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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
346 PM MDT Sun Jul 12 2020


The Bennett County tornado formed north of Batesland and
southwest of Allen in far western Bennett County. The tornado
continued southeastward and crossed US Highway 18 before
dissipating southwest of Martin in southern Bennett County.
A few structures were impacted by the tornado along with
numerous pine and cottonwood trees. Much of this damage was
consistent with EF1 damage. Straight-line wind damage
southwest of the tornado track caused minor tree and
structure damage near the Little White River, consistent
with maximum wind gusts 75-100 mph.

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  11.91 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   500.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             07/10/2020
Start Time:             06:43 PM MDT
Start Location:         6 NW Swett / Bennett County / SD
Start Lat/Lon:          43.2225 / -102.0602

End Date:               07/10/2020
End Time:               07:02 PM MDT
End Location:           5 SE Swett / Bennett County / SD
End Lat/Lon:            43.1179 / -101.8822

EF Scale: 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

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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