Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6
000 NOUS43 KMPX 160208 PNSMPX MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028- 161415- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN 908 PM CDT Sun May 15 2022 ...NWS Damage Survey For 05/12/22 Alexandria Tornado Event... .Overview... A fast moving tornado, storms moved at 70 mph through Alexandria, moved through parts of northern Alexandria the evening of May 12. The most significant high end EF1 damage was located in a neighborhood along the south shore of Lake Darling. The tornado then tracked to the northeast across Lake Darling and into southern Lake Carlos. It crossed land again along the southwest shore of Lake Carlos before dissipating. Most of the damage was uprooted trees, but near the start point there were multiple homes damaged by the tornado as well. Near the end the tornado was determined to have become weaker as the damage was either to the trees or from the trees falling on to structures. .Alexandria Tornado... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 110 mph Path Length /statute/: 2.5 miles Path Width /maximum/: 200 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: May 12 2022 Start Time: 7:12 PM CDT Start Location: 2 NW Alexandria Start Lat/Lon: 45.91/-95.40 End Date: May 12 2022 End Time: 7:14 PM CDT End Location: 4 N Alexandria End Lat/Lon: 45.94/-95.38 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 200mph EF5...Violent...>200mph NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ NDC/ETA is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.