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Isolated rotating storms developed along a front in south central South Dakota in the afternoon of Sunday, June 30, 2019. These storms produced 1 confirmed tornado near the small town of Lucas in northern Gregory County, as well as up to golf ball size hail. An earlier isolated storm in southwest Minnesota briefly produced up to half dollar size hail. Additional storms moved from south central to east central South Dakota after sunset, producing isolated damaging wind gusts, with damage primarily to trees and power lines.

Tornado near Lucas, SD viewed from the west. Photo courtesy of Jon Sperl.
Tornado near Lucas, SD. 
Photo courtesy of Jon Sperl.

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