Severe Thunderstorms Tornado

Crooks’ Tornado Rated EF-0

Photo Credit:  Sioux Falls National Weather Service On Thursday, a rapidly developing thunderstorm north of Sioux Falls brought a brief tornado.  The National Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls reported an EF-0 tornado developed about five miles west of Crooks, South Dakota in Minnehaha County. The maximum winds in the tornado was about 75mph which Read More…

Severe Thunderstorms Tornado

Tornadoes Once Again

Tornadoes once again returned to southwest, South Dakota during Wednesday afternoon.  The second time in a week, tornado sirens were activated in Martin, South Dakota. The Emergency Management in Bennett County reported a tornado on the ground for under one minute about 8 miles northwest of Swett. Later on about 9 miles west of Allen Read More…

Severe Thunderstorms Tornado

Survey Team Rates Lucas Tornado

Last Sunday, isolated strong and rotating thunderstorms developed over south-central, South Dakota dropping one confirmed tornado near Lucas, South Dakota. The damage survey team from the National Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls went to the scene and found damage to some trees along a shelter belt.  Luckily no injuries or damage to buildings occurred. Read More…

Severe Thunderstorms Tornado

Tornado Spotted near Platte

Another round a tornadoes has hit the state this afternoon, this time in south-central, South Dakota.  The public about 10 miles west of Platte reported a tornado on the ground at 4:28pm CDT, Sunday evening. No reports of damage at this time. Latest Storm Icon Radar Images:  South-Central, South Dakota

Severe Thunderstorms Tornado

Twister near Martin

Photo Credit:  Lily Alexander An isolated strong thunderstorm northwest of Martin brought this twister to the region Saturday afternoon.  Law enforcement in the area reported a tornado on the ground about 4 miles northwest of Swett in Bennett County. Besides the tornado, the storm was capable of producing hail to the size of tennis balls Read More…

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Landspout Twister near Mission

The National Weather Service Office in Aberdeen reported on Wednesday that a landspout tornado developed near Mission in south-central, South Dakota.  The landspout caused damage to one home’s shingles, damage to trees, a swing set and carport.  The landspout was on the ground for about a tenth of mile with a maximum width of 20 Read More…

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…