26-June-2010 Storm Damage, Flandrau State Park, New Ulm, Minnesota

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© Tom Cooper on July 11, 2010

On June 25 and 26, 2010, two powerful thunderstorms rolled through the New Ulm, Minnesota area. The June 25 storm dropped large hail and heavy rain. Most of the hail was 1" (2.4cm) but there were a few pieces as large as 3" (7 cm). We spent much of the evening in a storm shelter as the tornado sirens were going off.

The June 26th storm was much more of a wind storm, with strightline winds close to 60 MPH (97 kph) with gusts to 66 mph (106 kph). Because the sirens never went off (there was a power failure), we were not in the storm shelter during the second storm, which could clearly have been a deadly mistake.

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Photo taken in Flandrau State Park, 1300 Summit Avenue, New Ulm, MN 56073, USA
Flandrau State Park

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  • Uploaded on July 11, 2010
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    by © Tom Cooper
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S2000HD
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/256)
    • Focal Length: 12.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.482
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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