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Weather photos and video from across west central Minnesota — Wednesday and Thursday A.M.

A collection of storm photos Wednesday and Thursday, May 11-12, 2022, across west central Minnesota.

Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium about 9 a.m. Thursday morning of May 12, 2022 in Willmar.
Golf ball-sized hail fell late Thursday morning in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Courtesy of Bryan Kosidowski @BK1ski
Courtesy Willmar Athletics @cardsathletics
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Weather-related photos Thursday from across west central Minnesota.

Share your weather photos with the West Central Tribune via email to: news@wctrib.com .

More weather stories:
"Last year at this time, when we already were watching the U.S. Drought Monitor turn redder and redder every week, we would have danced with joy to see even one of the storms we've had this year. But right now, at this minute, can it please stop?"

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Heavy rains have soaked fields and further delayed an already late spring planting season while swelling waterways in the region. Hawk Creek rose over its banks in its lower reaches on Thursday. It rose about 10-feet in a 24-hour period at this site at a bridge over Highway 23 south of Maynard as shown on May 12, 2022.
Tom Cherveny /West Central Tribune
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Heavy rains have soaked fields and further delayed an already late planting season while swelling waterways in the region. Hawk Creek rose over its banks in its lower reaches on Thursday, rising about 10-feet in a 24-hour period at this location south of Maynard where it crosses Highway 23 as shown in this photo on May 12, 2022.
Tom Cherveny / West Central Tribune

Thursday will be warmer during the day, followed by likely thunderstorms Thursday evening, some could be severe.

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Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium about 9 a.m. Thursday morning of May 12, 2022 in Willmar.<br/>
Courtesy Willmar Athletics @cardsathletics
Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium about 9 a.m. Thursday morning of May 12, 2022 in Willmar.
Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium about 9 a.m. Thursday morning of May 12, 2022 in Willmar.<br/>
Courtesy Willmar Athletics @cardsathletics
Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium about 9 a.m. Thursday morning of May 12, 2022 in Willmar.
Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium about 9 a.m. Thursday morning of May 12, 2022 in Willmar.<br/>
Courtesy Willmar Athletics @cardsathletics

Wednesday evening photos and video

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