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Starting early on Wednesday July 17th, 2019 a line of severe thunderstorms moved across southeast South Dakota and into northwest Iowa. While there was some small hail, damaging winds were the biggest hazard with these storms. Many reports of uprooted trees, branches ripped off, as well as some damage to farm buildings and other structures occurred as the storms moved eastward. While most of the damage that occurred was the result of severe straight line winds, a short-lived EF-1 tornado did occur 1 mile north of Tripp, SD that damaged three farmsteads. Aside from the severe threat, the storms produced very heavy rainfall causing urban flooding.

Image Credit: John Bunkers


Tornado - Tripp, SD
Hutchinson County

Date 7-17-2019
Time (Local) 5:22 AM
EF-Rating EF-1
Est. Peak Winds 110 mph
Path Length 1.7 miles
Max Width 50 yards
Injuries/Deaths 0


Short-lived EF-1 tornado damaged three farmsteads approximately 0.5 to 1.5 miles north of Tripp, SD.

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