WxChat – Forecast Blog Discussion – 5/7/2022
Meteorologist Erik Dean breaks down the possibility for severe weather across the state.
This day in Weather History: On this date in 1996: A tornado touched down northeast of Hulett uprooting trees and causing nearly $10,000 in property damage.
Good Saturday Afternoon, and welcome to Mother’s Day weekend. What a gorgeous start to the weekend yesterday. We made it to 76° after a morning start of 43°. We picked up some much-needed precipitation as well. 0.08″ to be exact, which puts us at 0.10″ for the month of May.
Earlier this morning (6:35 AM to be exact), I was checking out some current temperatures across the area. One place was already reporting temperatures in the mid 60s, and that place is Spearfish.
The wind at that time was SSW at 16 with gusts as high as 24 MPH. You guys reached 70 yesterday, and I think you’ll make a run for the Mid 70s later on today. You do have some T-Storm chances to contend with though, so keep an eye on that throughout the day.
Discussion: So if you read yesterday’s blog post, I showed the Storm Prediction Center map where we had the Marginal risk for severe weather across Central South Dakota (Map shown below)
I mentioned that I agreed with the areas shaded, but I have a feeling tomorrow, more real estate could be added especially East River, and that it wouldn’t have surprised me if a slight risk popped up. The Storm Prediction Center did exactly what I said would happen earlier today, and I agree 100% with this placement.
We have the marginal risk for severe weather for the majority of South Dakota and the majority of it is Central South Dakota & East River. The area in yellow is the slight risk for severe weather. Heavy wind, hail, and vivid lightning will be the predominant threat, and conditions are favorable for a possible spin-up in Central South Dakota.
Let’s start with the Wind: The biggest threat stretches from Eureka, to Gettysburg, to JUST east of Pierre, Chamberlain is in it, so is Winner. The brown shading includes Mission, Mobridge, Philip, Martin, Aberdeen, Mitchell, Yankton, and De Smet.
In terms of Hail: Much like the wind; The main threat stretches from Eureka, to Gettysburg, to JUST east of Pierre, to Chamberlain and Winner. The brown shading includes Mission, Mobridge, Philip, Martin, Aberdeen, Mitchell, Yankton, and De Smet.
Tornado Threat: The tornado threat stretches from Eureka, to Mobridge, Gettysburg, down to Pierre and Murdo over to Chamberlain.
Now would be a good time to download the NC1 Weather App on your mobile device to receive the latest information for your area.
The NC1 Weather Team will be monitoring conditions as the afternoon unfolds.
Enjoy your Saturday!