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Large Hail reports in North & Central Georgia - Photos
February 18, 2009

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A strong upper level disturbance and cold front moved through the Southeast late Wednesday night, February 18, 2009. Ahead of this front, a very warm and moist airmass was in place across Georgia, with temperatures rising into the upper 60s and lower 70s across most of the state. Strong southerly winds at the surface and strong westerly winds aloft combined with this unstable airmass to produce an outbreak of supercell thunderstorms beginning Wednesday afternoon and lasting through early Thursday morning. Before the day was over, severe thunderstorms would drop hailstones the size of golfballs, tennis balls, and even softballs across several north and central Georgia communities. There were reports of damage to cars and homes.

Other photos from the severe weather...



In Meriwether, Coweta and Spalding Counties...

Examples of Hail in Fayette and Coweta Counties. ( click images to enlarge )
Photos courtesy Connie Payne, Darlene Robinson, Tom Samoden, Ed Andross, Andrea Gibson and Fox5-TV (Atlanta) meteorologist Ken Cook.
[ Hand holding large hailstone in Fayetteville. ]
Hand holding large hailstone in Fayetteville.
[ Hand holding large hailstone in Tyrone. ]
Hand holding large hailstone in Tyrone.
[ Hands holding large hailstones in Fayetteville. ]
Hands holding large hailstones in Fayetteville.
[ Hailstone compared to cell phone. ]
Hailstone compared to cell phone.
[ Girl holding large hailstone. ]
Girl holding large hailstone.

 

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