Severe Weather Visits Nelson – But Nothing Terribly Bad

Photo By East Nelson Photographer Tori Mininger : As a severe thunderstorm moved across Nelson County early Friday afternoon Tori grabbed this shot from Shipman in East Nelson.

Nelson County, Virginia
By 3PM Friday afternoon a round of severe storms had moved across Nelson County. A Tornado Warning was issued during the early afternoon as radar indicated a tornado was being tracked moving out of Amherst toward Nelson. Numerous Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were also issued throughout the afternoon.

As the severe storms rolled through, officials at Nelson County Public Schools held students from boarding buses until the weather cleared. There were also some reports of debris scattered on some roads across Nelson, but no major damage was reported.

Jeremy Graybill shared this photo with us of large hailstones from Friday's storm on Heards Mountain Rd. near Bethel Church

By far the strongest of storms was to the north and east of Nelson. In the DC MD ara several reports of tornados and storm damage were received by early evening Friday.

Just before dark, all of the severe weather activity in the Nelson area was done with only rain showers left behind.

Saturday and Sunday look stunning with mostly sunny skies, low humidity, and mild temperatures.



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