Biography of the Storm
Damage Images
The rebuilding process
Spencer Today
What we've learned
FAQ's and Stats






As Saturday passed outlooks, watches, and warnings foretold the severe weather to come. Storm chasers moved into position to witness one of natures most destructive forces.

Many tornadoes come and go with little or no damage, but at 8:38pm on Saturday, May 30 1998 the town of Spencer was in the direct path of a deadly tornado.

The index to the left links you to a minute by minute account of the storm; You can see images of the damage in Spencer, details on the rebuilding process and view the progress that has been made through May, 1999; Hear how the storm has changed lives, the weather warning system and the way South Dakota reacts to a disaster; And a detailed account of facts and figures associated with the tornado.