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Tornado Damage & Flooding

August 23, 2013


Summary:

Three tornado touchdowns were recorded on the evening of Saturday August 23rd, 2014. The first tornado was spotted approximately 7 miles west of Cresbard around 5:30 pm. The tornado crossed over highway 20 before lifting. Only minor damage was noted. The tornado was rated EF0, which is consistent with wind speeds between 65 to 85 mph. About 5 minutes later, a second tornado touched down approximately 9 miles west of Cresbard, with minor damage to a garage door and a livestock trailer. This tornado was also rated as an EF0. The third confirmed tornado touchdown was about 3.5 miles northeast of Ipswich with a time estimated at around 6:35 pm. Damage was done to the farmstead at this location. The house lost part of the roof, as well as sections of siding. There was also damage to outbuildings at the site. The second tornado was rated as an EF1, which correlates with winds speeds between 86 to 110 mph. A complete description as well as photos can be found below.

Additionally, the storms dropped heavy rainfall across parts of Faulk, Edmunds, McPherson, and Brown Counties through the night. The heaviest rainfall reports ranged anywhere from 2 to 5 inches. Several roads were underwater within the Aberdeen City limits.


Description & Photos:

TORNADO #1 IN FAULK COUNTY

 

RATING:                 EF-0

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.79 MILES

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   10 YARDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               0

 

START DATE:             AUGUST 23 2014

START TIME:             530 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         7.84 MILES WEST OF CRESBARD

START LAT/LON:          45.18 / -99.11

 

END DATE:               AUGUST 23 2014

END TIME:               535 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           8.58 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF CRESBARD

END_LAT/LON:            45.21 / -99.12

 

A TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED IN FAULK COUNTY BASED UPON EVIDENCE SEEN IN VIDEOS PROVIDED BY TRAINED SPOTTERS ALONG WITH MINOR TREE DAMAGE SEEN DURING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ROUGHLY 1 MILE SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 20...TRACKING NORTH...OR JUST WEST OF NORTH...TO A LOCATION ROUGHLY 3/4 MILE NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20. MINOR TREE DAMAGE WAS SEEN

AT A HOUSE LOCATED ALONG HIGHWAY 20 WHERE THE TORNADO CROSSED. DAMAGE OF THIS MAGNITUDE IS CONSISTENT WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 70 MPH...OR EF-0 DAMAGE.

 

         

Courtesy: Bill Doms

         

Courtesy: Amanda Hill

TORNADO #2 IN FAULK COUNTY

 

RATING:                 EF-0

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5 MILES

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   15 YARDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               0

 

START DATE:             AUGUST 23 2014

START TIME:             535 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         8.8 MILES WEST OF CRESBARD

START LAT/LON:          45.18 / -99.13

 

END DATE:               AUGUST 23 2014

END TIME:               546 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           9.2 MILES NORTHWEST OF CRESBARD

END LAT/LON:            45.24 / -99.10

 

A TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED IN FAULK COUNTY BASED UPON EVIDENCE SEEN DURING A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY...COUPLED WITH SPOTTER REPORTS AND VIDEO FOOTAGE PROVIDED BY TRAINED SPOTTERS. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 0.8 MILES SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 20. THE TORNADO TRAVELED 5 MILES TO THE NORTH NORTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING. THE TORNADO CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO TWO FARMSTEADS. A GARAGE DOOR WAS BLOWN OVER THE ROOF OF THE GARAGE ALONG WITH TREE DAMAGE AT ONE PLACE. A LIVESTOCK TRAILER WAS BLOWN OVER ALONG WITH MORE TREE DAMAGE AT THE SECOND PLACE. DAMAGE OF THIS MAGNITUDE IS CONSISTENT WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 75 TO 80 MPH...OR EF-0 DAMAGE.

 

Photos (click to enlarge):

 

 

TORNADO #3 IN EDMUNDS COUNTY

 

RATING:                 EF-1

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   10 YARDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               0

 

START DATE:             AUGUST 23 2014

START TIME:             631 PM CDT

START LOCATION:         3.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF IPSWICH

START LAT/LON:          45.48 / -98.98

 

END DATE:               AUGUST 23 2014

END TIME:               6:38 PM CDT

END LOCATION:           4.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF IPSWICH

END LAT/LON:            45.50 / -98.97

 

A TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED IN EDMUNDS COUNTY BASED UPON EVIDENCE SEEN DURING A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 3.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF IPSWICH...TRAVELING ABOUT 1 MILE TO THE NORTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING. DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED TO A FARMHOUSE IN THIS LOCATION. THE HOUSE LOST A SECTION OF ITS ROOF ALONG WITH SIDING. A METAL OUTBUILDING ALSO LOST THE MAJORITY OF ITS ROOF AND A TRACTOR WAS DAMAGED DUE TO FLYING DEBRIS. THERE WAS ALSO TREE DAMAGE AND A DENTED GRAIN BIN AT THIS LOCATION. DAMAGE OF THIS MAGNITUDE IS CONSISTENT WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 90 TO 95 MPH...OR EF-1 DAMAGE.

