Barnes County F4 Tornado of July 18, 2004...5 Years Later


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A destructive F4 tornado struck extreme southwest Barnes county on the evening of July 18, 2004. There were several supercell thunderstorms over eastern North Dakota this night, and at least 8 tornadoes reported.  This tornado severely damaged the Noot farm in Barnes county.  Pictures below will document the recovery that has occurred in the last 5 years since the tornado at the Noot farm.  In addition, aerial images will show the shelterbelts that were removed during the tornado.


  Barnes county F4 tornado picture

Barnes County F4 Tornado at Mature Stage


Noot then and now Click for Larger Image

Noot Farmstead in 1997 (left) and 2009 (right).  Notice the lack of shelterbelts in the recent photo.


shelterbelts then and now

Shelterbelts after the tornado (left) and shelterbelt photo taken 7/15/09 (right).


wind row and bins

Grain bins right after the tornado (left) and now (right).


House then and now

House then and now.


 House 2 then and now

Second house then and now.


 Farm Yard then and now

 Farmyard then and now.

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