Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Unsettled weather brings sizeable hail

The unsettled weather continued over the weekend with three days of thunderstorms, bringing plenty of rain and hail. The crescendo was a storm on Sunday night that scattered destructive hailstones across the county.

The region was placed on tornado watch and, for the first time this year, Sundance's warning siren sounded – minutes before an ominous black cloud rolled into view.

The largest recorded hailstones during the storm fell northeast of Aladdin at 2.75 inches. North of Hulett, stones of 1.75 inches were reported.

The hail was accompanied by winds of over 50 mph in some areas of the coun...