Hail pounds parts of Wis., Minn.

Thunderstorms dump hail on southwestern Wisconsin, southeastern Minn.
Hail pounds parts of Wis., Minn.

Thunderstorms packing heavy rain, hail and high winds have pounded parts of southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.

The National Weather Service says a cooperative observer measured 2.5-inch hail near La Crosse Thursday.

Hail measuring 2 inches was reported near Onalaska.

In southeastern Minnesota, hail estimated at 1.25 inches was reported near Lanesboro. Law enforcement reported hail estimated at 1 inch near LaCrescent.

Some crop damage is reported in Fillmore County in a swath south of Highway 52.

The storm dumped 2.1 inches of rain in Spring Valley in southeastern Minnesota. Gusty winds estimated at 40 mph were reported near Harmony.

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