EQUIPMENT NEWS
Hail Storm Causes Much Damage
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jun 23, 2014 01:28 PM CDT

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, will be a day many people, from northern Nebraska through western Iowa, will be able to recall years from now.

I know I will.

This was the day we were hit head-on by a severe thunderstorm, which packed strong winds, 4 inches of rain and -- worst of all -- large, damaging hail. No, it was not a tornado, but I did find golf-ball-sized hail after the storm and others in our area reported finding baseball-sized ice chunks.

Our farm suffered some property damage including to our house, crops, trees and even fences.

It hailed for ...

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