RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) â€” A brief yet intense hailstorm that dropped as much as 4 inches of slippery pellets in a South Dakota city prompted officials to call out snowplows in the middle of summer.
Pennington County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Jackson tells the Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/1MtzW6U ) that the Tuesday night incident on U.S. Highway 16 south of Rapid City was "definitely weird" for mid-July.
The National Weather Service says pea-size hail pelted the highway for approximately 15 minutes. Jackson says the area was shrouded in heavy fog as the hail melted & a few cars went off the road, yet that there were no serious injuries.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com
Source: “Associated Press”