Large Tornado captured on camera near Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Northeast of Wabasso, Minnesota!

That’s a pretty significant cone nader! A large Tornado has been captured on camera near Redwood Falls, Minnesota – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Jeremiah Frasher on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 20th June.

However, Live Storm Chasers’ posted the video on their official Facebook account. Find more videos and photos of the Tornado below. 

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Minnesota here.

The Chandler-Lake Wilson, Minnesota Tornado of June 16th 1992

Twenty seven years ago today!

On the 16th June 1992, a devastating Tornado ravaged elements of southwest Minnesota (MN). Normally known as the Chandler-Lake Wilson, MN Tornado.

This Tornado destroyed more than seventy five homes with another ninety homes, ten businesses, a church + a school suffered damaged.

Fifty million dollars in damage was caused, forty people suffered injuries and one person was killed by the Tornado.

Source credit: National Weather Service – The approximate path of the Chandler-Lake Wilson tornado.

Based upon a comprehensive damage assessment by the National Weather Service, it’s assessed this F5/EF-5 Tornado had winds in excess of two hundred and sixty miles per hour as it swept through the residential area of Chandler, MN.

Fun fact for you all! This was the only F5/EF-5 to strike in the United States in 1992.

The Chandler-Lake Wilson Tornado touched down shortly after 5:00pm initially near Leota, MN. The Tornado obliterated a two house farmstead just east of Leota as it strengthened and churned its way toward Chandler and Lake Wilson.

Suffice to say the Tornado reached its greatest size and strength as it headed over the hill and directly south of Chandler, churning its way into the residential area of west Chandler at 5:18pm approximately.

The enormous Tornado was on the ground for well over an hour, travelling around thirty five miles across southwest MN, from northwest Nobles County, through Murray County and into southeast Lyon County.

Another fact for you all! The Tornado had a maximum width of three-quarters of a mile wide in the area of Chandler-Lake Wilson area.

The Tornado was a part of a major severe weather event that swept across the northern Plains that week. You can read more on that here.

Clearer version of the above video can be found below.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Minnesota here.

A few Tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail are expected today…

…Significant event widespread wind damage and a few strong Tornadoes expected today across parts of the southern Plains, Arklatex and southern Ozarks.

Severe storms are possible over a significant area today, from Texas to southern Minnesota, with the greatest threat from northwest Louisiana.

A few Tornadoes, widespread damaging winds and large hail are expected today. Synopsis can be read here.  


Tornado Probability

Wind Probability

Hail Probability

This will be an updating article – so if you’re in the affected areas. KEEP AN EYE OUT.

RELATED: May 18, 2019 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

The May 15th – 16th Tornado outbreak of 1968

Yesterday and today marks the fifty first anniversary of the outbreak.

The May 15th -16th 1968 Tornado outbreak was a significant and deadly event. The outbreak of Tornadoes affected the states listed below.

  • Arkansas
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee

This outbreak produced thirty nine Tornadoes from 3:28pm on the 15th May till 2:50am on the 16th May. This included two F5/EF-5 Tornadoes in Iowa1.

Resource credit: National Weather Service

1: The first F5/EF-5 Tornado swept through five counties and sixty five miles. It affected Charles City just before 5:00pm. This particular Tornado destroyed much of the area. Damage figures were estimated up to thirty million dollars in Charles City alone whilst one point five million dollars in damage was recorded elsewhere. This F5/EF-5 killed thirteen people and injured almost four hundred and sixty people.

FYI: The featured photo of this article is that of the F5/EF-5 that struck Charles City – however the photo was captured two miles southwest of the city by Floyd County Sheriff.

RELATED: 1968 Charles City Tornado – interesting survivor stories feature in this blogpost.

The second F5/EF-5 Tornado affected Fayette County at around 4:57pm. It destroyed or damaged nearly a thousand homes. The hardest hit areas were Oelwein and Maynard where homes were completely swept away from their foundations. Five people were killed by this F5/EF-5 whilst one hundred and sixty were injured.

These were two of four F5/EF-5 Tornadoes that struck the United States during the year of 1968 – the other two; southwestern Ohio on the 23rd April and Minnesota on the 13th June. The next and last official F5/EF-5 Tornado that touched down in Iowa was in Jordan on the 13th June 1976.

The thirty nine Tornadoes spawned during this outbreak killed seventy two people and caused twelve hundred injuries. You can find more details on the outbreak here.

RELATED: May 15 1968 Iowa Tornado Summary – official Facebook page for the Charles City Tornado.

Andy Gabrielson captured the moment a Tornado shreds a house to pieces

Hands down: most incredible Tornado footage.

In the footage below, watch the moment the 2010 Wilkin County, Minnesota Tornado shreds a house to pieces.

The description for the above, which Timmer put together, explains everything you need to know – read below.

“Storm chaser Andy Gabrielson caught this spectacular, up-close Tornado footage in western Minnesota on Saturday, August 7, 2010.

This obviously violent Tornado caused extensive damage in Wilkin County and was rated EF-4. 

Andy reports that the residents of the house that was destroyed were not home at the time.”

The late and legendary Andy Gabrielson lost his life in a tragic accident in Oklahoma – February 2012.

Our thoughts, prayers and love continue to be with Gabrielson’s family and friends. Gabrielson was a well-respected chaser who had gone the distance1 to intercept Tornadoes.

1: One hundred and eighty thousand miles in twenty four states resulting in one hundred and fifty Tornado intercepts.

Suffice to say Gabrielsonwas and still is the most successful well-known chaser “celebrities” – quote comes from AccuWeather.

However, he did not care one bit about the limelight (which we loved about him), he was doing what he was to document for science and save lives.

With that being said, we’re going to be closing on a quote from website lead, Jamie Simms.

“Andy was one of a handful of chasers I started watching when my interest grew. Whilst I didn’t know him personally, I could tell he was a true professional, polite and dedicated to his craft. My thoughts, prayers and love continue to be with his family and friends!”

Jamie Simms, website lead