Posted by on May 28, 2019 6:13 pm

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Categories: Local Weather Alerts

UPDATE: This warning has expired.

National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northern and eastern Schuylkill County until 6:45 p.m.

Here’s a look at the affected area from an image created by Iowa State University:

National Weather Service identifies the following communities that could be impacted by this thunderstorm cell:

  • Tamaqua
  • Shenandoah
  • Mahanoy City
  • Frackville
  • McAdoo
  • Girardville
  • Hometown
  • Tuscarora
  • Oneida
  • Grier City
  • Park Crest
  • Altamont
  • Englewood
  • Delano
  • Aristes
  • Numidia
  • Sheppton
  • Brandonville
  • Coaldale
  • Slabtown
  • Wilburton No. 2

Severe thunderstorms earlier this afternoon dropped ping pong ball sized hail on portions of western Schuylkill County.

Very limited reports of any damage have come in from across Schuylkill County. However, these storms can produce wind gusts at 60 mph.

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