National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


During the afternoon of July 29, 2018, an intense thunderstorm over northeast and east-central Oglala Lakota County produced a brief tornado and significant straight-line wind damage. The tornado developed about 6.5 miles south of Kyle, SD in a small grove of trees off American Horse Creek Road. The tops of trees were twisted and broken off. The highest winds of the tornado were estimated to be 80 mph, which gives it a rating of EF-0.

In addition, straight-line winds severely damaged several houses southwest of Kyle, with one house being completely destroyed. Estimated wind speeds there were as high as 120 mph. 

3 SW Kyle

(NWS Storm Survey)

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