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Storms bring hail, high winds to Northland

Hail as large as golf balls fell in parts of the Northland on Monday as severe thunderstorms moved across the region from north to south. The storms started early in the day, with quarter-size hail reported at Kabetogama in northern St. Louis Cou...

Hail as large as golf balls fell in parts of the Northland on Monday as severe thunderstorms moved across the region from north to south.

The storms started early in the day, with quarter-size hail reported at Kabetogama in northern St. Louis County just before 8 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued several severe thunderstorm warnings as the storms moved south across the Iron Range, and then toward the Twin Ports and into Douglas County.

The Weather Service relayed a spotter report of golf-ball-size hail at 11:40 a.m. at Northland Camping and RV Park near the junction of U.S. highways 2-53 and state Highway 13 southwest of Superior.

Other hail reports Monday morning and afternoon included quarter-size hail on West Skyline Parkway in Duluth; nickel-size hail at Cromwell and in Gary-New Duluth; penny-size hail in West Duluth and in Superior's Billings Park neighborhood; and pea-sized hail covering the ground near Hinckley.

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There also were some reports of trees downed by strong winds as the storms rolled through. Winds gusts were estimated at 55 mph in Iron River, and 60 mph at Butternut in Ashland County.

The storms continued moving south during the afternoon hours, with reports of large hail toward the Twin Cities metro area.

Quieter but cooler conditions are forecast for the Northland Tuesday, with highs near 70 inland but only in the 60s near Lake Superior under mostly sunny skies.

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