The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Brief thunderstorm leaves lasting effects

 

April 30, 2014

Photo by Sean C. Morgan M&M-SIZED hailstones clog cover a roof and clog rain gutters after the storm.

A brief thunderstorm left a big impact Tuesday afternoon, April 22.

The storm, which lasted only about 15 minutes left Sweet Home buried under a blanket of white M&M-sized hail, splintered at least two trees and knocked out phones, Internet service and power at Sweet Home High School.

It began about 2:30 p.m. with a downpour of hail that filled streets and rain gutters, and knocking blossoms and newly formed leaves off trees.

Within a few minutes, the first bolt of lightning struck, followed by a second that hit a tree in a yard at 1124 18th Ave., across the fence from the Sweet Home Hi...



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