Just how uncommon is a high risk for severe climate to happen in South Dakota? Since 1982, we now have seen a high risk someplace within the state 12 totally different occasions. One might say that they’re extraordinarily uncommon for this state. Here are the dates and maps during which they occurred. (All pictures are courtesy of the Storm Prediction Center and IEM)
July 2nd, 1983, Central & Eastern South Dakota
April 26, 1984, SE South Dakota
May 30th, 1985, SE South Dakota
May 24th, 1989, Eastern and SE South Dakota
June 1, 1990, Central and Eastern South Dakota
June 16, 1992, SE South Dakota.
June 7th, 1993, SE South Dakota.
July 3, 1993, Eastern a part of the Black Hills Region, all of Central and Eastern South Dakota.
August 27th, 1994, Eastern and SE South Dakota.
July 1nd, 1997, Eastern and SE South Dakota
June 5th, 1999, Southern, Eastern, and SE South Dakota.
June 5, 2008, SE South Dakota.
It’s been nearly 14 years since South Dakota has seen a high risk for severe climate. Am I saying we’re lengthy overdue for one? I’ll allow you to be the decide of that one. By the way in which, our neighbors to the west in Wyoming, have by no means been beneath a high risk for severe climate.
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