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Weather Service: Straight-Line Wind Damaged South Dakota Manufacturing Facility

The National Weather Service says a storm that damaged a manufacturing facility in southeastern South Dakota was the result of straight-line wind and not a tornado. The Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan reports that the facility west of Irene was …

Midwest Hit by Damaging Hail Storms, Tornadoes

Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on June 2 as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes. The National Weather Service said reports of extensive …

Tornadoes Prompt State of Emergency Declaration in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency after tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding wrought devastation throughout her state on May 18 and 19. Beginning on Saturday, numerous Oklahoma counties were hit with tornadoes, straight-line winds, …

Straight-Line Winds Cause Sail Boat to Crash Into North Dakota Home

Straight-line wind gusts damaged buildings, uprooted trees and sent a 30-foot sailboat crashing through the window of a home in North Dakota on June 9, the National Weather Service said. The boat hit a home in Granville, where residents have …