Sunday, August 8, 2010

Another Severe Storm Went North of Town

Sunday, August 8, 2010. I think the big event this week, for this area in general, was last night's storm. It started in North Dakota, produced funnel clouds - including a tornado that popped a house apart in Wilkin County - and thundered past Sauk Centre around 9:30 to 10:00 p.m.

I didn't see any lightning bolts, but the sky to the north and northwest was flickering for quite a while, and some of the thunder came close on the heels of its flash.

Lightning north to northwest of South Ash Street and 9th in Sauk Centre, about 9:40 p.m. on August 7, 2010. (Posted earlier today in the Sauk Centre Journal Blog.)

The good news is that - apparently - property damage around here was minimal. At least, nothing got in the regional news. I haven't been around the north end of Sauk Lake since yesterday evening. Folks living there have had two sever storms so far this summer.

The bad news is that at least one person in Wilkin County, near Campbell, Minnesota, is missing a house. Happily, nobody was home when the tornado destroyed the place.

I found some videos of the Wilkin County tornado and posted them in "Tornado Videos: Near Campbell, in Wilkin County, Minnesota," Apathetic Lemming of the North (August 8, 2010).

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