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Severe Thunderstorm in Washington County Thursday

Posted: Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Thursday afternoon a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Washington County.

At 3:30 p.m., the warning was issued by the National Weather Service and it expired at 4:20 p.m. The storm swept across the northern portion of Washington County from Wellman to Riverside, and into Louisa County. A trained weather spotter reported wind gusts between 40-60 miles per hour near Haskins with nickel-sized hail. Also, golf ball-size hail was reported near Highland High School. In Wellman there was pea-sized hail, wind gusts estimated at 30-40 miles per hour, and several small tree branches were down. Washington received 0.42 inches of rain throughout the day Thursday.

Washington County Emergency Management Coordinator Marissa Reisen reminded listeners to use caution if driving, and if encountering a flooded road turn around, don’t drown. Six members of the KCII Severe Weather Action Team worked to bring live coverage of the storm, and had the power gone off KCII would remain on air with our emergency back up generators.