Weather Forecast


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Northern St. Croix County hammered by hail, rain

Hail that fell in the Deer Park area covered some spots like it was snow. (Photo submitted by Jeff Croes)1 / 4
The hail size was less than a penny. (Photo submitted by Jeff Croes)2 / 4
Hail covered the porch at Jeff Croes home. (Photo submitted by Jeff Croes)3 / 4
A picture of the gathering storm clouds north of the Jim and Joyce Klemesrud farm on County Road C in Star Prairie Township. (Photo by Mike Burke, clerk-treasurer of Star Prairie Township)4 / 4

The warning sirens blew in New Richmond, but storm clouds stayed to the north and east Monday afternoon around 2 p.m.

Local farmer Jeff Croes from Croes Udder Dairy just west of Deer Park reported more than an inch of rain fell in about 15 minutes.

A huge blast of hail also fell within a 30-second period, turning some spots white like snow. Hail was also reported in the Osceola area earlier in the afternoon.

There were no specific damage reports immediately.