Storm brings rain, strong wind to Aberdeen

Photo courtesy of Blake Merkel

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Aberdeen received more than an inch of rain and dealt with a wind gust higher than 70 miles per hour when a storm moved through the area this morning.

Steve Fleegel, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen said rainfall totals varied a bit, but measured more than an inch.

He said that the strongest wind gust was clocked at 78 miles per hour.

The storm maintained a persistent pace as it moved from west to east across the northern part of the state.