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Large Hail Batters the Southeast Causing Damage

21 Mar 2017, 6:12 pm

Tuesday, the Storm Prediction Center had placed a portion of Tennessee and Georgia under an enhanced risk of severe weather, and this was greatly justified.  Large hail up to the size of baseballs fell from Tennessee to South Carolina, causing significant damage.

Photo: Nigel Robertson/WYFF News

In Greenville, South Carolina, golf ball to baseball-sized hail cracked windshields, and caused siding damage. In Cleveland, Tennessee, tennis ball size hail also caused significant hail damage to vehicles.

In addition to the hail, strong winds downed trees and power lines. In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, strong winds caused roof damage to the elementary school, as well as causing a tractor trailer to be blown onto a car at I-24 and highway 231. Multiple trees were also downed across the city. In Centertown, Tennessee, a measured 55-mph wind gusts uprooted a 2 foot in diameter tree.

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