Weather Report: Oh Hail!


By Alexis Stevens

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It had all the makings of a weather nightmare. Rain, lightning, hail and strong winds.

But the powerful storms that rolled through the metro area Monday afternoon left damage only in isolated spots, mostly in the northern suburbs. No serious injuries or deaths were attributed to the storms, which darkened skies and made a mess of rush hour.

By 7 p.m., it was over and done, Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns told the AJC. Despite numerous tornado warnings and watches across the Atlanta and north Georgia area, most of the damage could be attributed to wind, Burns said.

During the height of the storm, about 15,000 Georgia Power customers were without electricity, but the majority was restored quickly as the rain and winds swept through.

With Monday’s storms out the way, the forecast for the next several days includes sunny skies and high temperatures in the middle 60s, Burns said.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.” ~ Matthew 7: 24-29

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