By Richard Zowie —
Dark clouds and thunderstorms visited Gillespie County Monday evening, bringing rain, some hail and power outages, yet minimal damage to area crops.
Fredericksburg and areas in the county reported amounts of rain up to an inch.
Some areas also reported minor damage due to the small amounts of hail that ranged from golf ball- to pea-sized.
Brad Roeder, Gillespie County agent for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, said there was minor damage done to area crops, particularly small grains.
“It was very isolated and involved the bigger hail, nothing it can’t recover from,” he said.
Roeder added that there was some damage done to newly-planted corn.
“The corn is young enough, so it can recover from that,” he added.
Things were mostly calm inside Fredericksburg. Juli Bahlinger, city communications manager, said there were no reports of any damage.