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Central South Dakota Tornadoes: 18 June 2014




During the late afternoon and evening hours of June 18th, 2014, a cluster of severe storms produced a total of five (5) tornadoes across portions of central South Dakota.  While a majority of the tornadoes remained over ranchland and cropland, two farmsteads did sustain damage.  The    worst tornadic damage occurred on a farm just to the east of Stephan, SD, where EF-1 damage was surveyed.  One other farm southwest of Ree Heights sustained EF-0 damage. 

A summary of each tornado event in the NWS Aberdeen forecast area and the approximate tornado track is provided below, along with any related photographs.

For information on the Wessington Springs EF-2 tornado, please click HERE for a summary from the NWS in Sioux Falls.



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