 

Photos (click to enlarge):

 

 

 


Radar Imagery (click to enlarge):

 

 

0.5 Degree Reflectivity & Storm Relative Velocity

Loop of Event

Begin: 5:15 PM

End: 7:03 PM

 

 


24 Hour Observed Precipitation Map, August 23 – August 24, 2014:


All Storm Reports from August 23 – August 24, 2014:

 
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
1235 PM CDT SUN AUG 24 2014
 
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..
 
0540 PM     TORNADO          7 W CRESBARD            45.17N  99.09W
08/23/2014                   FAULK              SD   TRAINED SPOTTER
 
            2.5 MILES WEST OF HWY 45 ON HWY 20.
 
0630 PM     TORNADO          3 NW CRAVEN CORNER      45.48N  98.97W
08/23/2014                   EDMUNDS            SD   NWS STORM SURVEY
 
            PARTIAL LOSS OF ROOF AND SIDING TO HOME... DAMAGE TO AN
            OUTBUILDING AND GRAIN BINS
 
0800 PM     HEAVY RAIN       IPSWICH                 45.44N  99.03W
08/23/2014  M3.29 INCH       EDMUNDS            SD   CO-OP OBSERVER
 
            TOTAL RAINFALL FROM SATURDAY
 
0823 PM     HEAVY RAIN       12 SE HOSMER            45.46N  99.30W
08/23/2014  M2.94 INCH       EDMUNDS            SD   CO-OP OBSERVER
 
0908 PM     FLASH FLOOD      7 N IPSWICH             45.55N  99.03W
08/23/2014                   EDMUNDS            SD   EMERGENCY MNGR
 
            3 TO 4 INCHES OF WATER RUNNING OVER COUNTY ROAD 13
            NORTH OF IPSWICH.
 
0917 PM     HEAVY RAIN       LEOLA                   45.72N  98.94W
08/23/2014  M3.94 INCH       MCPHERSON          SD   CO-OP OBSERVER
 
0959 PM     HEAVY RAIN       TIMBER LAKE             45.43N 101.07W
08/23/2014  M3.23 INCH       DEWEY              SD   CO-OP OBSERVER
 
1106 PM     HEAVY RAIN       IPSWICH                 45.44N  99.03W
08/23/2014  M3.29 INCH       EDMUNDS            SD   CO-OP OBSERVER
 
1146 PM     FLASH FLOOD      ABERDEEN                45.47N  98.48W
08/23/2014                   BROWN              SD   NWS EMPLOYEE
 
            NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTS SEVERAL ROADS IN ABERDEEN
            UNDERWATER.
 
1147 PM     FLASH FLOOD      ABERDEEN                45.47N  98.48W
08/23/2014                   BROWN              SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT
 
            CAR STRANDED IN FLOOD WATERS BEHIND TACO BELL. 2.73
            INCHES OF RAIN THUS FAR.
 
1200 AM     FLASH FLOOD      ABERDEEN                45.47N  98.48W
08/24/2014                   BROWN              SD   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
 
            CAR RESCUES ONGOING IN ABERDEEN DUE TO FLASH FLOODING
 
1220 AM     FLASH FLOOD      ABERDEEN                45.47N  98.48W
08/24/2014                   BROWN              SD   NWS EMPLOYEE
 
            STRANDED VEHICLE NEAR 1500 BLOCK OF SOUTH LAWSON ST
 
0204 AM     HEAVY RAIN       ABERDEEN                45.47N  98.48W
08/24/2014  M2.86 INCH       BROWN              SD   ASOS
 
            TOTAL RAINFALL FROM SATURDAY MORNING TO EARLY SUNDAY
            MORNING
 
0630 AM     HEAVY RAIN       WESTPORT                45.65N  98.50W
08/24/2014  M2.20 INCH       BROWN              SD   CO-OP OBSERVER
 
            24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL
 
0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 SE ABERDEEN           45.45N  98.46W
08/24/2014  M4.37 INCH       BROWN              SD   PUBLIC
 
            STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM SATURDAY TO EARLY SUNDAY
 
0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       3 ESE ABERDEEN          45.45N  98.42W
08/24/2014  M3.52 INCH       BROWN              SD   NWS OFFICE
 
            STORM TOTAL RAINFALL MEASURED AT NWS OFFICE
 
0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       10 SE ROSCOE            45.35N  99.19W
08/24/2014  M4.37 INCH       EDMUNDS            SD   COCORAHS
 
            24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL
 
0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       1 NNE ABERDEEN          45.48N  98.47W
08/24/2014  M2.11 INCH       BROWN              SD   COCORAHS
 
            24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL
 
0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       8 SW FREDERICK          45.75N  98.63W
08/24/2014  M2.46 INCH       BROWN              SD   COCORAHS
 
            24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL
 
0800 AM     HEAVY RAIN       7 WNW HECLA             45.92N  98.29W
08/24/2014  M2.67 INCH       BROWN              SD   COCORAHS
 
            24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL
 
0900 AM     HEAVY RAIN       12 S MURDO              43.72N 100.71W
08/24/2014  M2.65 INCH       JONES              SD   COCORAHS
 
            RAINFALL TOTAL FROM SATURDAY
 
1000 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 W FAULKTON            45.03N  99.21W
08/24/2014  M2.45 INCH       FAULK              SD   PUBLIC
 
            RAINFALL TOTAL FROM SATURDAY