A Recap of Monday Morning’s Severe Storms

SOME PLACES RECORDED WIND GUSTS OF 100+ MPH!

Early Monday morning a strong complex of storms moved through the area bringing some very strong winds and causing some heavy damage. Storms developed late in the day on Sunday and pushed east overnight. Below is a timeline of the storms and how fast they moved. Starting near Pierre around 2:30 a.m. and spanning 190 mile to impact Sioux Falls just a little over two hours later. That is an average of around 85 mph!

Straight-line winds were the culprit for plenty of damage across the area. It seems as if Garretson was hit the hardest from these storms. A look at the radar velocity scan near Garretson as the strongest part of the storms moved through, shows wind velocities of 100+ mph! Below is a look at that scan as well as some damage pictures from the area.

Garretson wasn’t the only place to get hit hard. Hartford saw damage from this storm and so did places like Vermillion (Pictured below) and Sheldon, IA where an airplane hangar was destroyed (Pictured below).


Vermillion Tree Damage – Photo Courtesy: @akerkhove


Sheldon, IA Airplane Hangar Damage – Photo Courtesy: @jjabraham

Here’s a look at a list of the wind totals from early this morning.

122 mph – Hayes
100 mph – Garretson
95 mph – Sheldon, IA
91 mph – Hayes
82 mph – 12th & Tea Ellis Rd.
81 mph – Pierre
81 mph – 10 miles S of Bullhead
81 mph – De Smet
80 mph – Rowena (Willow Run)
76 mph – Jackson, MN
75 mph – George, IA
74 mph – Worthington, MN
73 mph – Lowry
73 mph – Chamberlain
72 mph – Sioux Falls Airport
70 mph – Presho
70 mph – Kennebec
70 mph – Hamill
68 mph – Geddes
68 mph – Windom, MN
67 mph – Danford
67 mph – Slayton, MN
67 mph – Baltic
66 mph – Vivian
66 mph – Spencer, IA
66 mph – Marshall, MN
65 mph – Garretson
64 mph – Canning
64 mph – Brookings
64 mph – Brandon
63 mph – Luverne, MN
61 mph – Parkston
60 mph – White Horse
60 mph – Mobridge
60 mph – Selby
60 mph – Hoven
60 mph – Redfield
60 mph – Vermillion
60 mph – Wood
60 mph – Harris, IA
60 mph – Mountain Lake, MN
59 mph – Lake Park, IA
57 mph – Salem

On top of the high winds, some places saw some substantial rainfall. Below is a list of the rain totals we have received from the National Weather Service and the resulting map of other official totals that have been recorded at some of the local airports.

RAINFALL TOTALS:
3.35” – Webster
3.00” – 3 miles SE of Hazel
2.60” – 4 miles W of Hayti
2.50” – Leola
2.45” – Andover
2.25” – 9 miles SW of Roslyn
2.00” – Greenway
2.00” – Pierre
1.85” – Fort Pierre
1.65” – Brandt
1.61” – Groton
1.56” – 8 miles ENE of Watertown
1.53” – 8 miles NNE of Watertown
0.51” – KDLT Studios

Now the clean up begins and the good news is that Mother Nature has cleared us up and will give us a pretty nice day on Tuesday! Rain does return to the forecast later this week, hopefully we will not see anything severe!

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-Brandon Spinner
Chief Meteorologist