Tornadoes and Heavy Rains in Northwest Minnesota:
June 13-14, 2007

Heavy thunderstorms on June 13th and 14th brought heavy rains to northwest Minnesota, specifically to eastern Polk and Clearwater Counties. The heaviest two day amount found was 6.40 inches in Fosston. The heavy rains lead to some flooded basements in the towns of Fosston and McIntosh of Polk County.

In addition to the heavy rains, Minnesota's 4th and 5th tornadoes of the season were sighted. One was a series of brief waterspouts in Clearwater County, and other was observed along the south shore of Red Lake in Beltrami County near the Red Lake Reservation Casino.

Listed below is a public information statement about the tornadoes courtesy the Grand Forks National Weather Service.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS
740 PM CDT THU JUN 14 2007

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0518 PM     TORNADO          2 SE CLEARBROOK         47.67N 95.40W
06/14/2007                   CLEARWATER         MN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            RADIO STATION RELAYED REPORT FROM PUBLIC OF MULTIPLE
            BRIEF WATERSPOUTS OBSERVED SOMETIME BETWEEN 515 AND 520
            PM CDT...POSSIBLY NEAR PETERSON LAKE.

0555 PM     TORNADO          RED LAKE                47.88N 95.02W
06/14/2007                   BELTRAMI           MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            BRIEF TOUCHDOWN REPORTED ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF RED LAKE
            NEAR THE RED LAKE RESERVATION CASINO.

0603 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     11 ENE CLEARBROOK       47.76N 95.21W
06/14/2007                   CLEARWATER         MN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            MULTIPLE FUNNELS REPORTED BY CLEARWATER SHERIFF OVER
            CLEARWATER LAKE.

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