September 22, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

Doland Sees Damage

NORTHEAST, SOUTH DAKOTA - Powerful thunderstorms quickly moved across northeast, South Dakota bring winds from 55mph to over 70mph on Thursday morning.

Photo Credit:  Spink County Emergency Management
Photo Credit: Spink County Emergency Management
Photo Credit:  Spink County Emergency Management
Photo Credit: Spink County Emergency Management

Many trees along the storm's path were no match with large branches snapping and many trees blown down.  In Doland, the elevator in town was damage in the storm (picture above).

Photo Credit:  Spink County Emergency Management
Photo Credit: Spink County Emergency Management

West of Doland along US Highway 212, about eight power poles were snapped off causing power issues in the area.  As the storm continued east, multiple trees and power lines were blown down in Clark from an estimated 60mph winds.  The city itself saw power outages.

Continued eastward, a MESONET Station along US Highway 212 near State Highway 25 recorded a thunderstorm wind gust of 66mph.

Photo Credit:  Spink County Emergency Management
Photo Credit: Spink County Emergency Management