Aug. 1 Storms Hit

Hail the size of quarters is falling in Danbury.

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Andy Pion, of Ellington
Andy Pion, of Ellington, stopped under the Charter Oak Bridge to take this photo of the storm in Hartford.
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Meaghan Emmerthal captured the lightning from her apartment window in Hartford.
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Bethany Morrison
At about 12:45 today, New Fairfield got hit by hailstones the size of quarters!
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Tree down on my house in Bethel this afternoon when the storm hit us!
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Matthew Hack
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The hail was also falling in Bethel. It looked to be about 3/8 of an inch in diameter.
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Stormy clouds in Hamden.
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Amy Parker
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Glen Gautieri
More quarter-size hail in East Hartland.
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Paul Matasavage writes that this hail piece was on the ground for about five minutes before the picture was taken. He say lots of lighting and just a short period of heavy rain.
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Residents from all over the state sent in photos of ominous clouds.
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Bryan
The skies in Jewitt City looked like cotton balls.
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Michael Pierro
Michael Pierro sent in this photo of stormy skies in Newington.
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Tom Vaccarelli
It looked like winter on Aug. 1 when hail fell on this deck in Prospect.
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Here is a closer look of the size of hail in Prospect.
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Strong rains caused flooding on roads and parking lots, like this one.
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John in Storrs writes, "Interesting mammatus clouds over Storrs."
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Look at windblown striations, John in Storrs, said.
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This hail came during the first of two rounds of hail to fall about 15 minutes apart in Waterbury. Bob Nave said he had hail larger than this, but did not venture out to get it.
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Mike Zapatka
Eddie from the School of Swimming in Rocky Hill, seemingly getting struck by lightning (due to the perfect camera angle)
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Michell McDonald
The "mini marshmallow" clouds were over Colchester this evening after the thunderstorms.
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Mike Beck, of Portland
Mike Beck, of Portland, captured this photo of mammatus clouds in Middletown around 7:15 p.m. on Monday.
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Holly Landers
Holly Landers took this photo in Colchester about 7 p.m. on Monday.
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Malayna Ayala
Malayna Ayala sent this photo from the hail storm in Derby.
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Annemarie Weir, of East Glastonbury
After yesterday's severe thunderstorm warnings, Annemarie Weir took this picture of the fascinating clouds that formed. She learned that they are actually mammatus clouds and are a result of unstable air and many tornadoes come from these clouds.
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Michael Cohen writes that he saw about 100 flashes as he drove home from Woodbury to Waterbury, plus hail and a little rain. It was good for the tomatoes, but bad for traffic, which is bad in Waterbury even in good weather, he wrote. Mike Cohen
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Sherry Turbarge
this was taken last night off my porch in Norwich, very strange a little scary
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Kelly Tuttle
A few minutes after the rain stopped, the sky looked like this. A bunch of bumpy clouds. They looked like rows of teeth. I have never seen a sky like this!
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I took these pictures in Madison on my way home from work tonight. Erin O. Middletown
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I took these pictures in Madison on my way home from work tonight. Erin O. Middletown
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Hi, I thought Bob Maxon would like this photo taken just before the storms arrived here in South Glastonbury. What kind of clouds are they? Best Regards, Howard Goldman
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Rich Geer
Colorful clouds over Clinton, CT. Taken after the thunderstorm on 8/1.
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Lisa Cour
This photo was taken at 8 PM tonight...the sky was bright and yellow and the cloud were different than I've ever seen.
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Rich Geer
Lightning, Aug. 1, taken as thunderstorm passed south of Clinton, CT over Long Island Sound.
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Kristin Vacca
Post-storm sky after the thunderstorms of 8/1/11.
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Lisa Cour
The sky was unusually bright and yellow for 8 pm, so I went out to take a closer look. This was the view out my front door.
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Bob Karalus
These wild looking cloud pictures were taken by me early this evening over East Hampton, CT.
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MaryBeth Knobel
HAIL in Prospect
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Interesting clouds over Newington and Rocky Hill following the t-storms this evening. Todd Andrews Goodwin College VP College Relations & Advancement (860)727-6937 Cell 860-604-1286 Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: Todd Andrews Date: August 1, 2011 8:28:23 PM EDT To: Todd Andrews Subject: IMG00077-20110801-1911.jpg Reply-To: Todd Andrews Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry [X]
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Hail from our flower bed and deck...enjoy! KZigs. Waterbury/Cheshire line.
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Sandra Graveline
These were taken in my backyard tonight.
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Jay Frechette
A beautiful picture where the orange sky meets the blue sky.
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Glenn Couture
Severe flooding Nolan Field and Wakelee Ave. Ansonia, CT
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Randy Allman
The brownish sky and clouds after the brief thunderstorm. Taken in Groton, Ct. facing New London.
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At 3 Sanfords Brg, East Haddam - near Hadlyme General Store- today at 5:05 PM. Camera clock may be incorrect. August 1, 2011 John Filhaber 860 873 9359 Cheers, jf
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Angela
These clouds were taken in my yard in Lisbon. I have never seen clouds like this before.
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Beth Raccuia
It was an exciting afternoon here in Barkhamsted! (We live near the juction of 179 & 219)
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Jeffrey W. Zercie
Hi Bob, I watch you in the morning before heading out, I thought this pic was cool! I had a couple more, but you don't allow for multiple uploads. First time contributing. Thanks for looking! Jeff Z.
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Katie Lagace
Hail stones I collected from my yard in New Fairfield.
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Trent Donohue
Clouds over East Hampton, CT after thunder & lightening storm rolled through. Taken at approximately 7:15pm.
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Pics of lightning damage from the Cigna entrance on the Bloomfield/Simsbury line.
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Jennifer
hail from today's storm i wanna say nickel size hail
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Darren McDonald
pics of the clouds after T-storm in East Hartford
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My husband and I saw these clouds around 7:15 tonight. We've never seen anything like it! They individual cotton balls or an egg crate. Perfectly round. What makes that kind of formation? Thought you'd be interested. Gretchen Godin
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Toby Heaslip
These crazy cotton ball clouds are over my house right now. I have never seen anything like it.
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Wendy Becker Feldman
My son Ryan was "Hail" in his 2nd grade play this past year. This photo has Hail with Hail!!!nPlease show Yvonne Nava, a close personal friend of Ryan's aunt Stacey Becker. :)
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Kim Girven
Took this shot from my porch during the storm this afternoon. I live at the top of Westlake Drive in Middletown.
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