A tornado caused minor damage to a ranch north of Philip during the evening of Monday, May 9. Plywood and metal roofing was torn off the house. A metal shed had a collapsed wall and some roof panels torn off. A large grain bin was dented by flying debris. Based on the extent of this damage, winds were estimated at 80 to 100 mph, giving the tornado an EF-1 rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. About the same time, a tornado was observed just west of SD Highway 73 eight miles north of Philip. The path length was estimated at 1.75 miles with a width approximately 30 yards. No other damage was noted in this area.
Additional tornado damage was observed northeast of Wall, where a large electrical transmission tower was crumpled and some trees snapped. Winds were estimated at 115 to 130 mph, which classifies this tornado as an EF-2.
Metal shed damaged by tornado north of Philip
Transmission tower northeast of Wall