MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Much of the weather talk lately has centered around tornadoes in Ottertail County.
But a hail storm last weekend did significant building and crop damage from Kandiyohi County to Nicollet County. Wind speeds reached 50 miles an hour and at times the storm dropped baseball-sized hail. It was a blow for farmers when commodity prices are already down.
“We had a wonderful crop. Best we’ve had in this area in five years,” said Curt Burns, farmer and crop consultant.
But it only took Mother Nature about 20 minutes to change that. The hail storm was up to 60 miles long and six miles wide, and when it came to crop destruction it didn’t discriminate.