#5 (Tie) 1965 Tornadoes
|The Lois Drive section of Mounds View
after the tornadoes. 1965.
Photo from St. Paul Pioneer Press. Courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society
|On May 5th and
6th 1965, a violent outbreak of at least 12 tornadoes
roared through Minnesota. Six twisters touched down in or
close to the metro area. Particularly hard hit was
Fridley, with two of the tornadoes crossing the city. In
all, 14 people died due to the storms. The event has been
called the greatest weather disaster in Twin Cities
May 6, 1965 Tornado Narrative from Robert Lattery.