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2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado
EF4 tornado
Alberta-tuscaloosa-tornado

The Spencer, South Dakota EF4 near peak strength.
Date May 24, 2018
Times 1755-1916
Touchdown location 5:55 PM CDT
Highest winds

190 mph (305 km/h)

Injuries 76
Fatalities 8
Damage $110 million (2018 USD)
Areas affected The areas of Spencer, South Dakota
Part of the
Tornadoes of 2018 (Hitman)
Tornado Outbreak sequence of May 21-26, 2018
The 2018 Spencer, South Dakota Tornado was a violent and deadly, rated-EF4 tornado that struck Spencer, South Dakota on May 24, 2018. In all, 8 people died, along with another 76 people being injured, and $110 million (2018 USD) in damages.

Touching down at 5:55 PM CDT northwest of Bridgewater, dozens of trees were pushed over at EF0 strength. From it's time between Bridgewater and Spencer, the tornado reached forward speeds of 80 mph (128 lm/h) at points. The tornado missed Emery to the west and crossed Interstate 90 as an EF2.

By the time the tornado reached southwestern Spencer, the tornado was an EF3 with a forward speed of 25 mph. Thousands of trees were destroyed and several structures were severely damaged as the tornado continued to strengthen.

Minor scouring of pavement was noted as the tornado crossed East 2nd street. Between East 2nd street and East 3rd street, 3 were killed and 13 were injured as several mobile homes were destroyed. The tornado then reached peak strength 10 feet south of East 4th street. In this area, a further 4 were killed and 62 were injured as several homes were destroyed, along with one that had it's foundation partially swept away.

The tornado then became less violent in the span of seconds, weakening to an EF2. Another person was killed and an additional injury occurred as a mobile home was destroyed. The tornado continued to track northwest, dodging multiple homes in northwestern Spencer before weakening even further. EF1 damage occurred to multiple homes before the tornado exited Spencer city limits. Crossing West 252nd street, the tornado entered rural farmland, keeping damage minimum. At 7:16 PM CDT, the tornado dissipated 6 miles northwest of Spencer after killing 8, injuring 76, and causing $110 million (2018 USD) in damages.

The following day, the National Weather Service (NWS) sent several survey teams to Spencer to survey the damage. With a preliminary rating of a high-end EF3, the final rating was a high-end EF4 as extreme damage was noted in central Spencer . The final damage path length was estimated at 33.47 miles long and 1.3 miles wide.

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