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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND  
1116 PM CDT THU AUG 4 2022  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/23/22 TORNADO EVENTS
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
A SQUALL LINE WITH WIDESPREAD DAMAGING DOWNBURST  
WINDS AND EMBEDDED SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS PORTIONS  
OF NORTHCENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA AND NORTHERN  
MINNESOTA DURING THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS OF JULY 22ND  
INTO EARLY JULY 23RD. A COUPLE OF BRIEF TORNADOES FORMED IN A  
PORTION OF THE SQUALL LINE.  
 
   
TORNADO #1
 
BEAVER CREEK TORNADO  
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.0 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUL 23 2022  
START TIME: 1217 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 7 ESE SHARON / STEELE COUNTY / ND  
START LAT/LON: 47.5761 / -97.7614  
 
END DATE: JUL 23 2022  
END TIME: 1218 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 8 ESE SHARON  
END LAT/LON: 47.5703 / -97.7388  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO SNAPPED SEVERAL COTTONWOOD, ASH, AND  
SPRUCE TREES IN FARMSTEAD AND FIELD SHELTER BELTS IN NORTHEAST  
FINLEY TOWNSHIP. SURVEY CONDUCTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S.  
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, THE STEELE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE AND  
STEELE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS.  
 
   
TORNADO #2
 
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP TORNADO  
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.1 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUL 23 2022  
START TIME: 1231 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5 N HATTON / GRAND FORKS COUNTY / ND  
START LAT/LON: 47.7085 / -97.4573  
 
END DATE: JUL 23 2022  
END TIME: 1232 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4.5 NNE HATTON / GRAND FORKS COUNTY / ND  
END LAT/LON: 47.7003 / -97.4391  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOSSED SECTIONS OF IRRIGATION PIPES  
WHICH WERE STACKED NEAR HIGHWAY 18, TORE AND EMPTY STEEL GRAIN BIN  
FROM ITS FOUNDATION, AND SCATTERED PIECES OF THE BIN OVER A HALF  
MILE OF ITS PATH.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE  
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
 
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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