Tag: south dakota

13 Oct

August 17, 2019 – South Dakota

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The 17th featured an enhanced risk of severe weather across southern South Dakota including a 5% tornado risk from Pierre southeast into Iowa along with the possibility for large hail. Given it was a Saturday, Pierre isn’t that far away so I decided to give it a go.


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21 Nov

June 13, 2017 – South Dakota Tornado

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After a moderately successful chase in the high plains on the 12th, another potential significant day followed. As a closed mid-level low rotated across Montana and Wyoming into the Northern Plains, a trough lagged behind that was forecast to move into the Dakotas during the evening on the 13th. At the surface, a low along the SD/NE border would drift east throughout the day while low 70 dewpoints advected into the warm sector in eastern South Dakota.
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17 May

May 17, 2013 – Winner, South Dakota

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The 17th was day 1 of a 4 day chase excursion. A broad upper trough was working its way onshore across the western states and this was the first day its influence could be felt in the Plains. I had driven out from Michigan the day before and spent the night in Sioux Falls, SD. The plan was to play south-central South Dakota for the slight opportunity at supercells and maybe a tornado.
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