Third day of large hail hits western South Dakota
Another round of storms blew through West River last night. The storms started in northeastern Wyoming and traveled through western South Dakota.
Susan Sanders is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Rapid City.
“We had hail anywhere from tennis ball-sized for the Hot Springs area and the southeastern part of the Black Hills to 4-inch hail. So it's almost grapefruit size," she said. "Three days in a row of large hail and then there was also a tennis ball-sized hail in the Kadoka area, as well as really strong winds, 80 to 90 miles an hour in that area. And so there was quite a bit of damage around there, too.”
Sanders said West River will begin a dry spell starting Wednesday and highs could reach close to 100 degrees by Friday.