A brief hail storm made its way through Madison on Wednesday evening, but only those in close proximity to the city were aware of the storm. Lake County Emergency Management Director Don Thomson said that Wednesday's storm was an extremely narrow system that moved north through the county following SD-19 and US-81.
"It was only a matter of a mile or two wide," Thomson said.
While the storm didn't bring much in the form of severe weather, Thomson said, residents should keep an eye out over the next three nights. Some severe systems are forming that could hit the area Friday and Saturday.
Thomson said residents in the Nunda and Ramona areas were unaffected by Wednesday's system and the Wentworth area may have seen some showers, but Madison residents witnessed varying sizes of hail accompanying rain that measured just .03 to .5 of an inch.
Thomson said he has unconfirmed reports of hail measuring golf ball size and confirmed hail as big as one inch in diameter.
"There were a lot of differing sizes," he said.
The system didn't leave much damage in its wake. Thomson said a branch fell on W. Center Street and took out power for a little while, but city crews were able to repair the damage and restore power.
The storm changed direction north of Madison and headed east at US-14, he said.