South Dakota Tornado
South Dakota was the focus of climatic extremes on Sunday after a tornado struck a small town in the eastern region of the state; while more than 30 centimeters (one foot) of snow fell in the Black Hills west.
It was one of several states in the Great Plains and the northern center of the country affected by severe weather. At the same time, a tropical storm made landfall in the Carolinas, while winter weather felt in parts of Colorado.
In South Dakota, the meteorologist Philip Schumacher said that law enforcement agencies reported a tornado around 10:45 Sunday morning in Delmont, about 140 kilometers (90 miles) from Sioux Falls.
No deaths were reported immediately, Schumacher said. The Delmont fire chief said there had been “some injuries” by the tornado.
A storm front moved through the Dallas-Fort Worth Sunday morning, causing delays and cancellations for 100 flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.
The storms moved toward Oklahoma and Arkansas around noon, and a tornado warning for Sunday afternoon for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota was issued.
Farther north, a spring snow fell in parts of the Rockies, western Nebraska and western South Dakota. Kyle Carstens, the National Weather Service said they had fallen between 25 and 45 centimeters (10 to 18 inches) of snow in the Black Hills.