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Storm drops half-inch hail in Clear Spring

Flood advisory posted Thursday night for southwestern Franklin County and southern Fulton County

May 03, 2012

CLEAR SPRING — Hail up to a half-inch in diameter was reported from Clear Spring west to Hancock Thursday night, according to a Washington County 911 spokesman.

The hail lasted between a half hour and 45-minutes, said Sgt. Tony Lida of the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Department.

The National Weather Service warned of isolated severe thunderstorms Thursday evening in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, and central and Western Maryland.

The main threat was from large hail, according to a  hazardous weather outlook posted by the weather service.

Clusters of showers and isolated thunderstorms were also expected across south central Pennsylvania Thursday night.

A flood advisory was also posted Thursday night for southwestern Franklin County and southern Fulton County, according to the weather service.

Storms capable of damaging winds are also possible this afternoon across central Maryland and West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, the weather service said.

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