Tornadoes reported in Northern Plains Wednesday
The NWS received a total of eight reports of tornadoes across South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota throughout the day.
The National Weather Service received multiple reports of tornadoes in the Northern Plains Wednesday afternoon.
As a low pressure system moved northeast over the Dakotas Wednesday, chances for severe weather increased.
A line of severe thunderstorms made its way through South Dakota and Minnesota throughout the afternoon, prompting several brief funnels and touchdowns.
The NWS received a total of eight reports of tornadoes across South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota throughout the afternoon and evening.
The NWS in Aberdeen, South Dakota, warned its first storm after a report of an observed tornado at 3:10 p.m. in Sully County. An emergency manager spotted the tornado just minutes previous.
Just about two hours later, NWS forecasters said that another tornado lasted about five minutes in Roberts County, SD.
Roberts County had two more tornado reports, one of which was a small waterspout that tracked across Big Stone Lake.
As the storms continued into Minnesota, there were two more reports of tornadoes in Big Stone County. The local fire department and pictures on social media confirmed the tornadoes for forecasters.
At 4:05 p.m., the NWS in Grand Forks, North Dakota, issued a Tornado Warning for an observed tornado near Crete.
About an hour later, Grand Forks office received one last report of ground circulation from Fairmont to Wahpeton.
There were no reports of any damage from these tornadoes.