Source: Barb Glen,, November 1, 2018 

Every cloud has a silver lining, as the saying goes, but for the prairie growing season of 2018, the silver lining came without many clouds — hail clouds in particular.

The Canadian Crop Hail Association released its hail summary today, noting lack of moisture in many areas this summer resulted in fewer storms than average.

However, severity in terms of crop damage was high in the few storms that did gather.

Of particular note for the CCHA was a June 14 storm that hit all three prairie provinces from Picture Butte, Alta., to Morden, Man.

“Some insurers reported this to be one of the costliest June storms on record,” the CCHA said in its report.

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