A tornado touched down in northeastern Kingsbury County South Dakota. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 7 minutes and had a path of 2.1 miles. It hit a hog operation 4 miles north of Lake Preston, destroying a barn, two other outbuildings, and downing several trees. However, the farmhouse was undamaged by the tornado. No injuries were reported with the tornado as it moved along 204th St in Kingsbury County. However, numerous hogs were killed by the tornado.
The following photos were taken by Phil Schumacher, Science and Operations Officer at NWS Sioux Falls, during the damage survey completed the day following the tornado. Click on any of the images for a larger view.
Left picture - Taken looking northwest at the hog confinement building
Right picture - Close-up of the building and damage.
Left picture - Looking southwest at the shelter belt south of hog confinement building. Note the debris still hanging in the trees a day later.
Right picture - Looking east at a pasture on the other side of the road from the hog operations. Note the debris (mostly tin) from the destroyed building. Debris extended approximately 0.5 miles from the building. Insulation was found almost 0.7 miles away.