EF-2 Tornado Damage in Wessington Springs - Updated

Wednesday evening, strong supercell thunderstorms moved through portions of north central South Dakota.  These tornadic storms directly impacted the city of Wessington Springs, SD.  Here are the results of a preliminary damage survey for the city.

 

Rating: EF-2 

Peak wind: 135 mph

Path length: 2.26 miles

Path Width:  200 yards

Fatalities: none

Injuries: none

 

 

 

The Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories.

Ef0...Weak......65 to 85 mph

Ef1...Weak......86 to 110 mph

Ef2...Strong....111 to 135 mph

Ef3...Strong....136 to 165 mph

Ef4...Violent...166 to 200 mph

Ef5...Violent...>200 mph*



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