June 17, 2010 Tornado Outbreak

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One of the most significant tornado outbreaks in history occurred during the afternoon and early evening of June 17, 2010 in the region. Based on preliminary information, at least 39 tornadoes occurred across eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota during the 3 hour period from 3:30 pm til 6:30 pm.  This tornado outbreak was the most for the area since June 6, 1999, when 17 tornadoes were reported in North Dakota and 3 in Minnesota, including one F4 tornado in Mountain, North Dakota.

If anyone has pictures, video or other eye witness accounts of any tornadoes this day, please email David.Kellenbenz@noaa.gov

For a great account of a storm chasers perspective of the event, click HERE (credit Jonathan Finch, NWS Dodge City, KS). 

Tornado tracks June 17, 2010 

 Tornado tracks on June 17, 2010, check back for updates (click for larger image)



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