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Thunderstorm Wind Damage on Labor Day

5 Sep 2016, 4:20 pm

A line of strong thunderstorms tracked east across  Nebraska and South Dakota during the early morning hours Monday. This line of storms produced strong wind gusts, producing significant damage in the town of Springfield, South Dakota.

The National Weather Service surveyed the damage in the area and determined that the cause was very strong straight line winds. These winds were determined to be between 100 and 110-mph. The greatest damage was found on the south side of town, especially in areas that were in higher terrain. Multiple homes and outbuildings sustained damage to roofs, wall and siding. Widespread tree damage was also reported. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

-Header Image: Shane Dean


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