August 26, 2007
Northwood North Dakota Tornadoes...
Around 8:50 p.m. this evening several tornadoes touched down near Northwood, North Dakota. There have reports of extensive damage and at least one death and multiple injuries. The tornado damaged a significant portion of the town including the school, grocery store, the city fire hall, and a number of other businesses and houses. Storm chasers photographed the tornadic supercell as it passed through the area. Local law enforcement report that rescue workers are just now able to start the search and rescue efforts. Severe weather has slowed the effort. National Weather Service local storm report. 4.25" hail was reported in Logan County, North Dakota. Severe thunderstorms were also reported in Minnesota, Manitoba, and Ontario.
| Hurricane Dean damage photographs are
being posted online, by local residents of Mexico. The
destruction across portions of the Yucatan Peninsula are
incredible. You can view some of the photos at the links
1. Damage Photos
2. Damage Photos
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Want to listen to NOAA Weather Radio?
If you would like to listen to your local NOAA Weather Radio (or another NOAA station outside of your area) then you should visit the Wunderground Web-Site. They don't have EVERY NOAA Weather Radio site but they do offer a number of them for your listening pleasure.
Additional Information on the Sunday Evening Tornadoes
NOAA’s National Weather Service Assessment Teams have been in the Northwood North Dakota, Grand Forks County area this Monday morning. Very preliminary damage indications would place the Northwood tornado as a strong Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF) 3 or weak EF4. Wind speeds in an EF3 tornado range from 138 to 167 mph, with EF4 wind speeds in the 168 to 199 mph range.
Additional information would indicate the tornado was approximately 8/10 of a mile wide. Damage to the city of Northwood is extensive, and recovery efforts are underway at this time.
Beside the tornado at Northwood, preliminary information supports other tornadoes in the area last evening. Tornado damage has been reported in the Florian area of Marshall County in northwest Minnesota as well west of Eldred Minnesota in western Polk County. Additional information will be gathered during the next several days as NWS Storm Damage Teams continue to work.
WDSSII Mesocyclone Tracks - Hail Swath Paths
If you are interested in tracking mesocyclone paths or hail swaths then you might want to check out the Google Earth Radar Products on the WDSSII Web-Page. There are a ton of options that can be used with Google Earth.
August 28, 2007
Dry weather continues across our region. It had appeared that some precipitation would move into the region later this week, along a frontal system. It now appears that moisture will be limited. Unfortunately this mean little significant rainfall. We are going to close the month at 0.00" here at my house...or so it would appear. We do have a few more days to go.
Northwood North Dakota Tornado Rated EF4
The NOAA’s National Weather Service Grand Forks Storm Damage
Assessment Team has rated the tornado which struck Northwood
North Dakota on Sunday August 26, between 8:45 and 8:50 pm, as
an EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita(EF) Scale. Damage in the
northeastern corner of the community indicated top wind speeds
of up to 170 mph, which is in the lower end of the EF4 scale.
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