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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
815 PM CDT Fri Aug 28 2020


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/28/20 TORNADO EVENT...


.Spink County Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  2.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   40 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             August 28 2020
Start time:             1256 AM CDT
Start location:         1 ESE Redfield, SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.8704/-98.5035

End date:               August 28 2020
End time:               100 AM CDT
End location:           3 NE Redfield, SD
End_lat/lon:            44.8968/-98.4791

A tornado touched down on the east side of Redfield, SD in the
early morning hours Friday. First indications of damage occurred
in a corn field west of 386th Ave. Damage was then noted on East 
8th Ave where several vehicles had windows damaged and a trailer 
was flipped into a corn field across the street. Trees along the 
property line with Farmers Meat Processing were damaged, one tree 
having landed facing to the west. Farmers Meat Processing signage 
was also torn out of the ground. The tornado path became clearly 
evident in the corn field across East 12th Ave. The tornado then 
traveled northeast into the Blume Seed building which lost the 
west side doors and suffered significant wall damage, with the
north wall destroyed. Seed silos on the west side of the building
also buckled. The tornado spread debris from the Blume Seed 
building northeast into an adjacent grass field. A tree on the 
northeast side of this grass field toppled to the north with tree 
debris extending across US HWY 212. The circulation from the
tornado persisted through several soybean and corn fields and
resulted in tree damage near 387th Ave. The final crop damage
was noted just south of 172nd St.

.Spink County Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   40 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             August 28 2020
Start time:             1256 AM CDT
Start location:         2 E Redfield, SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.8777/-98.4811

End date:               August 28 2020
End time:               100 AM CDT
End location:           3 NE Redfield, SD
End_lat/lon:            44.8968/-98.4791

The tornado track started 2 miles east of Redfield near SD HWY
212. The track was evident through multiple corn fields, with 
corn completely leveled in some spots.

.Deuel County Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.25 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   40 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             August 28 2020
Start time:             211 AM CDT
Start location:         5 WNW Clear Lake, SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.7740/-96.7732

End date:               August 28 2020
End time:               213 AM CDT
End location:           5 WNW Clear Lake, SD
End lat/lon:            44.7765/-96.7708

A brief tornado touchdown destroyed the roof and severely damage 
walls of a hog barn 5 miles WNW of Clear Lake near 180th St.
Debris from the roof was tossed a quarter mile to the north across
the highway. Debris was also lodged in hay bales and hay bales 
were damaged and missing net wrap. 

.Deuel County Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   20 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             August 28 2020
Start time:             209 AM CDT
Start location:         6 W Clear Lake, SD
Start Lat/Lon:          44.7740/-96.7732

End date:               August 28 2020
End time:               209 AM CDT
End location:           6 W Clear Lake, SD
End Lat/Lon:            44.7765/-96.7708

A very brief tornado touched down in a small corn plot 6 miles
west of Clear Lake just south of 182nd St. Corn was completely 
flattened with a distinct convergent pattern. Some tree limb 
damage was also noted.

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 event and publication in
NWS Storm Data. 

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