Heavy rains impacting the Spearfish area

SPEARFISH, S.D.(KBHB) – Hail the size of golf balls and up to three inches of rain hit Spearfish late Friday afternoon, resulting in wide spread flooding.

The heavy rain inundated area creeks and streams, including Spearfish Creek, prompting a flash flood warning from the National Weather Service.

There were reports of street flooding and some businesses in the downtown corridor reported flooding.

Areas of Spearfish Creek also left their banks and picnic tables from the city park were being washed downstream.

As the storm left Spearfish, it brought one-inch hail to the Saint Onge area and in Butte County, near Fruitdale, the public reported lots of hail about 6 inches deep.

Kyle Carstens with the National Weather Service in Rapid City says as a line of storms moved eastward, they brought flooding to other parts of western South Dakota.

Flood warnings continue until this afternoon for the Spearfish area as well as south-eastern Meade County. A flood advisory is also in effect for portions of Haakon County north of and around Philip where minor flooding was occurring in low-lying and poor drainage areas.