Entries tagged with ‘Tornado’


When Storm Chasing Goes Wrong

Note:┬áThe intent of this posting, even prior to this morning, was not to make light of these events, or to sensationalize, rather it was a genuine call to everyone that if experts in the field can be caught off guard by the unpredictable nature of these dangerous storms, what chance do the rest of us […]


15 Years Ago Today: The Saint Peter Tornado

A F-3 tornado struck on March 29, 1998, killing a young boy and destroying over two hundred homes plus two historic schools, two historic churches, Gustavus’ oldest dormitory, and thousands of trees. Remarkably, the tornado spared the town’s three trailer parks, lessening the toll. Below is a map created in MapInfo by Gustavus geography students […]


The 15th Anniversary of the 1998 Saint Peter Tornado

Fifteen years ago, on 29 March 1998, a 67-mile-track F3-F4 tornado passed through Saint Peter. Two people were killed and over 200 houses in Saint Peter were destroyed. Fifty-nine buildings on the Gustavus campus were damaged, and the campus and rest of Saint Peter lost many of their trees. “Tens of thousands of trees were […]