Gusty Winds Thrash South Dakota

Wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph swept over South Dakota on October 13, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Footage from Howard, a town in east South Dakota about 50 miles northeast of Sioux Falls, shows wind battering trees and flags.

The National Weather Service said the winds gradually tapered off toward midnight. The winds and “variable cloudiness” kept the temperatures a few degrees above freezing on Wednesday night, the weather service said. However, it warned that a drop on Thursday and Friday nights meant areas of frost were possible “as chilly autumn air settles into the region.” Credit: Justin lewis via Storyful

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