A potent early Spring storm system triggered numerous small thunderstorms on March 30, 2005, including a few brief tornadoes from east of Mason City, IA through Mitchell County, Iowa to near the Minnesota-Iowa state line. This area was near the center of low pressure and nearby cold/warm fronts that served as a 'triple point' to focus severe weather development. Even though the storms were relatively small and weak, the ingredients were there to spawn brief tornadoes.
Known touchdowns included...
Wind damage also occurred in southeast Minnesota, east and northeast of Rochester, MN from wind speeds of 60-70 mph.
Radar image - 2:13 p.m. March 30, 2005
|Damage to garage west of Osage, IA.||Pole barn destroyed on northwest side of Stacyville, IA.||Wind damage to horse stable near Chester, MN.|
|Wall Cloud near Rochester, MN. Photo by Dan Roline.|
Last updated: April 7, 2005 / Shea