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Overnight rain, wind, hail size of baseballs, strike parts of Saskatchewan

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REGINA - Farmers in southwestern Saskatchewan are expected to be out assessing their fields after a major storm ripped into the region.

Dan Fulton with Environment Canada says there are reports of flattened crops after a very strong but slow-moving system rolled through the region overnight, packing heavy rain and a high wind.

Fulton says there's word of hail stones the size of baseballs that fell in the Frontier and Consul areas.

Other locations were hit by stones the size of golf balls.

The same system also struck southern and eastern regions of Saskatchewan.

At one point Thursday morning, the Carlyle, Carnduff and Oxbow areas were briefly under a severe thunderstorm warning.(CKRM, CJME)

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