Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Door County Hail "A Storm That Left Its Mark:"

Hail storm causes "complete damage" in Sevastopol.  (Door County Advocate, 7/15/2014)

Pummeled.    Hail that Stasiak estimated at 1½ to 2 inches wide pummeled cherry trees, grapevines, winter wheat and corn crops just after 10 p.m. A Door County Sheriff's deputy took a picture of hail piled 3-4 inches deep on West Dunn Road, resembling a scene from a winter snowstorm.

Whenever I read or hear a weather forecast that includes the phrase

Severe thunderstorms capable of producing 
damaging winds and large hail 

I worry about damage to the many perennials in our yard and consider the many hours of work that has gone into this makeover since 1987.

We've been lucky.

Only once in 27 years have we experienced any severe hail damage.

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