5-year anniversary of Minnesota's largest 1-day tornado outbreak

Thursday June 17, 2010 is a day in Minnesota weather history that will be hard to top. On that date, 48 tornadoes touched down in the state resulting in 3 deaths and 45 injuries. Before this date, the most tornadoes to ever touch down in one day in Minnesota were 27 back on June 27, 1992. You will notice June as the common thread to these historic twister events as June is the peak of tornadic activity in the North Star State.


As far as the night of June 17, 2010, the 48 tornadoes that touched down in Minnesota were part of a storm system that spawned 115 tornadoes nationwide that day, with 42% of those in Minnesota.

Here is a map and a list of those tornadoes from that Thursday evening, along with links to some FOX 9 stories on the aftermath. 

Check out these links to a few FOX 9 Stories on the June 17, 2010 tornadoes.

Tornado destruction in Wadena, MN

June 17, 2010 Tornado


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