Today, a very violent hailstorm hit the Vosges department in France at noon. The village of Plombières-les-Bains was buried in 60 cm of hail (around 2 feet) and up to 1 meter (3.28 feet), forcing residents to use snow shovels and snow plows for its removal… And that end of June!
⛈ Images très impressionnantes des accumulations de #grêle suite à un violent #orage à Plombières-les-Bains dans les #Vosges ce matin. (photos Jérôme Humbrecht – Vosges Matin) pic.twitter.com/XHF46gbtqI
— Guillaume Séchet (@Meteovilles) June 29, 2021
In Plombières, the storm dropped 60 centimeters of hail and up to 10 millimeters of cumulative water in six minutes.
In the village of Tendon, a chalet was completely destroyed after being struck by a lightning.
“Stormy episode in progress on the vosges. Strong thunderstorms with hailstorms are locally observed, accumulations of 10 to 20 mm of rain are expected and gusts of wind can range from 60 to 80 km / h”, tweeted in the morning the prefecture of the Vosges.
Un violent orage est en cours dans le secteur de Plombières les Bains, Remiremont et remonte en ce moment vers Eloyes et Bruyères.
Les sapeurs-pompiers sont tous mobilisés
⚠ Limitez au maximum vos déplacements.
⚠ Soyez extrêmement vigilants face à la montée rapide des eaux. pic.twitter.com/M6ko2h21S2
— Sapeurs-Pompiers des Vosges 88 (@SDIS88) June 29, 2021
54 departments in storm warning
On social networks, Internet users have posted images of people with snow shovels or snowplows clearing the RN57.
Officials report many power outages due to uprooted trees that also caused traffic chaos. Some buildings were damaged, some basements flooded.
Météo France has placed the entire northeast of the country, or 54 departments, on vigilance yellow thunderstorms. [BFMTV]
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C’est la grêle de petite taille.
—Must be globull warming again. Let’s phone Inspector Clouseau and see what he thinks.
The kids should go play outside, and build snowmen, or throw snowballs at each other.
Perhaps storm drains would help once the hail decides to melt; nevertheless, shoveling snow is good exercise. Having lived in MN for a while, you get good at it. However, a flame thrower device would have been more fun.