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28augAll DayRedfield (Spink County, SD) #1

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Start Time:  12:56 am CDT

End Time:  1:00 am CDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  100 mph

Path length:  2.1 miles

Width:  40 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  Spink

State:  South Dakota

Start Lat/Lon:  44.8704 / -98.5035

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.


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