September 22, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

Powerful Storm Causes Damage

SOUTHEAST, SOUTH DAKOTA - Authorities in Lincoln County reported a number of trees, powers lines and damage near the Lennox area during yesterday's storms.

Photo Credit:  Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Yesterday, the sheriff's office in Lincoln County reported Interstate 29 was shut down between the Lennox and Worthing exit as a semi was blown onto it's side.

Powerful winds in Lennox caused many trees to blow over and one almost hitting a house.

Photo Credit:  Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

In other places, strong winds caused damaged and even blow out part of building, spreading debris everywhere.

Photo Credit:  Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Credit:  Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Wind damage also occurred in the Harrisburg and in the southeast end of Sioux Falls where trees were knocked to the ground from thunderstorm wind gust.  After these storms moved out of the area, another round of severe thunderstorms redevelop bring large hail, some as the size of golf balls (1.75") and very heavy rain.  Below are the reports from the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls.

04:07 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 6 WSW HURLEY, SD Tstm Wnd Gst 70 MPH
04:15 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 HURLEY, SD Hail 1.00 INCH
04:30 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 4 NNW WORTHING, SD Tstm Wnd Dmg
04:38 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 2 SSE SIOUX FALLS, SD Tstm Wnd Dmg
04:40 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 HARRISBURG, SD Tstm Wnd Dmg
04:45 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 2 E HARRISBURG, SD Funnel Cloud
06:32 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 5 SE CLAYTON, SD Hail 0.70 INCH
06:55 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 1 W HARRISBURG, SD Hail 1.00 INCH
06:58 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 SALEM, SD Hail 1.75 INCH
07:16 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 2 NE CANTON, SD Hail 1.00 INCH
07:20 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 3 S SALEM, SD Hail 1.75 INCH
07:50 pm CDT - 8/28/2021 5 E CANISTOTA, SD Hail 1.50 INCH