Tuesday afternoon and evenings thunderstorm caused wind and hail damage in the Medina, Cleveland area.  The Jamestown Weather station recorded a peak wind gust of 50 mph. In Medina 65 mph wind.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Southeast Stutsman County.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Strong thunderstorms with heavy winds have caused damage from Beulah to Bismarck to Jamestown.

The National Weather Service says the storms Tuesday night damaged buildings, vehicles, crops and trees. The Bismarck Tribune says wind gusts of up to 70 mph and egg-size hail were reported in Oliver County. Hail also fell in the Bismarck-Mandan area with similar strong wind gusts.

Another storm system south of the cities caused similar damage from Lincoln into Stutsman County to the east, packing wind gusts of 60 mph that toppled trees and power lines.

Meteorologists say the hot, humid weather triggered the storms.

RICHARDTON, N.D. (AP) — A medical examiner has confirmed a lightning strike caused the death of a man at the Schnell Recreation Area near Richardton.

The body of 33-year-old Kyle Brierley, of Dickinson, was found near his pickup truck Sunday. Friends say Brierley was working as a volunteer to spruce up the trails at the recreation area when some storms rolled through.

Stark County Sheriff’s Lt. Eldon Mehrer tells the Bismarck Tribune that Brierley’s death was a “rare, freak” occurrence.