Summer Hail Hits Eastern North Carolina

Jul 30, 2014

Severe weather on Monday spawned reports of hail damage in Eastern North Carolina. Lee Jenkins reports.

Craven and Pamlico County were pelted with hail caused by Monday afternoon’s severe thunderstorms. The National Weather Service says the City of Havelock took the brunt of it. Minnesott Beach, Charles Street, and the Cherry Point marine base had reports of golf ball sized hail, two inches in diameter. Gumbranch Park in Havelock had hail the size of baseballs, and sixty-five mile-per-hour wind gusts were recorded near Cherry Point.

Several cars sustained windshield damage, and the baseball-sized hail pelted several mobile homes off of Highway 101 in Havelock. For Public Radio East, I’m Lee Jenkins.