October 1, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

Tornadoes Given Ratings

The National Weather Service in Aberdeen reported three tornadoes developed over the Day County area on Monday evening and caused some damage.

The first tornado that form north of Webster was given a rating of an EF-0 with peak winds of 73mph.  The tornado width was about 10 yards and traveled about a tenth of mile.

The second tornado, more powerful then the first, formed four miles north of Bristol shortly after 8:00pm.  The tornado had maximum winds of 90mph and traveled just under a mile and half.

The EF-1 tornado touched down in a field before crossing a road north of Bristol.  The twister tossed a fiberglass shed about 70 yards and lifted an outbuilding off its foundation.

The last tornado was a short lived and came to the ground about seven miles northeast of Bristol.  According to the weather service, the peak winds were 73mph and had a width of 10 yards.

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National Weather Service in Aberdeen, SD - Photo Credit: Karen Johnson