Thursday Brings Storms and Damage to Parts of DRG Listening Area



UNDATED – (DRG News) Thunderstorms, from average to severe, raked parts of the state yesterday. Rain amounts varied. In Mobridge, city residents continue to clean up from a storm that brought high winds and left damage in its wake. City officials remind residents that the rubble site is open and will remain open all weekend long.
Rain and winds were prevalent in the Pierre/Fort Pierre and neighboring areas. Here are a few rain reports from KGFX listeners this morning:
-.65 at Anchor’s Point at Marion’s Gardens in Fort Pierre
-.43 with lots of wind and lightning 10 miles west of Fort Pierre
-.52 north of Farm Island
-.65 21 miles southeast of Draper
-.32 in Onida
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were reported last night in parts of southwestern SD, in Haakon and Jackson counties along with the storms that hit hard in Walworth, Campbell, Corson and Dewey counties. In addition, a Flash Flood Warning was issued until early this morning for parts of Campbell, Corson and Dewey Counties
Significant Weather Advisories were issued for parts of Hughes, Potter, Sully, Walworth, Hand, Hyde, Lyman, Buffalo, Campbell, Stanley, McPherson, Edmunds and Faulk Counties.
National Weather Service reports from yesterday’s storms include:
-Hail about one mile northeast of Green Grass in Dewey County
-Thunderstorm wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour in Mobridge
-77 mile per hour wind gusts in Mobridge-measured at the Municipal Airport. Trees were blown down and a partial roof was blown off a building
-Thunderstorm wind gusts of 55 MPH two miles west of Roscoe
-Thunderstorm wind gusts of 50 MPH five miles south of Ree Heights. The wind blew some leaves off trees and the hail was very brief
-Heavy rain-up to two inches- four miles north of Little Eagle
-1.50 inches of rain three miles south of McLaughlin
-1.00 of rain four miles southeast of Little Eagle
-60 MPH wind guests one mile north of Agar in Sully County. Winds lasted about 30 minutes

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