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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
714 PM CDT Wed Jul 4 2018


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/04/18 TORNADO EVENT IN BEMIDJI
MINNESOTA...

.OVERVIEW...A line of thunderstorms moved quickly east across
northwestern Minnesota the early morning hours of July 4th. These
storms produced scattered but significant wind damage. One tornado
occurred, with a rating of EF-1, in the city of Bemidji just 
prior to 630 AM CDT. 


Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.7 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             July 04 2018 
Start time:             6:18 AM CDT 
Start location:         Near 15th St NW & Norton Ave NW 
                        City of Bemidji / Beltrami County MN
Start Lat/Lon:          47.4831 / -94.8934

End date:               July 04 2018
End time:               6:19 AM CDT
End location:           Near 19th St NE & Bemidji Ave 
                        City of Bemidji / Beltrami County MN
End lat/lon:            47.8774 / -94.8797

This tornado occurred west of Bemidji State University. Along its
path a garage was lifted off its foundation, many Ash and Pine 
trees were snapped or uprooted, shingles and roofs were damaged, 
and projectiles damaged windows. 

Other wind damage occurred over a wide area to the north and
south of the tornado path through much of Beltrami county 
between 6 and 7 am CDT. 


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*

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

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