24 June 2003 Tornado Outbreak
over southeast South Dakota

Mt. Vernon/Woonsocket/Manchester/De Smet/Spirit Lake areas

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Storm Photos | Damage Photos | Tornado Track Maps

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Storm Photos

Photos courtesy of Mark Limberg (Tornado near Mt. Vernon)
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Photos courtesy of Greg Hacker
Tornado near Woonsocket, SD at 629 pm CDT
Near Woonsocket
629 pm
Tornado near Manchester, SD at 743 pm
Near Manchester
743 pm
Tornado near Manchester, SD at 745 pm
Near Manchester
745 pm
Tornado near Manchester, SD at 747 pm
Near Manchester
747 pm
Tornado near Manchester, SD at 755 pm
Near Manchester
755 pm
Tornado near Salem, SD at 808 pm
Near DeSmet
808 pm
Tornado near Salem, SD at 815 pm
Near DeSmet
815 pm
Composite image of twin tornadoes near Spirit Lake around 829 pm CDT
Composite image of
twin tornadoes near
Spirit Lake
829 pm
Tornado near Spirit Lake at 837 pm
Near Spirit Lake
837 pm
Video captures courtesy of Jason Politte
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Near Woonsocket
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Near Woonsocket
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Near Manchester
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Near Manchester
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Near Manchester
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Near Manchester
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Near Manchester
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Near DeSmet
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Near DeSmet
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Composite of twin tornadoes near Spirit Lake
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Near Spirit Lake
Photos courtesy of Mark Gubbins
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Damage Photos

Aerial view of tornado path near radio tower just outside of Mt. Vernon, SD.
Aerial view of path near Mt. Vernon...narrowly missing radio tower.
Aerial view of spiral scour marks from tornado near Mt. Vernon, SD.
Closer view of tornado track (spiral scour marks) through fields near Mt. Vernon.
Damage at a farm near Mt. Vernon.
Damage at a farm near Mt. Vernon.
Wood piercing barn at farm near Mt. Vernon.
Wood piercing barn at farm near Mt. Vernon.
Wood piercing straw bale at farm near Mt. Vernon.
Wood piercing straw bale at farm near Mt. Vernon. 
Aerial view of damaged farm near Woonsocket.
Farm near Woonsocket
Aerial view of tornado path near Woonsocket.
Aerial view of path near Woonsocket
Another aerial view of tornado path near Woonsocket.
Another aerial view of path near Woonsocket
Aerial view of tornado path near the start of the Manchester tornado.
Aerial view near the start of the Manchester tornado.  (Manchester is located in
the upper right corner of 
this image.)
Aerial view of tornado path approaching Manchester.
Aerial view approaching Manchester (located near top center of image)
Aerial view of tornado path north of Manchester.  Tornado crosses road twice near center of image.
Aerial view north of Manchester.  (Note path crossing road left to right... then back again...near center of image)
Homes destroyed by tornado in Manchester.
Manchester
Widespread tree damage from tornado in Manchester.
Trees in Manchester
More tree damage from tornado in Manchester.
Trees in Manchester
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Vehicle and Trees in Manchester

Tornado Track Maps

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