Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 0.75 in.
State MAINE
County/Area SOMERSET
WFO GYX
Report Source Public
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-08-16 15:16:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1SSE MERCER BEECH FLD ARP
Begin Lat/Lon 44.65/-69.89
End Date 2008-08-16 15:23:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An unusually deep upper level low pressure system swinging into the northeast on the 16th of August resulted in low freezing levels and weak upper flow. A strong vorticity maximum advecting into the area combined with marginal cape indices to fire off the initial convection. Terrain and potent outflow boundaries organized these initial cells into longer lived pulse type storms which quickly became numerous throughout the forecast area. Large hail was the main result of these storms with numerous reports of hail 1 inch or larger. Some flash flooding was reported due to multiple slow moving storms in Androscoggin County.
Event Narrative A severe thunderstorm produced .75 inch hail near Mercer.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPTON OXFORD CO. ME 08/16/2008 12:28 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANSON SOMERSET CO. ME 08/16/2008 14:15 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH WINDHAM CUMBERLAND CO. ME 08/16/2008 14:24 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WELLS YORK CO. ME 08/16/2008 14:30 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWHALL CUMBERLAND CO. ME 08/16/2008 14:38 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MECHANIC FALLS ANDROSCOGGIN CO. ME 08/16/2008 14:45 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST MINOT ANDROSCOGGIN CO. ME 08/16/2008 14:45 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW SHARON FRANKLIN CO. ME 08/16/2008 14:48 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST LEBANON YORK CO. ME 08/16/2008 14:52 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWHALL CUMBERLAND CO. ME 08/16/2008 14:56 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHAPLEIGH YORK CO. ME 08/16/2008 15:05 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERCER BEECH FLD ARP SOMERSET CO. ME 08/16/2008 15:16 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWHALL CUMBERLAND CO. ME 08/16/2008 15:29 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GORHAM CUMBERLAND CO. ME 08/16/2008 15:36 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST SCARBOROUGH CUMBERLAND CO. ME 08/16/2008 16:01 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K