Rain & Hail Damages Garden & Floods Streets

More than 2" of rain in Saint Louis Park last evening.
Evening rain measures just over 2" in the Green Bay Packer's rain gauge.

We’ve had our share of rain this month and received over 2 inches again last evening.  High winds and hail the size of golf balls shredded leaves on the trees and in the garden.

Hosta leaves were shredded by golf-ball size hail.
Hosta leaves were shredded by golf-ball size hail.
Brussel sprouts were hit by hail too.
Brussel sprouts were hit by hail too.
Upside down tomato plant didn't suffer any hail damage.
Upside down tomato plant didn't suffer any hail damage and is thriving with all the rain and heat.

Thankfully, most of the rest of the vegetables, shrubs,  and flowers were not damaged by the storm.

Mushrooms are flourishing with the wet weather we've had in June.
Mushrooms are flourishing with the wet weather we've had in June.
A variety of mushrooms are popping up all over the lawn.
A variety of mushrooms are popping up all over the lawn.

The rain flooded freeways and side streets.  One creative snowmobiler used the opportunity to get his sled out and ride up and down a street that had turned into a stream.  Check out the video here: man rides snowmobile on flooded streets.

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