1998 Minnesota March Tornado Outbreak

Feb 23, 2015
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Eighteen years ago today Minnesota experienced the worst March Tornado outbreak on record with 14 tornadoes touching down across Southern Minnesota. The strongest two were an F4 which destroyed the small town of Comfrey MN and the F3 that damaged a large part of St Peter MN. Here is a wikipedia link to the event. The National Weather Service in Minneapolis used to have a great section on this event but it seems to have disappeared. :( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_Comfrey–St._Peter_tornado_outbreak
 

CoryDoffing

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Apr 3, 2019
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Eighteen years ago today Minnesota experienced the worst March Tornado outbreak on record with 14 tornadoes touching down across Southern Minnesota. The strongest two were an F4 which destroyed the small town of Comfrey MN and the F3 that damaged a large part of St Peter MN. Here is a wikipedia link to the event. The National Weather Service in Minneapolis used to have a great section on this event but it seems to have disappeared. :( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_Comfrey–St._Peter_tornado_outbreak
Some of the old information for this event is available on the Archive.org site.

https://web.archive.org/web/19980524084717/http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/stptor.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20121017164528/http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/?n=1998mar29intro

It's too bad there wasn't more video of this. Here is a map I made of the tornado locations. I'd be curious to know if the tornado near Fulda was anti-cyclonic, since it was listed as being after the main tornado touched down to its east, and if the F0 at 3:25 may have been a satellite tornado.
 

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