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Beltrami Emergency Management 

Two of the three tornadoes on Wednesday occurred within the Red Lake Nation in Beltrami County

 

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For our local media... no official Press Release from Emergency Management of the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office.

There were no injuries reported in Beltrami County and all impacted areas were rural with no significant property damage.

Below is the information on the tornadoes yesterday from the National Weather Service.

Two of the tornadoes occurred within the Red Lake Nation in Beltrami County.

Beltrami County appreciated the cooperation and participation with the Red Lake Public Safety professionals in information sharing, as well as the warnings provided by the National Weather Service.

This makes four confirmed tornadoes in Beltrami County for 2018.

"In my 12 years with Beltrami County, this is certainly the most tornadoes we have experienced..." Christoper Muller stated, "and it is only the second week in July."

Beltrami County remains in a State of Emergency due to ongoing and damaging severe weather events.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...CORRECTED

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS ND

628 PM CDT THU JUL 12 2018

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS..

0910 PM FUNNEL CLOUD PONEMAH 48.02N 94.91W

07/11/2018 Beltrami MN 911 CALL CENTER

FUNNEL CLOUD FIRST VEIWED OVER LOWER RED LAKE, WEST OF PONEMAH, FROM RED LAKE AND OTHER LOCATIONS.

0912 PM TORNADO 3 W PONEMAH 48.02N 94.98W

07/11/2018 F0 Beltrami MN LAW ENFORCEMENT

REPORT AND VIDEO ALSO POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA. THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST OFF SHORE OVER LOWER RED LAKE. IT CAME ONSHORE ROUGHLY 2 W OF PONEMAH AND CONTINUED TO TRACK INLAND TO THE ENE, FOR ANOTHER MILE OR SO, BEFORE DISSIPATING ABOUT 1 NW OF PONEMAH BY 915 PM CDT. LARGE POPLAR AND ASH TREE LIMBS WERE BROKEN DOWN ALONG THIS PATH. PEAK WINDS ESTIMATED TO 80 MPH. MAXIMUM WIDTH TO 250 YARDS.

0924 PM TORNADO 3 NE PONEMAH 48.05N 94.85W

07/11/2018 Beltrami MN NWS STORM SURVEY

THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AND TRACKED ALONG AND ACROSS THE BIA25 ROAD FOR ABOUT 2 MILES TO NEAR THE SOUTH SHORE OF THE RED LAKE, 5 ENE OF PONEMAH, BY 928 PM CDT. TREES WERE TORN UP QUITE VIOLENTLY AND DEBRIS WAS SPREAD ACROSS NEARLY A MILE OF BIA25. PEAK WINDS ESTIMATED TO 100 MPH. MAXIMUM WIDTH TO 400 YARDS.

0931 PM TORNADO 4 WNW SAUM 47.99N 94.75W

07/11/2018 F1 Beltrami MN NWS STORM SURVEY

REPORT AND VIDEO POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWING CONTACT AND EASTWARD TRACKING BEGINNING OVER OPEN WATER ON LOWER RED LAKE. THIS TORNADO TRACKED ONSHORE ABOUT 4 NNW OF BATTLE RIVER AND CONTINUED ON AN INTERMITTENT ENE TRACK FOR NEARLY 5 MILES, CROSSING BELTRAMI CR23 ABOUT 4 N OF SAUM, AND ENDING BY 942 PM CDT. LARGE POPLARS AND PINES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. PEAK WINDS ESTIMATED TO 100MPH. MAXIMUM WIDTH TO 400 YARDS.

Beltrami County Emergency Management·

3 TORNADOES YESTERDAY...

The National Weather Service conducted a storm survey in Beltrami County and the Red Lake Nation on Thursday. They found evidence of three tornadoes.

The first was observed by a law enforcement officer from Red Lake near Ponemah. This was rated as an F0. The tornado formed over the water and tracked on land for approximately a mile.

The second tornado touched down near BIA Road 25. This tornado was F1 with winds to 100MPH.

The third was a tornado 400 yards wide and an intermittent track of nearly five miles with F1 winds of 100MPH near Saum. Large poplar and pine trees were snapped and uprooted.

Many of these storms were captured by witnesses on video/photos and shared on social media. Several tornado warnings were issued during the event from approximately 9:20PM until 10:30PM.

 

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