Photo: tornado northeast of Northfield

I got this photo via email from Stephanie Schmidt, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies & Biology at St. Olaf:

Funnel cloud; photo by Stephanie SchmidtI took this from one of our teaching labs on the 4th floor of Regents Hall.  We watched it come down and go back up a few times, but never saw it actually touch the ground from our point of view.

KYMN has photos blogged here.

Strib at 3:12 pm: Tornadoes reported near Lakeville and Northfield

Update 4:30: Photos by Richard Goerwitz, taken at the Computing & Mathematics Center at Carleton:

Tornado photo by Richard Goerwitz Tornado photo by Richard Goerwitz


  1. Anne Sawyer said: has a short video taken from their chopper along county road 47.

    Don’t know whose house that is, but I hope everyone was OK. Looks like most damage was to the garage/outbuildings. I’m sure the semi driver had quite a fright, too…

    July 14, 2010
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Thx, Anne. I’ve added two more photos to the blog post above, these by Richard Goerwitz, taken at the Computing & Mathematics Center at Carleton. Thx to Jessica Paxton for emailing them.

    July 14, 2010
  3. Kathie Galotti said:

    A dear friend of mine from NH called tonight having just heard Jeff Johnson’s interview on the Weather Channel — so Jeff is really having his moment of national glory!! They showed his photos and asked him lame questions like “So, were you scared when you saw the funnel cloud?”

    July 14, 2010
  4. A.Ripka said:

    crazy. i drove by that house on my way home (Vermillion) and the news vans were there. they already had the roof patched up and most of the debris cleaned up, so at first it looked like they were just doing home repairs. then i realized it didn’t look that way when i came to work that morning.

    July 15, 2010

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