Storm system brings hail to western, central North Dakota

2013-08-30T22:10:00Z Storm system brings hail to western, central North DakotaBismarck Tribune staff Bismarck Tribune
August 30, 2013 10:10 pm  • 

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Labor Day weekend kicked off with hot, muggy weather and storms that brought hail to western and central North Dakota on Friday night.

The National Weather Service got a report of 3-inch hail “about the size of tea cups,” in an area about nine miles southwest of Mandan, meteorologist Lindsay Tardif-Huber said.

Othere areas got hail in various coin sizes, she said.

Half-dollar-size hail was reported in Mandan and quarter-size hail near Bismarck.

“We got a lot of reports of quarter-size hail, and nickels and pennies,” Tardif-Huber said.

There were reports of baseball-size hail in Glen Ullin, and strong winds west of Mandan. A report of a funnel cloud north of Glen Ullin led to a tornado warning and a driver reported a funnel cloud west of Mandan, but there were no reports of a tornado touchdown, officials said.

“We had one report of 60 mph winds west of Mandan,” Tardif-Huber said. “Here at the (Bismarck) airport, the strongest we got 45 mph.”

The storms moved through between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., she said.

By 10 p.m., she said, “we’re pretty much done. We should be in the clear.”

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