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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