Pittsburgh Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

Minnesota, Lake Of The Woods

Special Statement

Statement as of 6:49 PM CDT on August 28, 2016

Expires 8:45 PM EDT on August 28, 2016


... Significant weather advisory for Roseau... Lake of The Woods and
northeastern Beltrami counties until 745 PM CDT...

At 648 PM CDT... Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Leo to near swift to 8 miles southeast of
carp. Movement was north at 30 mph.

A complex of storms stretching across Roseau and Lake of The Woods
counties will move north. A few of the storms may pulse up and
procuce dime to nickel size hail before clapsing.

Locations impacted include...
Roseau... Warroad... Baudette... Greenbush... Wheelers Point... Badger and
arnesen.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

To report severe weather... contact your nearest law enforcement
agency. They will relay your report to the National Weather Service
office in Grand Forks.


Lat... Lon 4855 9526 4857 9639 4900 9639 4900 9516
      4927 9515 4909 9475 4888 9468 4878 9469
      4872 9459 4869 9444 4870 9443 4829 9443
time... Mot... loc 2348z 176deg 25kt 4873 9637 4878 9524 4846 9448


Jr


649 PM CDT sun Aug 28 2016

... Significant weather advisory for Roseau... Lake of The Woods and
northeastern Beltrami counties until 745 PM CDT...

At 648 PM CDT... Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Leo to near swift to 8 miles southeast of
carp. Movement was north at 30 mph.

A complex of storms stretching across Roseau and Lake of The Woods
counties will move north. A few of the storms may pulse up and
procuce dime to nickel size hail before clapsing.

Locations impacted include...
Roseau... Warroad... Baudette... Greenbush... Wheelers Point... Badger and
arnesen.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

To report severe weather... contact your nearest law enforcement
agency. They will relay your report to the National Weather Service
office in Grand Forks.


Lat... Lon 4855 9526 4857 9639 4900 9639 4900 9516
      4927 9515 4909 9475 4888 9468 4878 9469
      4872 9459 4869 9444 4870 9443 4829 9443
time... Mot... loc 2348z 176deg 25kt 4873 9637 4878 9524 4846 9448


Jr

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:45 PM CDT on August 28, 2016


... NWS damage survey for 08/27/16 tornado events...

.Overview... A National Weather Service storm damage assessment
team has reviewed damage from two tornadoes which occurred across
portions of southeast Grand Forks County and one tornado which
occurred across eastern Traill County... resulting from storms in the
afternoon and early evening of August 27th.

There were no injuries and no fatalities from these tornadoes.

Based on video and photographic evidence... plus multiple eyewitness
accounts... it is clear that two separate and distinct tornadoes
occurred from the same parent supercell thunderstorm in southeast
Grand Forks County. The first was a brief touchdown in far southeast
Arvilla township and the second was a much larger and longer
tracking tornado across northern Pleasant View township.

A third tornado occurred nearly an hour and a half later in east
central Traill County. This tornado crossed the Interstate 29
corridor and produced severe damage at two farmsteads and at the
Taft elevator complex.

.Tornado #1...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70 mph
path length /statute/: 0.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 27 2016
start time: 412 PM CDT
start location: 3.5 miles SSW Arvilla
start lat/lon: 47.8600 / -97.50

End date: Aug 27 2016
end time: 414 PM CDT
end location: 4.5 miles S Arvilla
end_lat/lon: 47.8550 / -97.4900

This tornado touched down for 1 to 2 minutes and tracked for
less than one half mile over a largely opened field west of
cr2.

.Tornado #2...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 4.0 miles
path width /maximum/: 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 27 2016
start time: 418 PM CDT
start location: 5.5 miles S Arvilla
start lat/lon: 47.8500 / -97.4800

End date: Aug 27 2016
end time: 432 PM CDT
end location: 8.0 miles SSW Emerado
end_lat/lon: 47.8100 / -97.4100

this large tornado snapped or uprooted numerous trees along its
path. It demolished a small barn and spread barn materials... ranch
debris... and small trailers over a broad area.

.Tornado #3...

Rating: EF-3
estimated peak wind: 140 mph
path length /statute/: 3.0 miles
path width /maximum/: 300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 27 2016
start time: 602 PM CDT
start location: 2.5 SSW Cummings
start lat/lon: 47.4860 / -97.1000

End date: Aug 27 2016
end time: 610 PM CDT
end location: 2.5 miles NNE Hillsboro
end_lat/lon: 47.4500 / -97.0500

This severe tornado destroyed a two car garage and snapped or
uprooted numerous trees numerous at a Farmstead west of
Interstate 29. It then crossed the I-29 corridor and tore down
filled grain bins and toppled elevator legs at the Taft elevator
complex. Further east... it demolished half of an engineered metal
building and then tore the roof of a well constructed home and
caved in sections of the main floor exterior walls. The tornado
appears to have ended within a half mile to the east of this
Farmstead.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.


Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Colorado - Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement
Georgia - Coastal Hazard Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Special Statement
Indiana - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Watch , Special Statement
Kansas - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Special Statement
Maryland - Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Montana - Air Quality Alert
Nebraska - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Nevada - Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
New Hampshire - Special Statement
New Mexico - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
New York - Coastal Hazard Statement
North Carolina - Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
North Dakota - Public Information Statement
Ohio - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Areal Flood Advisory
Oregon - Fire Weather Warning
Pennsylvania - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
South Carolina - Coastal Hazard Statement
South Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Tennessee - Record Report
Texas - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement
Virginia - Air Quality Alert , Record Report
West Virginia - Areal Flood Warning
Wyoming - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Bringing You The Best in Sports Talk Radio
New Podcast Network

Listen Live