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Public Information Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
205 PM CDT Wed May 18 2022 /105 PM MDT Wed May 18 2022/

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/12/22 Tornado Event - Update #3... 

The damage survey was updated to included tornado #11 and tornado
#12.

.Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.9756 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   80.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             05:45 PM CDT
Start Location:         Castlewood / Hamlin County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.717 / -97.0279

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               05:49 PM CDT
End Location:           1 N Castlewood / Hamlin County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            44.7454 / -97.0286

Survey Summary:
Several eyewitnesses reported a small funnel/tornado descending,
widening and developing very rapidly at the edge of Castlewood,
SD. Damage was evident as soon as it reached the southern edge of
town. A majority of the damage occurred between 3rd Avenue and 4th
Avenue. On Market Street, a small funeral home visitation center
was completely blown off its foundation. Debris from the funeral
home was tossed to the north, including the air conditioning unit
which was tossed into a yard one block to the north. A garage was
destroyed and completely blown from its foundation on Allen St.
The next block to the north, a manufactured home lost a roof and
sustained significant damage to external walls. Another garage on
this street was completely blown off the foundation and destroyed.
Similar damage was noted a block north on Main Street. Another
manufactured home lost an entire roof and its external walls
collapsed. Yet another garage was destroyed as it slid off the
foundation. The next block north, on Alice St, significant roof
damage was noted to several homes and another garage was
completely shifted off of the foundation. One particular residence
had a roof that appeared to be slightly rotated and was sagging.
The Castlewood Elementary school, situated between Harry St and
Pear St, sustained significant damage to the school and gymnasium
roof. Damage was also sustained to sections of the brick external
walls. The school bus shed was completely destroyed with loss of
the roof and external walls. North of the school, on Prairie St, a
residence sustained significant damage. At this property, a garage
was completely destroyed, and a shed was tossed in the air
landing upside down. The home itself lost the entire roof and the
south facing external walls collapsed. The tornado would continue
to track north across an open field and across US HWY 22.
Additional debris and tree damage was noted a mile north of US HWY
22 before the tornado lifted. Throughout the entire path of the
tornado there were uprooted and snapped trees and significant
siding and roof damage to homes.


.Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    135 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.4344 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   60.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             05:58 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 S Gary / Deuel County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.7733 / -96.4598

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               06:00 PM CDT
End Location:           1 S Gary / Deuel County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            44.7777 / -96.4536

Survey Summary:
1 Mile south of Gary, SD a farm sustained significant tornado
damage. The home on the property lost the entire roof, along with
most of the external walls on the main floor of the house. Only a
portion of the internal walls remained standing. The resident home
at the time was able to make it to the basement, however did
sustain minor injuries when a refrigerator from the main floor
fell down through the ceiling. The attached garage was completely
blown off the foundation, and the pickup in the garage was pushed
at least 6 feet from where it was originally parked. Nearby
outbuildings sustained roof damage, including a hole in one roof
that was likely caused from flying debris. The tornado continued
to track north northeast of the farm into an open corn stubble
field. Rotation was noted in the stubble. The debris track was
spread across the field with large pieces of wood and other
construction materials pierced vertically into the ground. Further
to the north northeast a semi was turned 180 degrees and flipped
on its side. The debris path continued across 180th street and was
last noted in a tree grove approximately 0.3 miles from the
residence. The resident also noted that the family dog was seen
being swept out of the house during the tornado, but was later
found safe with only minor injuries after walking to a neighbor`s
farm about one mile away.


.Tornado #3...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.1997 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             06:02 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 WNW Rauville / Codington County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          45.0048 / -97.1902

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               06:03 PM CDT
End Location:           6 WNW Rauville / Codington County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            45.0074 / -97.1917

Survey Summary:
A tornado occurred 4 miles north of Lake Kampeska. The tornado
hit the northeast side of a house and removed the the garage from
the house, along with part of the roof. The garage was tossed to
the north.  An outbuilding to the north of the house was also
destroyed and thrown to the north and northwest. The debris was
scattered at least a half mile north and northwest of the
location of the house. The family sought shelter in the basement
of the home and they were safe.


.Tornado #4..

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.338 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   10.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             06:51 PM CDT
Start Location:         5 E Dumont / Traverse County / MN
Start Lat/Lon:          45.7058 / -96.3115

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               06:54 PM CDT
End Location:           6 ENE Dumont / Traverse County / MN
End Lat/Lon:            45.7519 / -96.2904

Survey Summary:
A tornado developed 6 miles east of Dumont on the leading edge of
a line of severe thunderstorms, and then traveled quickly
northeast. An outbuilding took heavy damage, with debris strewn
northeast a quarter mile. The majority of the 2x4 planks were
deposited directly to the east of the shed, while another single
2x4 was lodged into the ground at an angle not consistent with
straight-line winds. The tornado then destroyed several large
well-anchored, mostly empty grain bins. Some tin from the
property was thrown due west into the trees.


