Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Severe weather and a rare hailstorm pummel Boston

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Severe weather rolled through the Northeast on Tuesday, pummeling several states and dropping a rare hailstorm in the Boston area, including downtown. Golfball-sized hailstones fell across the area along with heavy rain and winds.

Timelapse of the hailstorm rolling into Boston. (via @fedson12) http://pic.twitter.com/yDmPeIQrar

— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) August 4, 2015

According to local news reports, the storms downed trees and knocked out power to around tens of thousands of customers across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. A local even reported a rain-wrapped tornado sighting but the National Weather Service told WCVB it could not confirm the sighting; there were tornado warnings for counties to the northwest of Boston Read more...

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