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Power Out in Howard

The Miner County Sheriff’s Office has reported power lines are down within the city of Howard in southeast, South Dakota. According to the South Dakota Rural Electric Association, 249 electric cooperative members are without power at 9:50pm CDT.  The most power outages are in McCook County.

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Lime Size Hail, Winds +60mph

A cluster of severe thunderstorms impacted south-central, South Dakota with large hail and gusty winds.    The largest hail recorded before 7:00pm CDT this evening was reported 4 miles northeast of Cedar Butte.  Hail to the size of limes (2.00″) was reported.  Other locations like White River, northeast of Wood, southwest of Chamberlain and southeast Read More…

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Storms Popping Up

Thunderstorms have popped up across South Dakota and some have been severe.  Already today large hail has been reported over the Black Hills and strong gusty winds up to 60mph has been reported in central, South Dakota. Earlier this afternoon, a few severe thunderstorms brought hail to northern and central regions of the hills.   Read More…

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The West Gets Pounded

Once again the western side of the state gets pounded with severe thunderstorms and flooding rains.  Over two inches of rain fell from thunderstorms and highways shutdown from flooding waters and fallen rocks. The Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Management reported on Sunday that BIA Highway 27 was closed from severe flooding between Manderson to Sharps Read More…

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Storm Reports: August 5th

Continued severe storms impacted South Dakota once again, this time across southwest, South Dakota.  On Monday, hail to the size of golf balls and wind gust of 60mph was reported. A severe thunderstorm developed over Custer County during the mid afternoon.  The storm brought ping pong ball size hail (1.50″) to about seven miles west Read More…

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Southwest Hail and Winds

Golf ball size hail, wind gust just under hurricane force and heavy rains impacted the southwest on Sunday.  A severe thunderstorm over Oglala Lakota County brought 70mph wind gust along with golf ball size hail about 3 miles northeast of Kyle.  The city of Kyle saw flooding as very heavy rains hit the region. To Read More…

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Harding County hit with Hail/Winds

A round of thunderstorms moved into western, South Dakota on Saturday with some isolated strong to severe thunderstorms.  Hail up to the size of golf balls (1.75″) and wind gust of 61mph was reported with these storms. Harding County received the most storm reports as a couple of severe thunderstorm moved across the county.  About Read More…

Damaging Winds Hail Severe Thunderstorms

Storm Reports: July 20th

Photo Credit:  Kingsbury County Sheriff’s Office Heat, humidity and a cold front fueled more severe thunderstorms for South Dakota.  Starting late Friday night, a band of thunderstorms formed over western, South Dakota and continued east throughout the night and into Saturday morning. During the event, the largest hail about two inches fell to ground in Read More…

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Wind Damage in Aberdeen

Photo Credit:  Aberdeen National Weather Service As another round of severe thunderstorms impacted the state, damage occurred in many locations Friday morning. During the early morning hours, thunderstorms developed over northwest, South Dakota and moved eastward.  These storms continue across northern regions of the state before tracking into Minnesota. Strong powerful winds ranging to 55mph to Read More…