Wisconsin towns hammered by hail storms

Random Lake, Belgium, among those affected
Posted at 4:32 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 18:23:20-05

The villages of Random Lake and Belgium took the brunt of Tuesday’s severe thunderstorm that moved through Southeast Wisconsin around 10:30 a.m.

The roads and grass were covered with so much hail it looked like it had snowed. The National Weather service’s official reports show the hail was as big as 1-inch in diameter.

John Kovach, the sales manager at Eric Von Schledorn Ford in Random Lake said the storm moved in quick.

“It got really dark, really quick. It sounded like rocks coming down on the roof… I’ve never seen hail like that before” Kovach said.

Members of his staff inspected the vehicles for damage but didn’t find any which Kovach was surprised by.

He thinks the hail was softer than what would have moved through here in the summer. 

“It was almost like pellets from your water softener. That was the size and consistency, I’m pretty surprised there’s not as much damage as there was,” Kovach said.

Belgium and Random Lake officials told TODAY’S TMJ4 that no major damage was reported to them after the storm rolled through.

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