Strong storms moved through the region, placing some portions of the WTOP listening area under a severe thunderstorm warning on Friday. WTOP staff and listeners captured these images as the storm passed through. Share by tweeting your images @WTOP or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHINGTON — A powerful thunderstorm raced across the region Friday, April 21, 2017, downing trees and dropping hail up to the size of ping pong balls.
The thunderstorm formed in the panhandle of West Virginia and quickly intensified as it tracked into Montgomery County, Md. around 4 p.m. The storm produced large hail that stripped leaves from branches and winds that felled trees along a path through Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and Takoma Park.
No injuries were reported.
Hail up to the size of quarters was also reported in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties.