Hail Hits Central And East South Dakota

Jun 12, 2017

Credit National Weather Service

Parts of South Dakota are experiencing wave after wave of significant weather. Some people saw everything from rain to hail.

Over the weekend storms moved from central to eastern South Dakota. Between an inch and an inch and a half of hail fell in areas of Lyman County with the largest hail being two and a half inches wide. The hail continued east toward Watertown with the storm increasing wind speed and rainfall.

Cari Fleegel is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen. She says some areas saw substantial rain Saturday and Sunday.

“There was a nice thin line of, no drought busters, but there was a thin line of heavier precipitation anywhere of an inch to three inches. The heaviest amount we’ve had is right around three inches and that was west northwest of Watertown actually,” says Fleegel.

Fleegel says citizens reported wind damage and downed trees near Watertown and Clear Lake. She says severe weather could pop up across East River for the rest of the work week.  She says the biggest threat for severe storms will likely lead into Tuesday.