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Hail stones left their mark on the rear window of this car parked in the SJE-Rhombus lot on County Road 6 west of Detroit Lakes.

Hail breaks car windows just west of Detroit Lakes

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Hail stones the size of golf balls and small baseballs smashed car windows west of Detroit Lakes this [Tuesday] afternoon.

A half-dozen cars in the SJE-Rhombus parking lot on County Road 6 had windows broken out by the hail stones.

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The storm was freakish in that one car would have serious damage, with multiple broken windows, deep dents and even hanging interior lights -- while one next to it seemed to have sustained little damage.

Detroit Lakes itself apparently received mostly pea-sized hail, but reports were received of larger hail stones in the Audubon, Cormorant and Rochert areas.

Kelly Shannon, of the Becker County Sheriff's Office, said he observed a vehicle driven by a woman on Highway 59 south with a severely cracked "spiderwebbed" windshield and a rear window that was completely broken out.

He said a gravel pit on County Road 6 was white with hail stones.

No injuries were immediately reported from the hail or the severe thunderstorm that passed though the area late this afternoon, he said.

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