Tricounty News

Aug. 6 storm causes patchy damage

The radar showed what looked like small patches of intense color Tuesday evening, Aug. 6. They slowly made their way to our part of the state. W-Corn-photo

Rain, hail, high winds, sunshine and rainbows, more rain, more hail, some combination of the above hit us all.  Hail damage to homes, vehicles and crops was the result. 

At right, this previously thriving cornfield northeast of Kimball was shredded by hail. There were several complaints about a low-flying airplane in the days following the storm; it was a crop-duster spraying corn fields to prevent a fungus that develops after hail damage.