Strong Storms Move Through Triangle Area

Posted March 28, 2007

— An approaching cold front brought scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Triangle area Wednesday evening.


The National Weather Service said reports of hail, sometimes as large as baseballs, began coming in from Nash, Granville and Edgecombe counties about 3:45 and continued until almost 6 p.m. Most reports were of smaller hail, however.

The weather service also had reports of flash flooding on N.C. 43 in Nash County and on several city streets on Oxford.

WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said a stabilizing atmosphere should allow for spotty areas of rain and drizzle late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.

Much colder air was on the way for into central North Carolina overnight, NWS forecasters said. Temperatures Wednesday evening were expected to remain in the upper 60s to lower 70s, dropping into the upper 40s and lower 50s by daybreak.


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  • Sound Man Mar 29, 2007

    skywatch- I was in that hailstorm in Rocky Mount yesterday when it hit. When it hit your vehicle it sounded like cannonballs but in reality it was only about the size of a golfball. Still very scary though.

  • Tax Man Mar 28, 2007

    Here I am in Morrisville (near the RTP-Airport) and have not seen any storm as of 11:47 pm. I have seen the lightning in the distance.

  • STFU Mar 28, 2007

    So I guess the Raleigh area wont be getting any rain or thunderstorms. What a shock, its told we will and we dont. Thats a first! I hope the people who experienced all the hail made out alright damage wise.

  • Skywatch_NC Mar 28, 2007

    I read at the SPC (Storm Prediction Center) site that one of the areas of baseball sized hail that was observed in Rocky Mount was at a shopping mall. Can't imagine all the vehicles there that got dinged up. Going to be a very busy time for insurance adjusters.

  • Riverracer Mar 28, 2007

    The hail in Little Washington was about golf ball sized. I was driving down the road and it sounded like somebody was beating my truck with a baseball bat. Luckily, there were no dents, but it looked like it had snowed.

  • no screen name Mar 28, 2007


    I am sure it was. I was not there but was told about it by a friend that could not believe what he was seeing!

  • 25874245844 Mar 28, 2007

    I live in Speed, but I work in Pinetops (Edgecombe County) and when I left work the hail was coming down the size of golf balls and dented my truck up and made the ground look like it had snowed. My truck was even sliding over the ice. Crazy. Never seen nothing like this before

  • Curegrrl Mar 28, 2007

    oh noes!!!

  • lynnelawry Mar 28, 2007

    Was hail large enough to cause damage to houses (roofs) or cars?

  • no screen name Mar 28, 2007

    there was lots of hail in Greenville, it looked like snow on the ground