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Early Season Winter Storm Moves into the Northeast; Cold Front Brings Snow Across the Northern Rockies into the Upper Midwest

The early season winter storm spreads to the Northeast bringing snow, sleet, and freezing rain to the region, in addition to gusty winds and coastal flooding. A series of cold fronts dropping southward from Canada will lead to snow across the Northern/Central Rockies into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Read More >

Overview

July started out as a very active severe weather month! Back to back events brought flooding, hail and high winds to the region. Read about the events from July 2nd & 3rd and July 3rd & 4th below.

July 2-3

Thunderstorms developed during the evening of July 2nd, extending from Hyde and Hand counties northeast through parts of northeast South Dakota and west central MN. Due to lack of steering winds and back building, the storms over Hand and Spink counties became almost stationary, dumping rain over the same area for over four hours straight. The most significant flooding was reported over northern Hand County where rainfall estimates came in anywhere between 4 and 11 inches. Additional storms developed east into Clark and Hamlin counties and also produced hail and gusty winds.

July 3-4

Initial isolated, slow moving storms developed the night of July 3rd, producing heavy rain and large hail, mainly over parts of Faulk county.

A second straightline wind producing system developed over western South Dakota after midnight and tracked east northeast across parts of north central South Dakota. Significant damage was reported around the Eagle Butte, Mobridge and Long Lake areas. A weather reporting station at the Mobridge airport recorded 96 mph winds and a weather station 10 miles west of Long Lake also recorded 96 mph winds. 

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