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Weather Service Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Flash storm may be capable of producing nickel-sized hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

The National Weather Service at 4:45 p.m. Sunday issued a severe thunderstorm warning for east central Los Angeles County.

The service’s Doppler radar indicates the storm may be capable of producing nickel-sized hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

At the time the announcement was issued, the storm was 21 miles northeast of Sierra Madre and traveling southwest at five miles per hour.

The weather service warns, “This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path, prepare immediately for damaging wind, destrictive hail and deadly cloud-to-ground lightning.”

It also suggests people outside move to a shelter, preferably inside a strong building, but away from windows.

Kim Axelrod Ohanneson September 10, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Did anyone experience this storm? I couldn't even find it on the news.
Warren O. September 10, 2012 at 03:31 PM
There was a tiny bit of rain in Highland Park sometime between 7:30 and 8:30 last night.
Ajay Singh (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I did, Kim. A slight rain under still-sunny skies caught us by surprise on the 110 North at the point where the Montecito Heights solar array becomes visible on the hills to the right. Then we encountered relatively stronger showers in San Marino for about 15 minutes.
Marcus September 10, 2012 at 05:02 PM
The hyperbolic title led me to believe that dire weather was on its way. I saw none of it, and now reading about light rain. Weather forecasters have a great job. Even if you are bad at it, you can always blame it on the unpredictable nature of weather.
The MOG September 10, 2012 at 05:16 PM
The rain fell pretty good here, South of Figueroa St., and it was very pleasing to cool off under the big drops that came down slowly, with heavy plops! My 2 yr old nephew was visiting, and we both took advantage by dancing under the Summer Rain. Fun!
Jinx September 11, 2012 at 01:23 AM
yeah, didn't see a drop of this "severe" weather. But then i guess that would totally be the first time the weather defied human prediction, right?

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