Thursday, May 12, 2022

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
453 PM CDT Thu May 12 2022

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Cherokee County in northwestern Iowa...
Lyon County in northwestern Iowa...
Northwestern Woodbury County in west central Iowa...
Osceola County in northwestern Iowa...
Sioux County in northwestern Iowa...
Plymouth County in northwestern Iowa...
O'Brien County in northwestern Iowa...
Southeastern Rock County in southwestern Minnesota...
Southwestern Nobles County in southwestern Minnesota...
Northeastern Clay County in southeastern South Dakota...
Southeastern Lincoln County in southeastern South Dakota...
Union County in southeastern South Dakota...

* Until 530 PM CDT.

* At 452 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Beresford to 6 miles west of Craig to near
Sioux City, moving northeast at 70 mph.

THESE ARE DESTRUCTIVE STORMS FOR LE MARS, ROCK RAPIDS, SIOUX
CENTER, SIBLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

HAZARD...80 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be heavily damaged. Expect
considerable damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles.
Extensive tree damage and power outages are likely.

* Severe thunderstorms will be near...
Hawarden and Craig around 455 PM CDT.
Le Mars, Hinton, Ireton, Struble and Newton Hills State Park
around 500 PM CDT.
Merrill, Hudson, Maurice and Fairview around 505 PM CDT.
Sioux Center, Orange City, Rock Valley, Kingsley, Alton and Inwood
around 510 PM CDT.
Hull, Remsen, Boyden, Doon, Granville, Lester and Alvord around
515 PM CDT.
Rock Rapids, Hospers and Matlock around 520 PM CDT.
Sheldon, Marcus, George, Paullina, Cleghorn and Archer around 525
PM CDT.
Cherokee, Sibley, Hartley, Sanborn, Aurelia, Primghar, Sutherland,
Ellsworth, Little Rock and Ashton around 530 PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by these severe thunderstorms include Oyens,
Brunsville, Calumet, Steen, Chatsworth, Magnolia, Meriden and
Westfield.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. These storms are producing
widespread wind damage across Southeastern South Dakota. SEEK
SHELTER NOW inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows!

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LAT...LON 4243 9639 4247 9638 4249 9640 4249 9645
4248 9649 4252 9653 4251 9658 4306 9684
4367 9608 4333 9543 4271 9541
TIME...MOT...LOC 2152Z 241DEG 62KT 4314 9674 4289 9644 4248 9636

TORNADO...POSSIBLE
THUNDERSTORM DAMAGE THREAT...DESTRUCTIVE
HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED
MAX HAIL SIZE...<.75 IN
WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED
MAX WIND GUST...80 MPH