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Dakota Datebook- Freakish Hail Storm and Cold Day in Beulah

 

July 15, 2019



Freakish Hail Storm

by Tessa Sandstrom

July 16, 2019— It was 1951, and farmers of Emmons and McIntosh Counties were optimistic about the year’s crops. It looked to be one of the best crops they had ever had, but it was late at night on this date when many of these crops were pummeled by ice chunks the size of a man’s fist.

The storm, reported to be 10 miles deep and 40 miles long, was a sporadic one, too. The Ashley Tribune reported that this “freakish” hail storm “oddly ... lifted here and there, sparing numerous fields, while others nearby were almost totally destroyed.” Nea...



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