A tornado touched down in the central Black Hills near Silver City and Pactola Reservoir on Tuesday, May 27. It uprooted and snapped many large Ponderosa Pine trees and caused minor roof damage to a house.
A survey by the National Weather Service estimated the winds reached 110 mph based on the extent of damage. The tornado was given a rating of EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale ranking of zero through five. The tornado was on the ground for 2.5 miles and was 300 yards wide. Additional details are available in a Public Information Statement.