Friday, June 18, 2010


Issued at 11:25 AM CDT, Friday, June 17th, 2010

...Thursday June 17th, 2010 may have been the biggest tornado outbreak ever recorded in the state of Minnesota...

As of This Morning...35 tornadoes were reported in Minnesota on Thursday, June 17th, 2010. If this number holds, then it will be the biggest outbreak of tornadoes ever to hit Minnesota.

I was out chasing with Shawn Thursday Afternoon and Evening across Central and Eastern Minnesota, didn't see a tornado, but we had an awesome wall cloud at Mora MN, on Highway 23, this supercell did produce a tornado 10 miles southwest of Mora, MN, per NWS Chanhassen warning statement. 6/17/10 will be a day I will never forget! Photos will be coming shortly.

Top 10 biggest tornado outbreaks in Minnesota: Source: Paul Huttner MPR

June 16th, 1992: 27 Tornadoes
July 1st, 1997: 18 Tornadoes
June 11th, 2001: 16 Tornadoes
June 13th, 2001: 16 Tornadoes
June 28th, 1979: 15 Tornadoes
June 24th, 2003: 15 Tornadoes
July 21st, 1995: 15 Tornadoes
October 26th, 1996: 14 Tornadoes
March 29th, 1998: 14 Tornadoes
July 25th, 2000: 14 Tornadoes