Severe weather hits South Dakota, Minnesota

The Associated Press & News StaffMay 12, 2022News
Severe Weather

STURGIS, S.D. – Overnight storms brought large hail and damaging winds to Meade County.

A severe storm brought wind gust in excess of 70 mph and golf ball sized hail to the Union Center area.

In the Red Owl area, thunderstorm winds blew the roof off of a shop and tree branches were down in the Enning area.

Hail up to 2-inches was reported in the Dupree area.

Severe storms also brought damaging winds, heavy rain and a few reports of tornadoes to Minnesota, where one person died in a crash that authorities say was caused by downed power lines.

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses were without power across southern Minnesota on Thursday morning after Wednesday night’s storms cut service to more than 75,000 customers.

Torrential rain flooded some streets and highways in the Twin Cities area, with several reports of vehicles stranded in the flash flooding.

The Storm Prediction Center says more potentially severe weather was forecast for Thursday that could bring hail, high winds and tornadoes from the Dakotas and Minnesota into other parts of the Midwest.