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Rain, Hail Fall Fast and Furious on Monday

By Jesse Wood

Torrential rains fell on the High Country on Monday afternoon, turning local rivers into rushing brown madness, and hail nearly the size of golfballs fell in some parts of the region.

Before the storms came, RaysWeather.com posted on Facebook:

“As expected, Tropical Storm Ana delivered the goods as far as healthy rainfall totals along the coast (see radar estimated rainfall map). It wasn’t all bad, as it was getting pretty dry in places down east. As the Ana remnant circulation exits today, that will put WNC in a better position for scattered afternoon thunderstorms today. We could actually use some rain here, too.”

Well, the High Country sure got a dose of wetness as cars were driving in dangerous conditions with visibility at a minimum during the peak of the rainstorm. Also, see the video of hail below. 

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  • Banner Elk: 1.39 inches
  • Beech Mountain: .71 inches
  • Blowing Rock: 2.99 inches
  • Boone: .04 inches
  • Deep Gap: .09 inches
  • Foscoe: .71 inches
  • Linville: .03 inches
  • Newland: .02 inches
  • Seven Devils: .89 inches
  • Valle Crucis: 1.1 inches
  • Zionville: .55 inches