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Storms in the West

Thunderstorms blossomed across western South Dakota once again on Tuesday, with a couple of them becoming severe.


Thunderstorm Over Western, South Dakota

Photo Credit: National Weather Service in Rapid City


The largest hail was reported about five miles north of Scenic in west-central South Dakota, where golf ball size (1.75") hail was reported. Hail to the size of a half dollar was recorded about 14 miles northeast of Rockyford, and hail a little bit larger than quarters dropped about seven miles southwest of the Rapid City Airport.


Hail Reports:

May 30, 2023 6:42 PM CT - 5 mi N Scenic - Large Hail - 1.75"

May 30, 2023 8:10 PM CT - 14 mi NNE Rockyford - Large Hail - 1.5"

May 30, 2023 4:48 PM CT - 7 mi SW Rapid City Arpt - Large Hail - 1.12"

May 29, 2023 7:48 PM CT - 11 mi NNW Witten - Large Hail - 1"

May 30, 2023 3:58 PM CT - 7 mi SW Rapid City Arpt - Large Hail - 1"

May 30, 2023 4:47 PM CT - 7 mi SW Rapid City Arpt - Large Hail - 1"

May 30, 2023 5:05 PM CT - 5 mi SSW Rapid City Arpt - Large Hail - 1"

May 30, 2023 6:00 PM CT - 7 mi E Hayward - Large Hail - 1"

May 30, 2023 6:57 PM CT - 3 mi NW Nemo - Large Hail - 1"

May 30, 2023 6:02 PM CT - 7 mi E Hayward - Hail - 0.88"

May 30, 2023 6:35 PM CT - 7 mi NW Scenic - Hail - 0.88"

May 30, 2023 4:05 PM CT - 7 mi SW Rapid City Arpt - Hail - 0.75"

May 30, 2023 10:23 PM CT - 12 mi ENE Long Valley - Hail - 0.75"

May 30, 2023 3:00 PM CT - 10 mi WNW Dwtn Spearfish - Hail - 0.7"

May 30, 2023 3:45 PM CT - 7 mi SW Rapid City Arpt - Hail - 0.7"

May 30, 2023 4:25 PM CT - 4 mi SSW Dwtn Rapid City - Hail - 0.7"

May 30, 2023 3:13 PM CT - 2 mi ENE Rockerville - Hail - 0.5"

May 30, 2023 3:57 PM CT - 4 mi SSE Dwtn Spearfish - Hail - 0.5"

May 30, 2023 4:15 PM CT - 2 mi ENE White Owl - Hail - 0.5"


Severe Weather Reports over South Dakota

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