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Northwest ND (07/12/18)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

Severe thunderstorms moved through Williams and McKenzie Counties the night of Monday, July 9th with wind gusts as high as 50 mph. Rainfall totals ranged from about 0.5” to 2.0”. Very large hail, tennis ball to golf ball size, was reported south of Grenora, in the Bonetrail area northwest of Williston, and around Watford City. Pea-sized hail fell in Williston. Crop damage in areas that received large hail has been reported. There is a chance of more isolated thunderstorms popping-up overnight of the 10th. The forecast for the coming week is temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s through Saturday and then cooling down into the 70’s and 80’s Sunday and Monday.

Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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