Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:02

All hail breaks loose in Hamlet

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Hamlet residents report quarter- to golf ball-sized hail fell during a storm that passed through Sunday afternoon. A severe thunderstorm warning and regional tornado watch recently expired. Hamlet residents report quarter- to golf ball-sized hail fell during a storm that passed through Sunday afternoon. A severe thunderstorm warning and regional tornado watch recently expired. Photo courtesy of Jamie Watson

HAMLET — A storm moving through earlier Sunday dropped hail on Richmond County for the second time this weekend.


Residents in Hamlet report quarter- to golf ball-sized hail falling in their yards while other areas just received rain.

Readers posted photos of the ice chunks as comments to a RO Facebook post about the severe thunderstorm warning that has since expired.

A regional tornado watch issued earlier in the afternoon also just expired.

Richmond County Emergency Services Director Donna Wright says her department hasn’t received any damage reports.

Hail was reported in Ellerbe during a storm that passed through on Saturday afternoon.

The rest of the week is expected to be sunny and warm, with clouds moving in on Thursday with a chance for more showers and storms at the end of the week.