Baseball sized hail found in northeast Gatlinburg Thursday

11:16 PM, Apr 26, 2012   |    comments
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Video: Golfball to baseball-sized hail found in NE Gatlinburg

  • Hail in Pigeon Forge, submitted by Shannon Walker
  • Hail in Gatlinburg, submitted by Liz Wright
  • Hail in Gatlinburg, submitted by Beka Owens
  • Hail in Gatlinburg damaged this car, submitted by Beka Owens

Viewers in Sevier County are reporting large hail stones, some as big as golf balls and baseballs, pounded the area Thursday afternoon.

Dispatchers reported they had received reports of vehicles being damaged in the Gatlinburg area.  The area hardest hit was near the Food City, where firefighters said some of the hail was as large as baseballs.  There were several reports of broken windows.

Closer to downtown Gatlinburg, the hail was smaller, marble to pea-sized.  There was also some damage at the Gatliburg Welcome Center on the Spur.

City officials say the Ribfest has been cancelled for Thursday night. The street fair was scheduled for this evening on the Parkway.  Anyone who has pre-purchased an armband for Ribfest may bring their armband to City Hall at 1230 East Parkway beginning at 8:30am on Friday, April 27th for a full refund.

Some Pigeon Forge residents also reported damages to cars.

The storms swept through around 1:30 p.m.

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