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Hail Damages Crops In Rock County Minnesota

Hail Damages Crops In Rock County Minnesota

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Thursday’s storm that hit Rock County in Southwest Minnesota brought two funnel clouds and pea size hail. County Farm Service Agency Director Fraser Norton says the hail did damage to some corn and soybeans in the county. He says one area hit was between Luverne and Magnolia.
Norton says the worst hit area was West of Hardwick and North of Beaver Creek near highway 23. He says although there were two tornados reported, neither touched down but heavy rain and hail did fall impacting some fields.
He says the weather was a bit of a double edged sword as moisture was needed but it came too fast and too much in some instances bringing with it the hard stuff in the form of hail. He says there possibly will be some prevent plant.
Norton says he’ll do a survey of the county and will know more next week once all the field assessments are done probably by the middle of the week.

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