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correspondence Record Storms and Flood over the Red River Valley, June-July 1975 Roge r Jensen , 113 East Frazee Street, Detroit Lakes, Minn. 56501 O n 28 June 1975, a combination of meteorological event s over the Red River Valley in northwestern Min- nesota/easter n North Dakota produced new weather record s of many kinds and, a few days later, a record- making , devastating summertime flood over the Red Rive r Valley (Taubensee, 1975; Wagner, 1975, 1976; Ludlum , 1975). This note describes that chain of tragic an d destructive events and displays photographs of some of them. A mass of warm, moist, and unstable air had been FIG. 1. Storm clouds, 28 June 1975, just after 2:30 p.m. (CDT), looking west across Detroit Lake from Detroit Lakes, movin g northward over the area since 27 June , and one Minn. The huge storm just to the northeast of the Fargo- of the warmest days of the summer was expected on 28 Moorhead area had become severe and very dangerous, and June . As the day began, the weather was warm, humid, a severe thunderstorm alert was issued at this time for all an d mostly clear over the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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Abstract

Record Storms and Flood over the Red River Valley, June-July 1975 Roge r Jensen , 113 East Frazee Street, Detroit Lakes, Minn. 56501 O n 28 June 1975, a combination of meteorological event s over the Red River Valley in northwestern Min- nesota/easter n North Dakota produced new weather record s of many kinds and, a few days later, a record- making , devastating summertime flood over the Red Rive r Valley (Taubensee, 1975; Wagner, 1975, 1976; Ludlum , 1975). This note describes that chain of tragic an d destructive events and displays photographs of some of them. A mass of warm, moist, and unstable air had been FIG. 1. Storm clouds, 28 June 1975, just after 2:30 p.m. (CDT), looking west across Detroit Lake from Detroit Lakes, movin g northward over the area since 27 June , and one Minn. The huge storm just to the northeast of the Fargo- of the warmest days of the summer was expected on 28 Moorhead area had become severe and very dangerous, and June . As the day began, the weather was warm, humid, a severe thunderstorm alert was issued at this time for all an d mostly clear over the

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Jun 1, 1977

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