Severe thunderstorms hit North Carolina on Monday, March 13, 2019, downing trees and causing damage to homes, buildings and cars.
Thunderstorms with hail from 42 to 66 mm (1.6 - 2.6 inches) hit north and east of Raleigh, NC, damaging homes, toppling down trees and blocking traffic.
An unconfirmed tornado (EF-1 to EF-2) moved through eastern Wake County for several minutes. NWS was unable to complete damage surveys on Monday, but preliminary reports said the tornado first touched down west of Rolesville Road and Tink's Place and then crossed U.S Route 264 and moved along N.C. Highway 97 into Zebulon, WRAL reports.
Hail as large as tennis balls moved just south of Raleigh, severely damaging vehicles.
Severe weather hit much of central #nc today, bringing tornado watches and warnings to parts of the state. Residents posted video of the strong winds, hail and heavy rain as it swept through the area. #ncwx pic.twitter.com/77fBlNN537— Helen Holt (@helenholt123) May 13, 2019
Walmart in Garner is CLOSED. The hail broke the windows of their skylights and there’s major clean up to do. Employee cars also damaged pic.twitter.com/vqZssKWeKx— Kasey Cunningham (@WRALKasey) May 13, 2019
Storms hit hard here. Giant hail damaged EVERY car. (This was a smaller piece of Hail and it's been melting for 3 hours) pic.twitter.com/bJRBl5Zl04— Nick (@iCuhRupt) May 13, 2019
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