October 16, 2021


Western Wind Event

Storms on Tuesday brought strong winds, heavy rains and isolated hail to the western half of the state.  The strongest winds were reported about 3 miles northwest of Union Center with a gust of 59mph.

Hail was not very large with only nickel size (0.88") only reported about 8 miles northeast of Belvidere and 2 miles northwest of Saint Onge.

Besides the wind and hail, many locations received about a half of an inch to over an inch of rain.  An inch and quarter was reported northwest of Wall and just under that amount northwest of Kadoka.

The complete report can be found below.

Wind Reports:
3W of Union Center: 59mph
5NW of New Underwood: 58mph
1SW of Red Elm: 54mph
12SW of Castle Rock: 52mph
8NE of Belvidere: 50mph
6SE of Meadow: 50mph

Hail Reports:
8NE of Belvidere: Nickle Size (0.88")
2NW of Saint Onge:  Nickle Size (0.88")

Rainfall Reports (Over an Inch):
9NW of Wall: 1.26"
3NW of Kadoka: 1.23"
2NW of Saint Onge: 1.50"