NELSON: Intense Storms Drop Hail & Flooding Rains

Photo By Jennifer Wright: Heavy hail fell with a severe thunderstorm just after 3PM Tuesday afternoon – May 7, 2013. This is the porch of Jennifer Wright’s home in Shipman, VA.

Nelson County, VA

Very intense storms moving across East and Central Nelson County Tuesday afternoon dropped very heavy flooding rains along with hail in many locations.

Photo By Tori Mininger : Tori measured 1/2″ of hail on the ground in Shipman Tuesday afternoon – May 7, 2013.
Photo By BRLM Yvette Stafford: Dark storm clouds moved north from south of Nellysford along Route 151 Tuesday afternoon – May 7, 2013.
Photo By John Taylor : The same storm clouds as seen in the pic by Yvette above, but as seen looking down from Devils Knob at Wintergreen Resort.
Photo By Danny Johnson: Flooding rains cover the street near BB&T Bank in Lovingston Tuesday afternoon – May 7, 2013.
Photo By Cliff Oliver: This is Dutch Creek Lane in Shipman. Cliff tells us it is generally only 3-4 feet wide, but flooding rains made it more like a lake Tuesday afternoon – May 7, 2013.

Nelson school students were held at NMS & NCHS until the storms passed before being let on buses to head home.

Many severe thunderstorm warnings along with flood watches and warnings remained in effect late Tuesday.


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