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Rainfall totals from October 1-2, 2019

Published 2019-10-02

Rain fell across the region to start the month of October. The heaviest rainfall was from far southeastern South Dakota into northwestern Iowa where up to 4 inches of rain fell in 48 hours.

Heavy Rainfall and Flooding September 11-12, 2019

Published 2019-09-19

Significant Flooding Continues Across the Area

Published 2019-09-12

Significant flooding continues after heavy rains last week. Here is a page to assist and monitor flooding in the area.

Preliminary Storm Reports from September 10-11, 2019

Published 2019-09-11

August 17th Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

Published 2019-08-19

Severe thunderstorms brought large hail, and a bow echo with damaging winds and embedded tornadoes, to the area on the evening of the 17th.

Severe Storms Produce Significant Damage in Burke, SD - August 6, 2019

Published 2019-08-07

Severe storms produced significant damage across portions of central and south central South Dakota and Nebraska during the evening of August 6th. Storms produced hail over 3" in diameter along with a tornado in Burke, SD.

July 20, 2019 Severe Thunderstorms Summary

Published 2019-07-20

A cluster of thunderstorms evolved into a line and moved across southeastern South Dakota and into southwestern Minnesota & northwestern Iowa Saturday morning. While there was some small hail, damaging straight line winds were the main concern with these storms.

July 18, 2019 Crooks, SD Tornado Summary

Published 2019-07-19

A line of scattered thunderstorms rapidly developed along and north of Interstate 90 in the late afternoon and early evening of July 18th. A thunderstorm near Crooks, SD quickly became tornadic. A brief EF-0 tornado damaged the roof of a barn approximately 5 miles west of Crooks, SD. Maximum winds were estimated to be 75 mph. There were no reported injuries or deaths.

July 17th Severe Thunderstorm Summary

Published 2019-07-17

Starting early on Wednesday July 17th, 2019 a line of severe thunderstorms moved across southeast South Dakota and into northwest Iowa. 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.

July 1st, 2019 - Heavy Rainfall

Published 2019-07-02

Scattered thunderstorms developed over the reigon during the afternoon and evening of July 1st, producing heavy rainfall and isolated hail. Hours later, a line of thunderstorms developed along and east of a line from Yankton to Hartford, SD, before slowly moving southeast into northwest Iowa. These storms produced total rainfall amounts as high as 4 to almost 5 inches