORT.

1036 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NE NEW GERMANY        44.91N 93.93W
06/17/2012                   CARVER             MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HOUSE LOST FIFTY PERCENT OF ITS ROOF. DAMAGE OCCURRED ON
            COUNTY ROAD 21. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

1036 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NE NEW GERMANY        44.91N 93.93W
06/17/2012                   CARVER             MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            PART OF OLD BARN DAMAGED...PORTION OF SUPPORTING BLOCK
            WALL BLOWN OUT. MEDIUM TREES ALSO FELLED. DAMAGE OCCURRED
            ON COUNTY ROAD 21. DAMAGE TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

1040 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LESTER PRAIRIE          44.88N 94.04W
06/17/2012                   MCLEOD             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER OUT THROUGH MUCH OF CITY.

1050 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 NW RENVILLE           44.81N 95.24W
06/17/2012  M66.00 MPH       RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1053 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LESTER PRAIRIE          44.88N 94.04W
06/17/2012                   MCLEOD             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            BRANCH SEVERED POWER LINE.

1058 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HUTCHINSON              44.89N 94.37W
06/17/2012                   MCLEOD             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER OUTAGE IN SW PORTION OF CITY.

1105 PM     TSTM WND GST     WINTHROP                44.54N 94.36W
06/17/2012  M47.00 MPH       SIBLEY             MN   MESONET

1110 PM     TSTM WND GST     WINTHROP                44.54N 94.36W
06/17/2012  M47.00 MPH       SIBLEY             MN   MESONET

1111 PM     TSTM WND GST     BELLE PLAINE            44.62N 93.76W
06/17/2012  M54.00 MPH       SCOTT              MN   MESONET

1120 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 W NORTH ST PAUL       45.01N 93.10W
06/17/2012  E59.00 MPH       RAMSEY             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ESTIMATED WITH HAND HELD ANEMOMETER.

1120 PM     FLASH FLOOD      GLENCOE                 44.77N 94.15W
06/17/2012                   MCLEOD             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL STREETS UNDERWATER.

1120 PM     HAIL             HECTOR                  44.74N 94.71W
06/17/2012  M0.75 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1130 PM     FLASH FLOOD      1 NW BISCAY             44.84N 94.29W
06/17/2012                   MCLEOD             MN   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            HIGHWAY 22 BETWEEN CO RD 11 AND CO RD 67 JUST NORTHWEST
            OF BISCAY BLOCKED BY FLOODING. PUBLIC REPORT OF UP TO 5
            FEET OF WATER ON ROADWAY. CORRECTED TIME OF EVENT.

1130 PM     FLASH FLOOD      2 N BISCAY              44.86N 94.27W
06/17/2012                   MCLEOD             MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LAW ENFORCEMENT SHUTTING DOWN HIGHWAY 22 JUST NORTH OF
            TOWN.

1130 PM     HAIL             5 W STEWART             44.73N 94.59W
06/17/2012  M1.00 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            REPORTED AT HWY 212 WEST OF STEWART. DISTANCE FROM
            STEWART ESTIMATED. TIME ESTIMATED.

1133 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BURNSVILLE              44.76N 93.28W
06/17/2012                   DAKOTA             MN   PUBLIC

            ISOLATED POWER OUTAGE IN BURNSVILLE.

1134 PM     TSTM WND GST     SOUTH ST PAUL           44.89N 93.04W
06/17/2012  M48.00 MPH       DAKOTA             MN   AWOS

1140 PM     TSTM WND GST     9 S PRIOR LAKE          44.60N 93.43W
06/17/2012  M58.00 MPH       SCOTT              MN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            MEASURED BY ANEMOMETER AT INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 8
            AND 27.

1140 PM     FLASH FLOOD      LE SUEUR                44.46N 93.91W
06/17/2012                   LE SUEUR           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            UNDERPASS HAD APPROXIMATELY EIGHT PLUS INCHES OF STANDING
            WATER ON BRIDGE ST COMING OUT OF TOWN FROM HWY 169.

1144 PM     HAIL             2 W STEWART             44.73N 94.53W
06/17/2012  M1.00 INCH       RENVILLE           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL OCCURRED AT HWY 212.

1203 AM     TSTM WND GST     1 W NEW MARKET          44.57N 93.37W
06/18/2012  E60.00 MPH       SCOTT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ESTIMATED 60 MPH WIND GUST AT INTERSECTION OF COUNTY RD 2
            AND 27.

