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July 8, 2020 EF4 Tornado Story

  • By Brad Nelson
  • Feb 10, 2023

Dalton, Minnesota Tornado

Brad Nelson is a meteorologist with 18 years of experience, working for the world's largest private sector weather company DTN. On July 8, 2020, he and his friend Melanie Metz decided to storm chase after consulting the forecast and noticing a warm front. They chased a storm near Fergus Falls, Minnesota and saw an explosive updraft develop into a tornado, which they reported to the National Weather Service. The tornado became an EF-4 with winds of 170 mph.

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