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Storm Reports – June 8th

Unsettle weather continues to bring severe thunderstorms to South Dakota, this time across the west on Monday.  Near tennis ball size hail, strong winds up to 60mph and heavy rains impacted the region. Large Hail: 1NW of Hisega: 2.25″ 5SW of Rapid City: 1.75″ 3N of Sheridan Lake: 1.75″ 5NE of Hayward: 1.50″ 3SW of Read More…

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Severe Storms / Flooding Continue

Mother Nature continues to bring severe thunderstorms and wet conditions to South Dakota.  On Friday, hail to the size of golf balls (1.75″) were reported near the Spearfish area and half dollar size hail (1.50″) were found near Tilford and Zeona, South Dakota. National Weather Service / Photo Credit: Amanda Breann Damaging winds caused damage Read More…

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Heavy Rains, Flooding

Severe weather once again impacted the state bring large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rain and flooding.  Very strong thunderstorms formed over southwest, South Dakota during Wednesday afternoon and became widespread. These thunderstorms brought very heavy rain with locations reporting over two inches.  The Emergency Management at the Oglala Sioux Tribe reported flash flooding over Read More…

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Sunday’s Storm Reports

Sunday’s Rainfall Reports: Aberdeen: Trace Brookings: 0.25″ Chamberlain: 1.46″ Custer: 0.05″ 14SE of Dupree: 1.86″ Faith: 4.08″ Huron: 0.36″ Madison: 0.09″ Mitchell: 0.23″ Mobridge: 0.14″ Philip: 0.57″ Pierre: 0.89″ Pine Ridge: 0.34″ Rapid City Airport: 0.04″ Sioux Falls: 0.67″ Sisseton: 0.00″ Watertown: Trace Winner: 0.09″ Yankton: 0.27″ Sunday’s Hail Reports: 8W of Belle Fourche: 1.25″ Read More…

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Change in the Weather

Showers and thunderstorms have already been seen in western, South Dakota and are signs of things to come.  Today’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies in the east with partly to mostly cloudy skies in the west.  Chance of rain and thunderstorms continue for the west and central regions of the state. By tonight, Read More…

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Mellette County Flooding

Photo Credit: Mellette County Sheriff’s Office   The Mellette County Sheriff’s Office in south-central, South Dakota is warning the public about flooding that is occurring.  The area experience heavy rains over the past few days which resulted in many rivers and creeks to flood.  This image above shows the Cotton Wood Creek going over the Read More…

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Friday’s Rainfall Amounts

Strong thunderstorms on Friday and Friday night brought heavy rains to the region.  Below are the official rainfall amounts… Aberdeen:  1.23″ Brookings:  2.19″ Buffalo: 1.43″ Chamberlain:  0.65″ Custer: 0.13″ Faith: 0.22″ Huron:  1.86″ Mitchell: 0.77″ Mobridge:  1.06 Philip: 1.08″ Pierre:  0.92″ Pine Ridge: 0.17″ Rapid City Airport: 0.76″ Rapid City NWS: 0.53″ Sioux Falls Airport: Read More…

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Strong Storm Still Coming

The powerful winter storm still forecast to impact South Dakota starting tomorrow and continue into Thursday as well as Friday morning. The National Weather Service has placed east-central, northeast, central, south-central and southwest, South Dakota under a Blizzard Warning.  Winter Storm Watches are still in effect for southeast and north-central, South Dakota.  The far west Read More…

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Flooding from Storm

After heavy rains and melting snow, the eastern half of the state had people dealing with flooding.  The Yankton Fire Department posted this image on Facebook and stated the department and the Yankton Search and Rescue had to rescue and evacuate stranded motorist and people that were trapped from raising flood waters on Thursday. According Read More…