Eastern ND and Northwest MN Weather History

The Weather History for October 26th

10/26/1996
F2 tornado from 3 miles east of Henning to 2 west of New York Mills in Ottertail County. This tornado followed a track through eastern Ottertail County, with the first damage reported along Highway 210. A man stopped his car along the road when he saw the threatening clouds. The tornado picked his car up and spun it around, with the man inside. The car windows were all broken, but the man only sustained cuts to his hands. The tornado destroyed several farm buildings, one full of dairy cows. 21 of the cows were killed. The last damage report was just west of New York Mills. Two deer hunters were in tree stands when the storm approached. One managed to get down to the ground and lay flat, but the other clung to the tree as the tornado passed. As the wind died down, the man found his tree was the only left standing in a grove of 36 around him. Neither man was injured. This is likely the latest in the season an F2 tornado has occurred in our area. An F2 also occurred 4 miles south of Sebeka, MN (Wadena County) and an F0 occurred 4 miles north of Dorset in Hubbard County. Webpage on this tornado outbreak in Minnesota. http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/?n=26oct1996

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