Viking hit hard by hail: Chance of bumper crops pounded down


The promise of a bumper crop  in the Viking area was destroyed when a storm pushed through Thursday night, Aug. 23, bringing with it pounding rain and crushing hail.

    Dark clouds started to form mid-afternoon and just after 5 p.m. large drops of rain bounced off the streets. The rain was followed by high winds accompanied by thunder and lightening.

    In a matter of minutes Highway 619 was covered with hail which made driving conditions dangerous and crops, some in swaths and some still standing, were beaten into the ground.

For more see the Aug. 28/12 issue of the Viking Weekly Review

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