Footage of the July 28 tornado in Scandia, captured by Jake Heitman.
The EF1 tornado touched down at 4:28 p.m. with estimated peak winds of 90 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The length of its path was 6.6 miles. Maximum width: 1/4 mile. No injuries or deaths were reported.
The tornado that hit Scandia was one of six associated with a storm moving across central and east-central Minnesota into northwest Wisconsin. According to NWS, there were three EF1 tornadoes and three EF0s, relatively low on the scale of 0 to 5. Scandia's started on the south side of Keewahtin Lake (aka Sylvan Lake) in the outskirts Forest Lake. It continued northeast on a broken path through Bone Lake and ended just south of Spider Lake in Chisago County. Mainly tree damage occurred, some four to five feet in diameter were snapped.