STORM TRACKER Hail Spikes
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HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Insurance Claim Process When Your Home Is Damaged In a Storm!
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THE NEW FORTY Oops! I did it again...
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OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! The Hail With It
Friday's rainstorm prompted interesting scanner chatter, but it also left me with a minor dilemma, as I was uncertain how to describe for my story the bits of hail that fell on Jamestown.
The hailsto... Posted on 8/15/11 at 5:00 AM
Powerful thunderstorms rumbled through Minnesota on Sunday and Sunday night, pounding communities in the west and south of the state with strong wind and hail, damaging homes and cutting power in some areas.
Farmers near the rural Cass County town of Prosper were looking for moisture, but not in the form of large hail. WDAY television reports that growers just north of Prosper found corn fields stripped and shredded and soybean plants flattened by hail chunks. Grain fields looked like they escaped the heavy artillery at first glance, but closer inspection revealed broken stalks.
UPDATED at 8:15 p.m.:
A tornado warning in effect for a big swath of northwest Minnesota until 8 p.m. today, expired with no reports of actual tornadoes. The warning included west-central Beltrami County, northwest Clearwater County, southeastern Marshall County, eastern Pennington County and east-central Polk county.
Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm watch for most of eastern North Dakota, from Grand Forks to Fargo, Harvey and Lisbon, continues until 10 p.m.
The National Weather Service says radar showed at 7:04 p.m. a severe thunderstorm, capable of producing a tornado, six miles west of Espelie, Minn., or 19 miles northeast of Thief River Falls, moving southeast at 30 mph.
People in the general path of this storm should seek cover, abandon cars or trailer homes and seek sturdier shelters, according to the weather service.
Hail up to 1.75 inch in diameter fell near Larimore, N.D., late this afternoon as a thunderstorm moved from west to east through the area.
A severe thunderstorm watch for southern Grand Forks County remains in effect until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks.
UPDATED 6:25 P.M. The National Weather Service website includes a public report tonight of "very jagged and spikey" hail measuring an estimated two inches about 10 miles northwest of Gatzke, Minn., in Marshall County.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a giant hailstone that fell in central South Dakota has broken U.S. records, even though the man who found it says it melted somewhat while waiting to be evaluated.
A judge has dismissed an assault charge against a North Dakota lawmaker whose wife accused him of punching her. South Central District Judge Donald Jorgensen ordered the case against Bismarck state Rep. Dave Weiler dismissed Friday.
Severe weather was the norm again Thursday for the Grand Forks area. Parts of Grand Forks and Walsh counties were in a tornado warning in the late afternoon as several storm systems moved through the region, dropping rain, and in some areas, hail. By 5 p.m., the tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings had expired. Most of the northern Red River region was in a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Thursday.
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