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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…

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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…

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30 Minutes of Large Hail

A trained weather spotter in Custer County located in west-central, South Dakota reported a severe thunderstorm that dropped large hail for a long period of time.  Shortly after 2pm MDT, a weather spotter located 5 miles northwest of Fairburn reported a thunderstorm that dropped hail to the size of ping pong (1.50″).  The event last 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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Stormy Weather for Late Sunday

A nice day across South Dakota with temperatures into the upper 60s to the mid 70s.  Tomorrow clouds will start to increase with a chance of showers and thunderstorms across the west during the day.  By the evening hours and into the overnight, numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected.  Some thunderstorms could be severe with Read More…