September 27, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

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 yards.

The weather service gave the landspout an EF-0 rating with peak winds of 75mph.

According to the agency, landspouts are typically weak and short-lived twisters that cause minor damage to property.  Landspouts tornadoes form with a developing thunderstorm before precipitation is observed with the storm.

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Photo Credit: Robert Oliver