Along with quite the lightning show and heavy rain, last night’s storms produced a lot of hail. If your reading this, there is a pretty good chance at least one of the storm cells brought you some hail. Fortunately most of the hail was less then one inch in diameter, but there were a few isolated occurrences where the hail was larger. The largest hail reported was just northwest of Neillsville at 2 inches in Diameter. Golf Ball size hail (1.75″) was also reported just west of Merrill and north of Wausau.
There was also scattered reports of trees and limbs down across the area due to wind and lighting. Tree Damage was reported in Phillips, Park Falls, Prentice( you can see the price county theme). Tree damage was also reported in Spencer and Merrill.
Most importantly, most places picked up around an inch of rain. Merrill saw about an inch and a half!! This good soaking rain brought our April rain total back to around average, and with a lot more rain expected later tonight and into tomorrow, we could be well above average by Monday.
Here of some pictures sent in from the storms, thanks to all for taking them. Don’t forget, you can also send us pictures using the Report Storms link on the top of the weather page.
This post was written by bniznansky on April 25, 2009