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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

Tornado in Gregory County, SD - June 30, 2019

Published 2019-07-02

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 in northern Gregory County, as well as up to golf ball size hail. Additional storms produced large hail and wind damage in parts of southwest Minnesota and southeast South Dakota.

Severe Storms and Flash Flooding - Morning of June 27, 2019

Published 2019-06-28

A thunderstorm complex moved across the region during the early to mid morning hours on June 27, 2019. Isolated severe storms within the complex produced large hail and damaging winds, with heavy rain and localized flash flooding also reported.

Information Regarding the River Flooding

Published 2019-05-27

River flooding continues across the region. We've collected the most useful resources together to help you gather information on the river flooding risk in your area.

April 10-12th, 2019 Blizzard and Ice Storm

Published 2019-04-12

A significant late winter/early spring winter storm impacted the region bringing high snowfall totals, blizzard conditions, ice accumulations and even thunderstorms