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The reason for this comes from global weather.
Hail as large as 4.5 inches, or grapefruit-sized, reportedly fell in Wall, closely rivaled by four-inch hail in Belle Fourche. Wind speeds reached as high as 91 mph near St. Onge, while roughly 2.5 inches of rain fell in Midland.
Bison that lived 3,000 years ago were 37% larger than those living today because of a warming climate — a trend that will accelerate, with bison projected to become 46% smaller by the end of the century. Bison are shaggy sentinels of climate change on the prairie.
The heat burst produced hot, dry, gusty winds.
The fact that these types of floods are becoming increasingly common is a direct result of the changing climate.