NWS Confirms 3 EF-2 Tornadoes Touched Down in Sioux Falls

Courtesy: National Weather Service Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The National Weather Service has confirmed that three EF-2 tornados have touched down in Sioux Falls following a preliminary survey of the damage.

The National Weather Service says all three tornados touched down just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

The first confirmed tornado caused significant damage to businesses along 41st Street between Kiwanis and Western Avenues. A second tornado touched down near West 69th Street causing damage to the Avera Health Complex. The third tornado caused damage to a southern Sioux Falls neighborhood near Journey Elementary.

The National Weather Service lead meteorologist Todd Heitkamp says three-quarters of the city was impacted by winds reaching 100mph.

Heitkamp says the last time a tornado touched down in Sioux Falls was in October 1996.

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