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During the evening of Tuesday, July 18, 2017, a supercell moved from southeastern Montana into northwestern South Dakota. It strengthened as it moved over the Newell area, dropping up to baseball sized hail, with wind gusts of 90 to 100 mph. A wind sensor in Newell broke with a measured wind gust of 93 mph. These strong winds and large hail caused damage around the Newell and Vale areas. Buildings and campers were tipped over, homes and businesses were damaged, and trees and crops were destroyed. A storm survey was completed on Wednesday, July 19th, and several pictures were taken of the damage. 


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