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Severe thunderstorm in Jamestown

Posted on Aug 2, 2014

In the 5:0o PM hour today, August 2, 2014, we had a very severe thunderstorm in the Jamestown area despite it not being warned as one. Apart from nonstop cloud to ground lightning strikes and torrential rain dumping inches in a short period it had severe hail at least quarter-sized and perhaps nearing golf ball in some locations with vehicle damage reported, downed trees and lines, flooding and a host of other problems. Here was the cell on radar as it peaked regionally and close-up as it hammered Jamestown – pink and purple, over 70dBZ at times! We’ll show you some of hail and more later. Be safe tonight in our region as this is an ongoing situation and let us know what you saw.

Jamestown thunderstorm 08-02-14 2

Jamestown thunderstorm 08-02-14