National Weather Service crews were out surveying the damage from the five confirmed tornadoes that hit Grand Forks and Traill counties Wednesday. Meteorologists have rated two of these tornadoes.
One of the tornadoes moved from 2 miles WSW of Hatton, ND to 1 mile NW of Hatton between 1:00 and 1:08 p.m. With a length of 50 yards, it stayed on the ground for 2.7 miles. Peak wind gusts for this tornado was 80 mph, which ranks it an EF-0.
Another EF-0 tornado touched down 6 miles SSE of Inkster, ND between 12:50 and 12:52 p.m. With wind speeds of 70 mph, it only stayed on the ground for 0.2 miles with a width of 25 yards.
EF-0 tornadoes produce winds of 65-85 mph and typically produce light damage. Survey crews will continue their work Thursday and should release information about more tornadoes soon.