Large Hailstones Pound Western North Carolina Amid Tornado Warnings

Severe storms brought large hailstones to portions of western North Carolina – as well as northeastern Georgia and upstate South Carolina – on Friday, May 6, amid multiple tornado warnings in the region.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather warning for the area through Friday night, and forecast widespread showers and thunderstorms. Damaging straight-line winds and hail could be possible alongside the tornado threat, the NWS said.

The NWS reported golfball-sized hail in the vicinities of Gastonia, Lincolnton, and South Carolina’s Lake Wylie.

This video taken by Twitter user @_aJw_25, who said he filmed it in Mooresboro, shows a hailstorm. Credit: @_aJw_25 via Storyful

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