South Dakota: Tornado Warning for ‘Dangerous Storm’ in Custer County

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A tornado warning for central Custer County in southwestern South Dakota has been issued by the National Weather Service.

The warning is until 4:00 p.m. MDT and was issued at 3:11 MDT.

“A severe thunderstorm capabable of producing a tornado was located near Strockade Lake, or near downtown Custer, moving southeast at 15 miles per hour,” the service said.

Along with a potential tornado, there is a chance of golf-ball-sized hail.

Possible impact includes mobile homes being damaged or destroyed, damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles, and flying debris being “deadly to people and animals,” said the service.

The “dangerous storm” will be near Blue Bell around 3:35 MDT.