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Tornadoes, Blizzard in South Dakota

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This photo provided by Connor McCrorey shows a tornado near Alpena, South Dakota, about 15 miles southwest of Wessignton Springs, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

This photo provided by Connor McCrorey shows a tornado near Alpena, South Dakota, about 15 miles southwest of Wessignton Springs, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Fans of winter weather and springtime storms would have felt at home in the midwestern U.S. state of South Dakota Sunday.

A tornado ripped through the eastern town of Delmont Sunday morning, destroying a number of homes and buildings. At least three people were injured.

It was snow, not tornadoes, that caused problems on the opposite side of the state. Blizzard warnings were posted for parts of western South Dakota Sunday, with as much as 60 centimeters of snow expected by the end of the day.

Heavy snow also fell Sunday in the Rocky Mountains while the same storm system put millions in the path of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes Sunday in the south and midwest.

Meanwhile, along the Atlantic coast a rare May tropical storm struck land near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sunday.

Tropical storms, which have the potential of turning into hurricanes, usually do not form in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico until late June.

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