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10julAll DaySwett (Bennett County, SD)

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Start Time:  6:43 pm MDT

End Time:  7:02 pm MDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  110 mph

Path length:  11.91 miles

Width:  500 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Bennett

State:  South Dakota

Start Lat/Lon:  43.2225 / -102.0602

End Lat/Lon:  43.1179 / -101.882


The Bennett County tornado formed north of Batesland and southwest of Allen in far western Bennett County. The tornado continued southeastward and crossed US Highway 18 before dissipating southwest of Martin in southern Bennett County. A few structures were impacted by the tornado along with numerous pine and cottonwood trees. Much of this damage was consistent with EF1 damage. Straight-line wind damage southwest of the tornado track caused minor tree and structure damage near the Little White River, consistent with maximum wind gusts 75-100 mph.


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