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The City of Bowman had another severe thunderstorm heading for it Sunday afternoon, but a slight change of direction sent it to east of the city.

While Bowman got lightning, thunder and just a trace of rain, other communities to the east were not as lucky.

There were reports of lightning just south of Rhame as well as near Bowman before the storm moved further east.

According to the Hettinger Emergency Management Office, hail and more than a half-inch of rain hit parts of Hettinger County.

Near Regent, the hail was two inches in diameter, while south of New England the hail was the size of golf balls.


More than a half-inch of rain also hit New England Sunday afternoon.

It hit Reeder at about 5 p.m. Sunday, with the storm bringing winds up to 70 miles per hour in places, according to the National Weather Service. The Bismarck office issued a warning, which included Gascoyne, east of Scranton.

The thunderstorm was one of several to hit the state Sunday, with more than a dozen counties part of a severe thunderstorm watch.

It was the second straight day the southwestern region was under an advisory. The advisory was for winds between 25 to 35 miles per hour and gusts up to 50 miles per hour and covered most of the western edge of the state.

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