Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 10.3 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State SOUTH DAKOTA
County/Area MCPHERSON
WFO ABR
Begin Date 05/22/2010 19:12:00 CST-6
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth W
Begin Location LONG LAKE COLONY
Begin Lat/Lon 45.6/-98.9
End Date 05/22/2010 19:34:00 CST-6
End Range 5
End Azimuth NNE
End Location WETONKA
End Lat/Lon 45.69/-98.73
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Several supercell thunderstorms developed along a very strong warm front and produced nine tornadoes from Akaska to Bowdle to Hecla. The largest of the tornadoes was an EF4 tornado which occurred near Bowdle. This tornado produced devastating damage in the Bowdle area. The other tornadoes ranged from EF0 to EF2 and caused extensive tree and building damage. Nearly one-hundred power poles were downed along with several high line towers leaving nearly a thousand customers without power. Also, very strong straight line winds and large hail up to the size of golfballs affected parts of the area causing some damage.
Event Narrative A tornado entered southeast Mcpherson county from northeast Edmunds county. The tornado struck a farm along State Highway 45 where a calving shed was completely destroyed with large sections of the roof blown over 100 yards. The tornado then caused moderate damage to a barn with one collapsed wall. Multiple softwood and hardwood trees were uprooted and many power poles were completely snapped near the base. The tornado tore the roof off a turkey barn at the Long Lake Colony. Several Wetonka homes also sustained minor roof damage. The wind speeds were estimated between 111 and 120 mph. The tornado then moved into western Brown county and dissipated.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TULARE SPINK CO. SD 05/22/2010 03:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AKASKA WALWORTH CO. SD 05/22/2010 16:31 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOWRY WALWORTH CO. SD 05/22/2010 16:45 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LOWRY WALWORTH CO. SD 05/22/2010 16:50 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JAVA JCT WALWORTH CO. SD 05/22/2010 17:05 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JAVA WALWORTH CO. SD 05/22/2010 17:13 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JAVA WALWORTH CO. SD 05/22/2010 17:16 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JAVA WALWORTH CO. SD 05/22/2010 17:21 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWDLE EDMUNDS CO. SD 05/22/2010 17:29 CST-6 Tornado EF4 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HERREID MUNI ARPT CAMPBELL CO. SD 05/22/2010 17:35 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRETNA EDMUNDS CO. SD 05/22/2010 18:10 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOSMER EDMUNDS CO. SD 05/22/2010 18:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEEBE EDMUNDS CO. SD 05/22/2010 18:48 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEEBE EDMUNDS CO. SD 05/22/2010 18:48 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IPSWICH EDMUNDS CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IPSWICH TAYLOR ARPT EDMUNDS CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:01 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONG LAKE COLONY MCPHERSON CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:12 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IPSWICH EDMUNDS CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:21 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IPSWICH EDMUNDS CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HIGHMORE ARPT HYDE CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:26 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAULKTON MUNI ARPT FAULK CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:34 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARNARD BROWN CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:34 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRESBARD FAULK CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:38 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARNARD BROWN CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:45 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARNARD BROWN CO. SD 05/22/2010 19:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEOLA MCPHERSON CO. SD 05/22/2010 20:10 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUGHTON BROWN CO. SD 05/22/2010 20:10 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHAN HYDE CO. SD 05/22/2010 20:35 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARNER BROWN CO. SD 05/22/2010 20:45 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ABERDEEN BROWN CO. SD 05/22/2010 20:53 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BATH BROWN CO. SD 05/22/2010 21:03 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REDFIELD SPINK CO. SD 05/22/2010 21:27 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAYMOND CLARK CO. SD 05/22/2010 22:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROSLYN DAY CO. SD 05/22/2010 22:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAHLBERG ROBERTS CO. SD 05/22/2010 22:50 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K