Tornado near Ardmore, South Dakota June 22, 2012

A tornado caused damage in the Ardmore area in extreme southwestern South Dakota the evening of Friday, June 22, 2012.  It touched down between Edgemont and Ardmore and traveled east, destroying a barn and several sheds on a ranch north of Ardmore.

A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service determined the tornado's rating as an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which means winds were estimated between 110 and 120 mph.  The track length was at least eight miles long and about a half mile wide.

Tornado near Ardmore

Tornado near Ardmore. Photo by Martin Miller, assistant chief of the Ardmore Volunteer Fire Department

Barn destroyed north of Ardmore

Barn destroyed north of Ardmore, South Dakota

Portion of barn blown by tornado

 Portion of barn blown into a draw by the tornado is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.