The Fargo tornado

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The Fargo tornado was a deadly F5 tornado that struck Fargo, North Dakota, on Thursday, June 20, 1957. The tornado was part of a larger system of storms that resulted in five separate tornadoes in the immediate region.

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Damage was extensive and included 100 blocks of Fargo. Approximately 329 homes were destroyed and some of them were completely swept off their foundations - a classic example of F5 damage.[1]

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Dr. Ted Fujita studied the Fargo Tornado and coined many terms including wall cloud, tail cloud,and collar cloud.

A reunion of survivors took place on June 20, 2007, the same day the tornado took place in Fargo, North Dakota.[2]

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  1. Narramore, Jen. "Fargo, ND F5 Tornado – June 20, 1957 – Tornado Talk". Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  2. US Department of Commerce, NOAA. "Fargo 1957 F5 Tornado". www.weather.gov. Retrieved 2020-02-27.