1214 AM     TSTM WND GST     NW WASTEDO              44.41N 92.86W
06/18/2012  M50.00 MPH       GOODHUE            MN   MESONET

            MNDOT ROAD SENSOR ON HWY 52 SOUTH OF CANNON FALLS AT MILE
            MARKER 90.

1215 AM     FLASH FLOOD      NORTHFIELD              44.45N 93.17W
06/18/2012                   RICE               MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            CITY STREETS FLOODED

1235 AM     TSTM WND GST     3 NE RED WING           44.61N 92.56W
06/18/2012  M46.00 MPH       PIERCE             WI   AWOS

            MEASURED AT RED WING AIRPORT

1253 AM     HAIL             WACONIA                 44.85N 93.79W
06/18/2012  M1.00 INCH       CARVER             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

1253 AM     HAIL             NEW PRAGUE              44.55N 93.57W
06/18/2012  M1.75 INCH       SCOTT              MN   EMERGENCY MNGR

1255 AM     HAIL             1 S NEW PRAGUE          44.53N 93.57W
06/18/2012  M2.00 INCH       LE SUEUR           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0103 AM     HAIL             LONSDALE                44.48N 93.43W
06/18/2012  M1.00 INCH       RICE               MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0106 AM     HAIL             LONSDALE                44.48N 93.43W
06/18/2012  M1.75 INCH       RICE               MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0111 AM     HAIL             WEBSTER                 44.53N 93.35W
06/18/2012  M1.75 INCH       RICE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0115 AM     HAIL             LONSDALE                44.48N 93.43W
06/18/2012  E2.50 INCH       RICE               MN   PUBLIC

0117 AM     HAIL             NORTHFIELD              44.45N 93.17W
06/18/2012  M0.88 INCH       RICE               MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0123 AM     HAIL             5 SW NORTHFIELD         44.40N 93.24W
06/18/2012  M1.75 INCH       RICE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTED AT INTERSECTION OF HWY 3 AND CO RD 8

0126 AM     HAIL             DUNDAS                  44.43N 93.20W
06/18/2012  M1.75 INCH       RICE               MN   AMATEUR RADIO

0130 AM     HAIL             4 E NERSTRAND           44.34N 92.98W
06/18/2012  M0.88 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   COCORAHS

            MINOR LEAF DAMAGE

0230 AM     FLASH FLOOD      CANNON FALLS            44.52N 92.90W
06/18/2012                   GOODHUE            MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            HWY 52 FLOODED NEAR CANNON FALLS. FLOODING ALSO REPORTED
            ELSEWHERE IN GOODHUE COUNTY...INCLUDING CO RD 1...CO RD
            14 AND CO RD 18.

0530 AM     HEAVY RAIN       JORDAN                  44.67N 93.63W
06/18/2012  M3.12 INCH       SCOTT              MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            24 HOUR TOTAL

0600 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 N WILLMAR             45.15N 95.05W
06/18/2012  M3.43 INCH       KANDIYOHI          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            24 HOUR TOTAL.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 WNW GREEN ISLE        44.69N 94.04W
06/18/2012  M3.78 INCH       SIBLEY             MN   COCORAHS

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       7 N PENNOCK             45.25N 95.18W
06/18/2012  M3.01 INCH       KANDIYOHI          MN   COCORAHS

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 ESE WILLMAR           45.12N 95.03W
06/18/2012  M3.33 INCH       KANDIYOHI          MN   COCORAHS

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 SSW LAKEVILLE         44.65N 93.26W
06/18/2012  M3.06 INCH       DAKOTA             MN   COCORAHS

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 S HAMPTON             44.59N 93.00W
06/18/2012  M3.29 INCH       DAKOTA             MN   COCORAHS

            MNGAGE NETWORK

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       CANNON FALLS            44.52N 92.90W
06/18/2012  M3.31 INCH       GOODHUE            MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       6 WNW SPICER            45.27N 95.05W
06/18/2012  M3.21 INCH       KANDIYOHI          MN   COCORAHS

0730 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 NW WATSON             45.04N 95.84W
06/18/2012  M2.90 INCH       CHIPPEWA           MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       HAMBURG                 44.73N 93.96W
06/18/2012  M4.26 INCH       CARVER             MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

            24 HOUR TOTAL

0856 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 WSW MARYSTOWN         44.70N 93.59W
06/18/2012  M3.70 INCH       SCOTT              MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            24 HOUR TOTAL

1024 AM     HEAVY RAIN       2 N MANANNAH            45.34N 94.64W
06/18/2012  M2.20 INCH       STEARNS            MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TWENTY FOUR HOUR PRECIPITATION.