October 16, 2021


Scattered Storms with Hail


Photo Credit:  DakotaRadar

The past couple of days have brought scattered showers and thunderstorms to South Dakota with some of these storms becoming severe dropping large hail.  The largest hail reported was about 3 miles northwest of Fairburn in Custer County.  Tennis ball size hail (2.5") was recorded Sunday evening.  Other locations 5 miles southwest of Rapid City and 9 miles southwest of Hermosa reported hail the size of pool balls (2.25").

By Monday, the severe weather reports were more isolated with quarter size hail reported 3 miles northwest of Nemo and 3 miles north of Johnson Siding in western, South Dakota.

On Tuesday, the severe thunderstorms shifted over to central and eastern South Dakota.  So far, the largest hail was recorded about 13 miles southwest of Seneca in Hyde County.  Hail to the size of limes (2.00") pounded the ground as thunderstorms moved over the region.

Other reports from Tuesday were: 3 miles southwest of Brentwood Colony, 7 miles northeast of Moritz and 8 miles southwest of Barnard with quarter size (1.00") hail.  Golf ball size (1.75") was reported in Hyde County about 7 miles southeast of Highmore and half dollar size (1.25") just north of Aberdeen.

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