There’s more crop damage in Iowa as a result of severe storms over the weekend. Strong winds of 70 to 80 miles per hour were reported across much of the state. Softball size hail fell near Kiron in Crawford County early this morning. Crawford County Extension Director Coletta Weeda says the area did not receive much rain.
"In fact, we probably received less than a half an inch here," Weeda said. "The biggest concern was the hail, which (came) in a wide variety of sizes." The hail near Denison was one to two inches in diameter. Weeda says they’re still accessing crop damage from the hail, but it could have been worse.
"At this point, it’s going to have done some (damage), but I think farmers are going to be in one of those wait and see cases as to actually how much it’s actually hurt their crops," Weeda said. With the corn tassling, farmers are hoping the hail didn’t hurt pollination.