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…

Damaging Winds Severe Thunderstorms

Three Injured in Storm

National Weather Service – Photo Credit: Cindy Minder-Doyle In Charles Mix County in south-central, South Dakota three people were injured from Tuesday’s night storms. A thunderstorm brought hurricane force winds of 115mph which created tree damage throughout Snake Creek State Recreation. Three people inside a tent were injured when tree branches fell onto their tent. Read More…


State Highway Closes

Photo Credit:  Butte County Sheriff’s Office Heavy rains and powerful thunderstorms closed off State Highway 79 in Butte County.  The sheriff’s office took this picture of the flooded highway which was making motorists take different routes.  According the Department of Transport at 8:30pm CDT, Wednesday evening, the highway was open but rough.


Child Trapped in Storm Canal

The Rapid City Fire Department reported this afternoon that a 12 year old child was trapped inside a storm water canal in the Robbinsdale area during a flash flooding incident.  The department reported that the child was carried downstream for about five blocks before he was able to get himself out. The child was taken Read More…

Damaging Winds Hail Severe Thunderstorms

Damage in Huron

An isolated severe thunderstorm over east-central, South Dakota caused some issues in Huron.  Strong thunderstorm winds of 76mph was reported one mile northwest of Huron which broke several trees limbs and downed a few trees throughout town. The same thunderstorm damaged several 6 to 12 inch diameter limbs north of Wolsey and brought nickel to Read More…

Damaging Winds Hail Heavy Rain Severe Thunderstorms

Storm Reports – June 8th

Unsettle weather continues to bring severe thunderstorms to South Dakota, this time across the west on Monday.  Near tennis ball size hail, strong winds up to 60mph and heavy rains impacted the region. Large Hail: 1NW of Hisega: 2.25″ 5SW of Rapid City: 1.75″ 3N of Sheridan Lake: 1.75″ 5NE of Hayward: 1.50″ 3SW of Read More…


Highway Closes in North-Central, SD

The Corson County Sheriff’s Office has advised that State Highway 1806 north of Kenel is closed.  The agency stated that just north of the North Dakota and South Dakota stated line, the highway has washed out along with vehicles in the water. Law enforcement is asking motorist to stay cleared the area to allow first Read More…

Damaging Winds Flooding Hail Heavy Rain Severe Thunderstorms

Severe Storms / Flooding Continue

Mother Nature continues to bring severe thunderstorms and wet conditions to South Dakota.  On Friday, hail to the size of golf balls (1.75″) were reported near the Spearfish area and half dollar size hail (1.50″) were found near Tilford and Zeona, South Dakota. National Weather Service / Photo Credit: Amanda Breann Damaging winds caused damage 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…

Flooding Heavy Rain Severe Thunderstorms

Heavy Rains, Flooding

Severe weather once again impacted the state bring large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rain and flooding.  Very strong thunderstorms formed over southwest, South Dakota during Wednesday afternoon and became widespread. These thunderstorms brought very heavy rain with locations reporting over two inches.  The Emergency Management at the Oglala Sioux Tribe reported flash flooding over Read More…