..Tornado #5...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.6682 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   10.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             06:58 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 SW Norcross / Traverse County / MN
Start Lat/Lon:          45.8249 / -96.2695

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               07:03 PM CDT
End Location:           3 SSE Charlesville / Traverse County / MN
End Lat/Lon:            45.9063 / -96.2542

Survey Summary:
A tornado developed 11 miles east of Wheaton along the leading
edge of a line of severe thunderstorms. This tornado traveled
rapidly north-northeastward and impacted three farmsteads. Several
trees were uprooted and fell in different directions, outbuildings
were severely damaged, and both homes were damaged as well
including the partial removal of a garage roof. The tornado
continued northeast to along the Grant County line, and impacted
another farmstead. Silo damage, trees felled in different
directions, and a small outbuilding was moved 10 yards to the
northwest.


..Tornado #6...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.2527 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             06:05 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 ESE Tunerville / Deuel County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.8841 / -96.652

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               06:07 PM CDT
End Location:           1 E Tunerville / Deuel County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            44.8875 / -96.6527

Survey Summary:
A tornado touched down on the northeast side of Lake Alice
causing damage to a hunting lodge property. Evidence was first
noted in a corn stubble field where stubble was broken and
flattened. North of the corn field, several trees were uprooted
or snapped at the base. North from there, the main lodge house
lost half the roof covering and several roof panels on the west
side of the house. This resulted in rain damage inside the lodge.
On the west side of the property a family was in a camper when
they received warnings and decided to leave for a sturdier
shelter nearby. Minutes after they left the camper, it was picked
up and dropped on its roof. The family was not injured.


.Tornado #7...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.1167 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   35.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             06:13 PM CDT
Start Location:         7 S Webster / Day County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          45.2348 / -97.4948

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               06:14 PM CDT
End Location:           7 S Webster / Day County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            45.2364 / -97.4956

Survey Summary:
A tornado 7 miles to the south-southeast of Webster hit an
outbuilding, pulling the roof off and knocking over the interior
wall. The debris from the building was carried to the northwest
for over 250 yards and spread out to the west. A calving shed was
rolled to the north and then northwest. A animal trailer was
tipped over and a metal windmill was knocked over and twisted.


.Tornado #8...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.5447 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   20.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             05:40 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 WSW Thomas / Hamlin County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.7388 / -97.2897

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               05:40 PM CDT
End Location:           4 WSW Thomas / Hamlin County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            44.7458 / -97.2938

Survey Summary:
The residents were outside when they saw the tornado quickly
develop and were forced to seek shelter under a tractor. The
tornado ripped the entire roof off of a newly built machine shed
and also damaged the exterior walls. Debris was spread to the
north, with sheet metal and pieces of rafters lofted into nearby
trees.  The tornado continued to track north northwest about a
half mile. The tops of trees were snapped off in one shelter belt
and a clear path was evident in a second shelter belt.


.Tornado #9...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.6875 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   40.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             05:39 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 ESE Estelline / Deuel County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.5573 / -96.851

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               05:40 PM CDT
End Location:           3 E Estelline / Deuel County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            44.5786 / -96.8342

Survey Summary:
A large dairy barn lost a roof, a camper was tipped over and
several outbuildings sustained damage. Path is preliminary,
pending drone video images.


.Tornado #10...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    97 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.4912 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   20.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             06:02 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 N Garden City / Clark County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          45.0011 / -97.5774

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               06:03 PM CDT
End Location:           3 N Garden City / Clark County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            45.0071 / -97.572

Survey Summary:
The tornado touched down quickly on the southern edge of the
farm. A barn completely lost the roof and external walls on about
two thirds of the structure. Debris from the barn was spread to
the northeast. 2x4 s were pierced vertically into the ground and
sheet metal from the barn was wrapped around trees. One
2x4 pierced through the garage attached to the house. Debris
would continue to be found about a quarter mile to the northeast,
across an open field and into the neighbor`s farm yard.


.Tornado #11...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.3207 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   10.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             05:45 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 NNW Naples / Clark County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.8322 / -97.5491

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               05:45 PM CDT
End Location:           5 NNW Naples / Clark County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            44.8366 / -97.5509

Survey Summary:
A brief tornado touchdown resulted in the loss of half a barn
roof. Debris from the barn was spread to the north northwest. The
small track was evident through a shelterbelt where large tree
branches were broken and debris was left in the upper reaches of
the trees. Barn debris would continue to track into an open field
roughly 0.3 miles from the original location. Other structures on
the property were also damaged by wind and flying debris.


.Tornado #12...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.0161 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   10.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/12/2022
Start Time:             05:45 PM CDT
Start Location:         5 NNE Raymond / Clark County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.99 / -97.9055

End Date:               05/12/2022
End Time:               05:45 PM CDT
End Location:           5 NNE Raymond / Clark County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            44.9902 / -97.9055

Survey Summary:
An eyewitness observed a brief tornado touchdown while planting
a field 5 miles north and 2 miles east of Raymond, SD. No damaged
occurred.




EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak...... 65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak...... 86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong.... 111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong.... 136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent... >200 mph

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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