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Lightning Strikes Mitchell Church

First Lutheran Church Damaged

Photo Courtesy KORN Radio MITCHELL, SD- An apparent lightning strike damaged the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Neighbors say they heard a loud boom Friday night during a storm as it rolled through the Mitchell area. Saturday morning neighbors discovered chunks of concrete and rock on the church grounds and in the street. Authorities’ surrounded part of the church with…

Squall Lines 101: How They Form and Why They’re Dangerous

When it comes to severe weather, a classic severe weather event is a squall line. A line of thunderstorms that can stretch hundreds of miles and bring fairly strong winds, lots of lightning, hail and even tornadoes as it races, typically, eastward. Let’s dissect how a squall line forms, how it maintains itself and why sometimes we see tornado warnings…

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Lightning

Not Lightening... Unless You Want To Enlighten Someone

Lightning, Michael Rydland Severe weather season is upon us and this week is Severe Weather Awareness Week across South Dakota. Each day this week we tackled a different severe weather topic leading to our final day today. Monday, Brandon took a look at the difference between a watch and a warning. On Tuesday, I explained what goes into a severe…