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While we were dodging a thunderhead and hammering the walleyes on Upper Red Lake on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, there were storms passing through the entire region.  Apparently, while we were on the lake 70 miles north, Bemidji had been hit with hail.  Then I received these photos from friends Aaron and Katie Guthrie, who were visiting family in Whipholt, Minnesota, on Huddles Bay in the southeast corner of Leech Lake.

When I sent Aaron a reply asking him if I could have his permission to post these incredible photos to my blog, I also made the comment that I was glad I wasn’t fishing Diamond Point (the point just to the right of the twister in the photos) that day.  The following was Aaron’s reply:

Wayne,

They are pretty cool huh?  All credit due to Katie Guthrie, the photographer, with me in the background saying “Are you getting this.”

The pictures were taken the Sunday of Memorial weekend, right around 3ish.  We were just sitting outside of Katie’s mom’s.   Storms had been blowing through all day, but none had come directly over us.  The clouds you see never went over us directly either, but seemed to swing in and converge with some other front from the northwest.

Anyway, Katie says, “Look at that cloud, it looks like its rotating.”  I’m like, “Yeah right.”   Then I stood up and walked towards it and said “Holy $#%@!  It is rotating.”   We, and about every other Whipholt resident, watched the whole thing from beginning to end.   And, Wayne, there was a boat on Daimond Point, they never moved position the entire time.  We were like, “Get the hell out of there!”  They had the best seats in the house!

You can put the pictures anywhere you want to.  Glad you enjoyed them!

Guthrie out!

Again, because of the number of photos in this post, it was not feasible to display them in a larger format within the post itself.  Click on the individual thumbnails to get a better look at these amazing photos.

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