Remnants of Beta bring hail, rain, some power outages to area
As the remnants of Beta pass over North Carolina, some counties were issued warnings for severe thunderstorms and even a tornado. In Wake County, hail was reported in several areas and power was knocked out in some locations.
But did you hear it tonight? Hail fell on some areas, like this home in Apex. Just look at the size of that Hail. We've got reports of golf ball sized hail from several people in Wake County as strong storms moved through our area this evening. We're glad you're with us tonight. I'm Kathryn Brown, and I'm Debra Morgan. Gerald is off tonight. That same storm system affected the sandhills and much more. Meteorologist Cat Campbell has been tracking it all evening and the WRL Severe Weather Center and she begins our severe weather coverage tonight. And cat, what a busy night. It waas? Yes, it was no more. Hail on radar. Right now across our viewing area. The strongest storm is crossing just south of Lumberton right now. And that will keep moving to the east. We do still have some remaining rain and thunderstorms out there tonight, but no warnings in effect. And just some rain in the areas that did see the hail earlier. Let me walk you through what happened earlier. The first signs of hail came in Southern Pines this afternoon just after 6. 45. And that is where we had 450.7 inch size Hail reported. We saw the storm weakened right before it moved into Lee County. But in Sanford, we really started to see that storm intensify. We had severe thunderstorm warnings that whole time as the storm crossed into Weight County and you can clearly see where the hail fell. It was in the western side of weight County west carry Apex reporting Ah, lot of hail. And the maximum hail report that we did have in was for two inch hail. That is egg size hail that was just southwest of APEC. So a big hailstorm that we saw tonight and I want to show you an incredible piece of technology that we have here a WRL and walk you through what happened with this storm in three D. So this is the storm, right? As it crossed into the Wake County line just northwest a few quay Verena, the height of the storm was about 20,000 ft. As the storm moved over top of Apex and west carry. We actually saw the height of the core of the storm growing to about 30,000 ft, cruising altitude for most airplanes. So that allowed the storms the hailstones toe actually have more time to grow. And they were reaching a colder, higher part of the atmosphere. And that is where we saw the largest tail reported. As the storm moved closer to the airport, we started to see the storm collapse. And that is why we started to see the size of the hail going down. We're expecting a much quieter weekend, but there is still some rain in the forecast and I'll walk you through the weekend rain Timeline on future cast in about 15 minutes. There's a vivid lightning tonight too, didn't we? Just in incredible evening. Thank you, Cat. Yeah. Mhm. Multiple trees and power lines down in Raleigh and Rosalia Federal Live in the breaking news tracker Thistles Leesville Road. Let me show you what's happening here. This is near CREss MMA drive. And as I take you down this road, you'll see this Duke Energy crew and look just passed that truck. You see that massive tree right there in the middle of the road? That is what this road looks like all down the road branches and leaves. If we go down Leesville Road, you're looking at a lot of police lights. That's because there are power lines down in the middle of the road. There you go. If you look in the center of your screen, you'll see some down right there. Tree fell brought those lines down. It was a mess driving around this area. So keep that in mind if you're coming this way, Leesville Road is shut down their crest Mont drive. But this isn't the only damage people in our area has seen or storm related stuff people have seen. We're talking about hail. I want to show you this video. This is in Apex. Take a look. This hail coming in through this into this garage. Look at the size of that. And the sound of that. Just flying in their, uh this get is an A packs. And then I wanna take you to this video. If you listen to this video and carry, this is what some people heard and experienced while driving. Just the sound off that hill hitting that car. I'm sure they're not going to forget that sound or this experience any time soon. Uh, it's so loud, it might not be as loud as it was. If you're watching this throughout me, talking over it. But Deborah Haydock also lives in a packs, and she heard and experienced the same thing inside her home. I want you to listen to her. She explained what they're hoping not to see tomorrow. They were watching a movie. They weren't a expecting, you know, they weren't watching the news. They're looking at their phones to get these alerts. But they heard all of that hail coming down on their roof, which they just replaced a few years ago because of another hailstorm. Hailstorm. Here's what she had to say. They brought a car in the garage. We had two cars in the driveway. I'm worried about what we're gonna find in the morning. Like, Are they going to be covered in dense? Because this went on, I'd say, for about 10 minutes of just pouring ice and these balls, I mean, I'm thinking maybe 1 to 2 inches of ice balls. Large hail. You heard Cat talk about it. You saw it in those videos. Coming up on WRL news at 11. I have more pictures. Mawr video to show you of what people experienced on saw tonight. Back to you, Rose Thank you. What an absolute mess. Don't just cringe seeing that hail come down on the cars. Jeez, look at this. We'll stay and carry for just a moment. You could get an idea from this photo with a piece of hail in this person's hand. How large it is. Look at this video and take a listen to this out and carry. This happened just a short time ago. This'll is absolutely insane. E mean, it's almost like snow there on the ground with all that white, that hailstorm came through and went through pretty quickly, but left quite a bit of damage behind. I also want to mention some power outages across Raleigh. The majority of our outages right here, north and northwest of downtown, just above the airport. There more than 1000 customers in the dark this evening, as crews work to bring power back to that community, it is believed to be weather related back to you. It looks like that hail may have triggered that car alarm as well. Certainly gives an indication of the power of that storm mark. Thank you.