Continued day after coverage of the record breaking Super Storm “of the century” that pounded the Twin Cities on July 23, 1987 with rain, tornadoes, flooding, hail, and wind. On this report from July 24th, Paul Douglas examines the patterns of the storm, Paul Magers, Diana Pierce anchor coverage along with reports from Dennis Feltgen, Kevin MacDowell, Kirstin Lindquist, and others.


Comments:

Jeff Lonto : Interestingly this was the one month of my life that I was not in Minnesota. I was in San Antonio, Texas so I completely missed it. But it did make the news down there, and I heard plenty about it after I got back.

Jeremy Smallbeck: This brings back so many memories,I was only nine years old when this happened.I only lived a few blocks south of that nighborhood that was damaged in Maple Grove. I never saw the actual tornado,but I can remember the constant rain and lightning.I also remember the constant news coverage,
What sticks in my mind the most about that day was,it was a very hot and humid day.I went over to a friend’s house to play and he said we’re going to get a storm and boy did it storm!!!!!!!!

tom vernstrom: Interesting night I had to start work an 2am and drive around cities. Rough night

Josh: I remember that intro…
I also remember this storm. I remember the BLACK sky coming and being in awe. The streets were rivers for hours after.
It was an amazing storm.

Posted on July 21, 2012
Tags: 1980s, 1987, 1987 Super STorm, 5:00 PM, Allen Costantini, Bernie Grace, Burger King, Carolyn Marinan, commercials, Dennis Feltgen, Dennis Stauffer, Diana Pierce, Friday, Gail Plewacki, Highland Superstores, Janet Mason, Jon Stone, July, KARE, Kevin MacDowell, Max Messmer, news, Paul Douglas, Paul Magers, Summer, weather