September 30, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

Widespread Storm Reports

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