Severe weather, including 2 inch hail in Piedmont, leads to power outages

(UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.) — Piedmont, Black Hawk and Summerset were hit particularly hard by severe weather that moved down the I-90 corridor towards Rapid City on Saturday.

Reports of hail larger than golf ball sized came in from Piedmont, and the general area was hit with heavy rain. One report showed nearly 3 inches came down in the span of about 25 minutes.

Ongoing power outages have been reported in Black Hawk and and the west end of Rapid City — and there may be more severe weather on the way.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued throughout the Black Hills region until 10 p.m., including northeastern Wyoming and the Big Horns.

More large hail and damaging winds are expected and it’s advisable to have a way to receive warnings this evening as these are potentially dangerous storms to be caught in.

The next wave of storms are likely to hit the Black Hills between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. — with frequent lightning and flash flooding possible on top of large hail and winds.

Severe weather is also expected Sunday afternoon and evening. A slight risk (2/5) has been issued by the Storm Prediction Center due to this threat.

Stay tuned to NewsCenter1 for updates as we continue to provide the latest weather coverage.


RAPID CITY, S.D. —Severe storms with a history of producing hail are moving over Rapid City. Meteorologist Brant Beckman has the latest forecast.

Stay tuned to NewsCenter1 for updates.

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