Heavy hailstorm, lightning strikes hit Sweet Home

A thunderstorm that hit Sweet Home at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, dumped about an inch of hail on roofs and roads and left at least one tree split in two by lightning.

A lightning strike left a tree in a yard on 18th Avenue, immediately north of Sweet Home High School, split. Scattered thunderstorms are predicted for this evening.

The National Weather Service is predicting snow for the upper passes in the Cascades east of Sweet Home Tuesday and Wednesday.

For more on the storm, including photos and witness accounts, see the April 30 edition of The New Era.