Reports Of Damage From Monday’s Hailstorm

An intense storm caused significant damage to gardens and orchards in a small swath of the Door Peninsula Monday night.  Cherry and apple orchards were destroyed during the storm.  The U-W Extension Peninsular Experimental Station north of Sturgeon Bay was particularly hard hit.  That’s according to superintendent Matt Stasiak…

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Stasiak says as much as four inches of hail could be found on the experimental station grounds.  He says it appears that the intense storm was fairly localized…

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Stasiak adds that an evaluation will be needed to determine where to go from here…

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While the majority of cherry producing orchards in Door County were spared, the total damage at Lee Petrina’s Choice Orchards will put a significant dent in Door County’s cherry crop.  At present, the extent of the total damage in Door County is being evaluated.

 

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