On June 17, 2010, a significant tornado outbreak occurred across the Northern Plains. Beginning around 2 PM, thunderstorms moved across the region, producing 74 tornadoes. Of those tornadoes, 48 were in Minnesota, eclipsing the single-day tornado record. At the time that it occurred, it went down as the 17th largest tornado outbreak on record in the United States, and the 2nd largest in the summer months of June-August.
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This web page is a collaborative effort between the National Weather Service offices in Chanhassen, MN, Grand Forks, ND, and Duluth, MN. It is intended to give a broad summary of information related to the entire tornado outbreak. Additional contributions were made by the offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, and La Crosse.
The summary information about this outbreak is contained in the various pages linked above in the navigation menu.
Existing Web Pages
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