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West Central Minn. storm reports include damage to houses, barns, power lines, numerous funnel clouds

June 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Damage reports from the National Weather Service and law enforcement from Sunday evening’s storm include numerous reports of damage to buildings, trees and power lines. Continue Reading

Winds cause major damage at Adrian farm

May 29, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ADRIAN Rolling thunder, flashes of lightning and heavy rains blanketed the region Sunday night, but a rural Adrian farm took a direct hit by a sudden burst of wind. Continue Reading

High winds strand Rapid City couple on shores of Lake Oahe

April 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The couple were forced to shore when winds increased to more than 40 mph, with gusts exceeding 50 mph. Continue Reading

WEATHER: Extreme cold warning 9 a.m. today to noon Thursday

January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Bitter cold is near, though official xtreme cold warnings from the National Weather Service start at several different times — 9 this morning in Grand Forks, Grand Forks County and some northern Red River Valley counties, for example; and 6 tonight across the river in East Grand Forks, Polk County. The winds will make bitter feel brutal. Plus, light snow is falling largely north of U.S. Highway 2, with as much as an inch possible by sunrise today. A total of one to three inches expected, while tapering off from west to east, when it’s over, the National Weather Service said. Continue Reading

Autumn concert

November 6, 2011 in West Central Tribune

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WEATHER: Forecast: Winds of 25 to 40 mph today, Wednesday

September 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Rain and isolated thunderstorms will spread across most of the region today, including some high winds, according to the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

121 mph winds in Donaldson, Minn., appear to shatter state record

September 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Strong winds early Thursday caused extensive damage to town’s grain elevator, trees, power polesA powerful storm system that swept through the northern Red River Valley early Thursday caused “extreme” damage in Donaldson, Minn., as winds well over 100 mph snapped power poles and tossed parts of the local grain elevator onto nearby U.S. Highway 75.
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Overnight storm topples large trees, damages some buildings in Grafton

September 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A line of severe thunderstorms that raced through the northern Red River Valley overnight left behind some extensive damage in Grafton, N.D., an emergency manager reported to the National Weather Service.
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Storm’s staight-line winds pummel Minnesota’s largest state park

July 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The storm that swept through the state last weekend packed winds topping 100 miles mph that snapped towering pines and hardwood trees in the St. Croix State Park. The campground, hiking trails and roads in the popular, 34,000-acre park have been left in ruins. Continue Reading

Cleanup begins after Monday night’s stormy weather

May 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Felled trees obstruct roads in CrookstonA Memorial Day storm system swept through most of the Red River Valley and large swaths of northwestern Minnesota on Monday night, but the punch that the storm packed varied greatly across the region. Continue Reading