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MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
250 PM CDT Wed Aug 29 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/26/18 TORNADO EVENT IN NORTHWEST 
MINNESOTA...

...Corrected ending location for Tornado #2...

.OVERVIEW...Several lines of thunderstorms tracked through 
northwest Minnesota during the night of August 26th. An 
embedded strong cell within one of those lines of 
thunderstorms produced several tornadoes along a path from 
northeastern Norman County to northern Clearwater County. 
Strong wind gusts from this storm also damaged trees, 
several structures, and a steel cell phone tower in areas 
south of the tornado path, including in the towns of 
Fosston and Clearbrook. There was additional
tree damage further along the path of this storm, extending 
into northern Beltrami County near Saum and and Waskish.

.TORNADO #1...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    110 mph
Path length /Statute/:  16 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             August 26 2018 
Start time:             11:30 PM CDT
Start location:         9 SW Winger
Start Lat/Lon:          47.47/-96.15

End date:               August 26 2018
End time:               11:46 PM CDT
End location:           5 WNW Fosston
End Lat/Lon:            47.60/-95.86

This tornado first touched down near a farmstead 9 miles 
southwest of Winger. Numerous barns, sheds, and outbuildings 
were damaged, along with the loss of a portion of the roof 
from a farmhouse. The tornado caused periodic tree damage 
before encountering another farmstead 3.5 miles to the 
northeast. Numerous trees were snapped at this location, 
along with a destroyed outbuilding, grain bins rolled off of 
their foundations and tossed 100-200 yards, and roof damage 
to a farmhouse. Additional tree damage occurred before the 
tornado reached the city of Winger. Numerous houses within 
the city saw roof and siding damage, several grain bins 
were destroyed, and dozens of trees were uprooted or had 
trunks snapped. The tornado then tracked several more miles 
to the northeast before lifting 5 miles west-northwest 
of Fosston.

.TORNADO #2...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  26 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             August 26 2018
Start time:             11:51 PM CDT
Start location:         3 NNE of Fosston
Start Lat/Lon:          47.61/-95.75

End date:               August 27 2018
End time:               12:12 AM CDT
End location:           9 NNE Leonard
End Lat/Lon             47.78/-95.23

This tornado touched down north-northeast of Fosston, 
tracking northeast along County Road 3. South of Pine 
Lake, dozens of acres of sunflowers were badly damaged. 
Along the northeast shores of Pine Lake, several 
campers and pontoons were tossed or rolled, and several 
lakeside cabins had broken windows and badly damaged or 
partially removed roofs. Lakeside pontoons and boats were 
damaged, with one pontoon tossed about 100 yards onto 
the shore, and dozens of trees were snapped, uprooted, or 
otherwise damaged. Several miles northeast of Clearbrook, 
two farm outbuildings sustained major roof damage, and one 
home had a wooden stake driven into its steel roof. 
Throughout its northeast track, the tornado touched down 
intermittently, badly damaging, uprooting, or snapping 
over 200 trees.

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 events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

$$

BP/Lee

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NOUS43 KFGF 291950
PNSFGF
MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-300800-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
250 PM CDT Wed Aug 29 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/26/18 TORNADO EVENT IN NORTHWEST 
MINNESOTA...

.OVERVIEW...Several lines of thunderstorms tracked through 
northwest Minnesota during the night of August 26th. An 
embedded strong cell within one of those lines of 
thunderstorms produced several tornadoes along a path from 
northeastern Norman County to northern Clearwater County. 
Strong wind gusts from this storm also damaged trees, 
several structures, and a steel cell phone tower in areas 
south of the tornado path, including in the towns of 
Fosston and Clearbrook. There was additional
tree damage further along the path of this storm, extending 
into northern Beltrami County near Saum and and Waskish.

.TORNADO #1...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    110 mph
Path length /Statute/:  16 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             August 26 2018 
Start time:             11:30 PM CDT
Start location:         9 SW Winger
Start Lat/Lon:          47.47/-96.15

End date:               August 26 2018
End time:               11:46 PM CDT
End location:           5 WNW Fosston
End Lat/Lon:            47.60/-95.86

This tornado first touched down near a farmstead 9 miles 
southwest of Winger. Numerous barns, sheds, and outbuildings 
were damaged, along with the loss of a portion of the roof 
from a farmhouse. The tornado caused periodic tree damage 
before encountering another farmstead 3.5 miles to the 
northeast. Numerous trees were snapped at this location, 
along with a destroyed outbuilding, grain bins rolled off of 
their foundations and tossed 100-200 yards, and roof damage 
to a farmhouse. Additional tree damage occurred before the 
tornado reached the city of Winger. Numerous houses within 
the city saw roof and siding damage, several grain bins 
were destroyed, and dozens of trees were uprooted or had 
trunks snapped. The tornado then tracked several more miles 
to the northeast before lifting 5 miles west-northwest 
of Fosston.

.TORNADO #2...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  26 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             August 26 2018
Start time:             11:51 PM CDT
Start location:         3 NNE of Fosston
Start Lat/Lon:          47.61/-95.75

End date:               August 27 2018
End time:               12:12 AM CDT
End location:           9 NNW Leonard
End Lat/Lon             47.78/-95.23

This tornado touched down north-northeast of Fosston, 
tracking northeast along County Road 3. South of Pine 
Lake, dozens of acres of sunflowers were badly damaged. 
Along the northeast shores of Pine Lake, several 
campers and pontoons were tossed or rolled, and several 
lakeside cabins had broken windows and badly damaged or 
partially removed roofs. Lakeside pontoons and boats were 
damaged, with one pontoon tossed about 100 yards onto 
the shore, and dozens of trees were snapped, uprooted, or 
otherwise damaged. Several miles northeast of Clearbrook, 
two farm outbuildings sustained major roof damage, and one 
home had a wooden stake driven into its steel roof. 
Throughout its northeast track, the tornado touched down 
intermittently, badly damaging, uprooting, or snapping 
over 200 trees.

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 events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

$$

BP/Lee