Funnel Cloud Severe Thunderstorms Tornado

Sirens Sound Twice

Those in Brookings heard the tornado sirens go off twice in one day as two thunderstorms threaten the community on Saturday.  Shortly after 12:00pm, law enforcement reported a funnel cloud that was forming over the community from a quickly developing thunderstorm.  Tornado sirens were activated alerting people of the pending danger.  Luckily the funnel cloud Read More…

Funnel Cloud

Funnel Cloud in Brookings

Law enforcement in Brookings reported a funnel cloud from a fast developing thunderstorm Saturday afternoon.  At 12:26pm CDT, within the city of Brookings, a funnel cloud was observed.  Tornado sirens quickly sounded to alert residents.  The thunderstorm also dropped hail before pushing eastward. Latest Storm Icon Radar:  East-Central, SD

Rain Snow Temperatures Winter

Records Broken

Records were broken during the month of May with coldest temperatures to the wettest month.  Rapid City had the 3rd coldest average temperature for the month with 48.4 degrees along with the 10th snowiest month with 6.4″ and the 3rd wettest month with 8.73″. Mount Rushmore had the snowiest May ever with a total 28.8″ Read More…

Flooding Thunderstorms

Heavy Rains in Custer

Photo Credit:  Custer County Sheriff’s Office The central and southern half of the Black Hills have saw thunderstorms that brought some heavy rains, hail and quick flooding to some locations.  These pictures from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office show what a thunderstorm did in Custer during the early afternoon. Latest Storm Icon Radar:  West-Central, South Read More…

Rain Thunderstorms

Tuesday Brings Storms

Quiet weather conditions are in place across South Dakota controlled by a high pressure system in the region.  These conditions will not last as a wave of energy will bring chances of showers and thunderstorms to the area by later tonight and continue into Tuesday and Tuesday night.  By Wednesday the chance of precipitation will Read More…

Rain Temperatures

Clearing Skies and Cooler

Clouds with showers or isolated thunderstorms across the east this morning but clouds will moved out of here from west to east.  The Black Hills may see a chance of thunderstorm this afternoon.   Highs today will be much cooler from the mid 60s to the lower 70s Tonight brings mostly clear skies with a Read More…

Hail Severe Thunderstorms Thunderstorms

Scattered Storms with Hail

Photo Credit:  DakotaRadar The past couple of days have brought scattered showers and thunderstorms to South Dakota with some of these storms becoming severe dropping large hail.  The largest hail reported was about 3 miles northwest of Fairburn in Custer County.  Tennis ball size hail (2.5″) was recorded Sunday evening.  Other locations 5 miles southwest Read More…