Strong Winds Across the Northland on April 28th, 2014

A strong low pressure system across the central plains produced a significant pressure gradient across the upper midwest. As a result, strong non-thunderstorm winds were felt across the northland, especially along the southwest portion of Lake Superior. Many trees were uprooted, and damage was sustained to cars, houses, and fences. Here is a summary of observations and reports across the northland.

 

Wind observations
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Fallen tree on top of car at Morris Thomas Rd and Haines Rd

Summary of Damage 

Fence blown down in West Duluth

Fallen tree on top of a house across from the Proctor Fairgrounds

Damage at 41st and Cooke Street



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