<p><br> Grasses flatten as a dust-darkened category F4 tornado roars across the South Dakota prairie. Twisters are colorless, but they usually take on the color of the dirt, debris, or dust they pick up. In some areas, red earth produces dramatic scarlet-hued tornadoes.</p>

F4 Tornado


Grasses flatten as a dust-darkened category F4 tornado roars across the South Dakota prairie. Twisters are colorless, but they usually take on the color of the dirt, debris, or dust they pick up. In some areas, red earth produces dramatic scarlet-hued tornadoes.

Photograph by Carsten Peter

South Dakota Tornado

Travel to Manchester, South Dakota, as we track a Catergory F4 Tornado that destroyed the town in June 2003.

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