Category Archives: tornadoes

It’s official – this is a record-setting storm

UPDATED AT 12:30 P.M. Northland sets new state records for low barometric pressure As predicted, it appears that observation sites in the Northland have set Minnesota and Wisconsin records for the lowest barometric pressure. Here are reports from the National … Continue reading

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‘We are in the tornado’: Amazing storm video

Two tornadoes caused damage in Texas on Sunday, and a county official caught one on tape as it tore the roof off a school a block from his car. That’s his video above. The video was taken by Navarro County … Continue reading

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Arizona tornado damage photos, video

Tornadoes in Arizona? In October? It’s a rare combination, but it happened early Wednesday in the Flagstaff area as several twisters touched down, causing some significant damage. The most significant tornado hit the town of Bellemont, west of Flagstaff. The … Continue reading

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Strong storms possible this afternoon, evening

The leaves are falling and many parts of the region saw frost over the weekend – but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods for severe thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a slight risk of severe storms … Continue reading

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1969 Northland tornado outbreak

Earlier this month I posted an item about possible tornadoes within the Duluth city limits. A reader pointed out that a significant tornado touched down, and caused two fatalities, north of Duluth on August 6, 1969. It hit the Boulder … Continue reading

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The tornadoes that hit Duluth… or did they?

Residents of West Duluth inspect garages destroyed by a possible tornado in May 1958. (News-Tribune file photo) It’s often said that Duluth is immune to severe weather, and tornadoes in particular, because of the city’s topography and proximity to Lake … Continue reading

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