SOUTH DAKOTA - Widespread severe weather covered the landscape of South Dakota starting Saturday afternoon and going into the overnight hours.
A line of thunderstorms in western, South Dakota began the long list of severe weather with large hail and gusty winds.
Shortly after 5:00 pm MDT, just north of Pactola Reservoir, in western Pennington County, hail to the size of grapefruit or 4.5 inches in diameter was observed. Baseball size or 2.75 inches in diameter hail was recorded a few miles northwest of Pactola Reservoir, and tennis ball size (2.50 inches) dropped from the storm northeast of Silver City.
Back towards the southwest of Rapid City near Rockerville, golf ball size hail was discovered, and quarter-sized hail was reported near Rapid City's downtown.
As the storms moved into the plains, most of the severe weather reports became strong thunderstorm winds.
The strongest winds reported from Saturday's event was about 15 miles southeast of Mission in southwest, South Dakota with a wind gust of 79mph. Near Witten, a wind gust of 77mph, still hurricane-force winds were reported shortly after 11:00 pm CDT.
A 72mph wind gust occurred southeast of Mitchell and near Stickney a 68mph gust of wind blew through the area.
These storms continue to hold their strength as they moved into Iowa with 50mph wind gust reported.
Below are the storm reports from the National Weather Service Offices in South Dakota.
|05:59 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||2 NE SILVER CITY, SD||Hail||2.50 INCH|
|06:00 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||2 NNW PACTOLA RESV, SD||Hail||2.75 INCH|
|06:30 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||PACTOLA RESV, SD||Hail||1.75 INCH|
|06:10 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||1 N PACTOLA RESV, SD||Hail||4.50 INCH|
|06:40 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||4 NNW BLACK HAWK, SD||Hail||1.00 INCH|
|07:00 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||2 ESE ROCKERVILLE, SD||Hail||1.75 INCH|
|06:45 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||4 SW DWTN RAPID CITY, SD||Hail||0.75 INCH|
|07:05 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||1 E DWTN RAPID CITY, SD||Hail||1.00 INCH|
|07:40 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||1 SW HERMOSA, SD||Hail||0.88 INCH|
|07:37 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||5 NNW FAIRBURN, SD||Hail||0.25 INCH|
|06:15 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||2 NW EDGEMONT, SD||Hail||1.00 INCH|
|06:20 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||7 NW EDGEMONT, SD||Hail||1.00 INCH|
|08:00 am CDT - 8/9/2020||8 NNE CHAMBERLAIN, SD||Heavy Rain||1.00 INCH|
|07:00 am CDT - 8/9/2020||7 SE KIMBALL, SD||Heavy Rain||1.00 INCH|
|08:00 am CDT - 8/9/2020||4 E GREGORY, SD||Heavy Rain||1.01 INCH|
|08:00 am CDT - 8/9/2020||8 W ETHAN, SD||Heavy Rain||1.25 INCH|
|07:00 am CDT - 8/9/2020||TYNDALL, SD||Heavy Rain||1.40 INCH|
|01:32 am CDT - 8/9/2020||5 ESE CANISTOTA, SD||Tstm Wnd Dmg|
|10:15 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||7 E LAKEVIEW, SD||Tstm Wnd Dmg|
|01:28 am CDT - 8/9/2020||1 N HURON, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||56 MPH|
|01:33 am CDT - 8/9/2020||3 E CAVOUR, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||54 MPH|
|12:16 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||7 NE ESTELLINE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||50 MPH|
|02:40 am CDT - 8/9/2020||7 NNE ESTELLINE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||66 MPH|
|07:06 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||RAPID CITY ARPT, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||54 MPH|
|08:03 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||FARMINGDALE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||65 MPH|
|07:33 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||3 WSW FAIRBURN, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||62 MPH|
|08:30 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||3 NNW SCENIC, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||56 MPH|
|09:24 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||4 E CACTUS FLAT, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||56 MPH|
|08:40 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||5 N SCENIC, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||50 MPH|
|07:36 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||6 SW HERMOSA, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||60 MPH|
|07:55 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||2 NNE PINE RIDGE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||55 MPH|
|09:58 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||11 SW PARMELEE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||56 MPH|
|07:55 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||12 ENE BUFFALO GAP, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||60 MPH|
|07:55 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||3 ESE PINE RIDGE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||64 MPH|
|10:10 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||6 W PARMELEE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||56 MPH|
|09:34 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||7 E WANBLEE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||54 MPH|
|09:04 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||9 SW BATESLAND, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||51 MPH|
|12:15 am CDT - 8/9/2020||3 S CHAMBERLAIN, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||67 MPH|
|12:59 am CDT - 8/9/2020||3 N GANN VALLEY, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||77 MPH|
|12:41 am CDT - 8/9/2020||12 SSW WESSINGTON SPRIN, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||60 MPH|
|12:59 am CDT - 8/9/2020||LANE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||56 MPH|
|12:57 am CDT - 8/9/2020||WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||60 MPH|
|01:14 am CDT - 8/9/2020||3 N MITCHELL, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||54 MPH|
|01:10 am CDT - 8/9/2020||4 ESE FORESTBURG, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||60 MPH|
|12:59 am CDT - 8/9/2020||3 SE MITCHELL, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||72 MPH|
|01:04 am CDT - 8/9/2020||1 NNW ALEXANDRIA, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||65 MPH|
|01:25 am CDT - 8/9/2020||5 SSE CANOVA, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||53 MPH|
|11:59 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||14 W PLATTE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||60 MPH|
|12:24 am CDT - 8/9/2020||1 S KIMBALL, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||58 MPH|
|12:14 am CDT - 8/9/2020||2 WSW PICKSTOWN, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||60 MPH|
|12:39 am CDT - 8/9/2020||5 NNE STICKNEY, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||68 MPH|
|01:05 am CDT - 8/9/2020||5 ESE TYNDALL, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||58 MPH|
|02:09 am CDT - 8/9/2020||3 SE MONTROSE, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||51 MPH|
|11:04 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||4 SSE WITTEN, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||77 MPH|
|11:19 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||1 NE WINNER, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||61 MPH|
|10:54 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||WEWELA, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||52 MPH|
|11:40 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||2 W HAMILL, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||57 MPH|
|10:14 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||15 SSE MISSION, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||79 MPH|
|10:15 pm CDT - 8/8/2020||19 ESE SAINT FRANCIS, SD||Tstm Wnd Gst||60 MPH|