Eastern ND and Northwest MN Weather History

The Weather History for July 18th

7/18/2001
An F3 tornado struck Pekin, ND around 605 PM CDT, and had a 5 mile path length and was 150yd wide. The tornado hit the home of the Nelson county sheriff, who was out of town at the time. The tornado tore the roof off the house and destroyed the barn. A piece of farm machinery was thrown through the bedroom wall and a tractor was hurled 75 yards. The sheriff's squad car was crushed. Another F1 touched down in Marshall county, MN near Gatzke at 9:05 p.m.

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