To much delight, the local area saw some rain last night and early this morning, some of which was accompanied by stronger thunderstorms. I did manage to get some video of the lightning along with some stills from the video seen below. Not the greatest; what do you expect from a cheap camera ?
While severe storms crossed through and around the area, there wasn’t much damage to report locally. The usual tree taking out power lines and power outages due to some other reason, not yet known for some in Harris county. I did hear the Hail at my location and even saw it when I went outside. It was light and pea sized lasting about 30 seconds. It was gone before I could grab some and get a picture. I mentioned this on Facebook and Twitter
As far as storm reports go, for the local area there were 2. As usual, there were likely more but unreported.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
139 AM EDT THU JUN 16 2011
1228 AM HAIL 1 S COLUMBUS 32.45N 84.99W
06/16/2011 E0.50 INCH MUSCOGEE GA PUBLIC
1242 AM TSTM WND DMG 2 ESE COLUMBUS 32.45N 84.96W
06/16/2011 MUSCOGEE GA 911 CALL CENTER
MUSCOGEE COUNTY 911 RELAYED REPORTS OF A DOWNED TREE AND
A DOWNED POWERLINE IN COLUMBUS.
I haven’t checked the rain gauge here at the house yet but, at the Columbus Airport they recorded 0.36 inches according to the National Weather Service.
I hope we can squeeze out some more rain today, but I doubt we will. I now return you to your sweltering heat.