Hailstorm Batters Jamaica Plain

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Shamus Moynihan (@ShamusJP)

Tweet from JP's Shamus Moynihan

A brief but intense hailstorm hit the neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. Reports came in from all over the neighborhood about trees down, driving rain and large chunks of hail.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning through 4:45 p.m. Tuesday about this particular storm. A severe weather watch remains in place through 8 p.m.

The storm felled this tree on Prince Street:

The weather cliche about "golf ball-sized hail" came true:

And another view of hail, showing its relative size:

Some residents managed to get video of the hail as it struck, like Julia Becker Collins:

The view from Fran Harrington's porch: