LA CROSSE, Wis. -

The first severe thunderstorm of the season moved through the La Crosse area Tuesday night bringing with it some significant hail.

slideshows_icon[1] SLIDESHOW: Pictures from hail storm

It came down in a quick burst for a few minutes, looking almost like snow as it covered the ground.

The hail was anywhere from pea size to quarter size. There's no word on any damage from the storm.

StormTeam 8 Meteorologist Michelle Poedel says a thunderstorm is considered severe when the potential or report of hail is at least 1" or larger; or winds are 58 mph or stronger, which was not the case with this storm.