NWS reports tornadoes, funnel clouds, heavy rain and hail in NE South Dakota over the weekend

May 9, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–There were severe weather reports in northeast South Dakota over the weekend.

The Aberdeen office of the National Weather Service reports a tornado touched down in an open field six miles west-southwest of Aberdeen, and lingered for less than a minute just after eight o’clock Saturday night.

A funnel cloud was reported by the Brown County Emergency Manger five miles west-southwest of Aberdeen around that same time.

A tornado demolished a pole barn a mile south of Columbia in Brown County just after 8:30 Saturday night.

Funnel clouds were spotted two miles east of Bath, and two miles west-southwest of Ashton.

More than 2 1/4 inches of rain fell five miles south of Roscoe, and ping pong ball-sized hail was reported nine miles south of Seneca in Faulk County.