Wind, rain bring some drought relief to Pierre, Fort Pierre; tornadoes in NE South Dakota
Wind, rain bring some drought relief to Pierre, Fort Pierre; tornadoes in NE South Dakota.
No more rain fell in Pierre Tuesday after 5 p.m. A report of 1.64 inch of rain came in from southwest of Pierre.
There were two confirmed tornadoes in northeast South Dakota, with the highest wind speed of 92 mph reported near Clark, Wise said late Tuesday.
One near Groton and one in north Hand County.
At 8:20 p.m., two cabins were destroyed nine miles south of Rosholt, one by wind and one by a large tree that fell on it, according to the weather service… No injuries were reported in the state due to the storms, Wise said.
But fires near Milbank were blamed on downed power lines and trees fell on homes in several locations in northeast South Dakota.
No significant damage was reported in the Fort Pierre area, other than erosion caused by heavy rains.
In Pierre, city officials said the stormy weather did some damage, including downed branches and trees, wind damage to one of the shelters in the softball complex, a blown-down wall at a private building under construction, and water damage to the insulation and the building of a Fire Station 4, which is under construction.
Wednesday’s temperatures are expected to reach the lower 80s, with the remaining work-week expected to see upper 80s and the weekend temps in the mid-to-upper 70s.
“This initial rain in June will help, but it certainly doesn’t take us out of drought,” said Troy Kleffman of the weather service office in Aberdeen.