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Quarter size hail, high winds - Severe thunderstorm warning issued

July 26, 2010 —

The National Weather Service in Reno issued a severe thunderstorm warning for extreme southeastern Lassen County and extreme southeastern Plumas County in Northern California. This includes the city of Chilcoot until 3:30 PM PDT, Monday.

At 2:43 PM Natl. Weather Service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located near US 395 at the Calif-Nevada line near Bordertown or 9 miles NW of Verdi and moving North at 15 mph.

Locations affected include Chilcoot, Hallelujah Junction, Vinton, US 395 at Calif-Nevada line near Bordertown, US 395 at Sierra-Lassen Co. line & Ca 70 at Plumas-Lassen Co. line.

This storm is capable of producing large hail, in addition to frequent deadly lightning, high winds and heavy rain. If time permits, move your vehicle into a garage and seek shelter inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows.

This storm is capable of producing locally heavy rainfall. Watch for ponding water on area roadways. Drivers should slow down if encountering heavy rains and remember to turn on their headlights.

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