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Over 1200 ONCOR Customers Without Electricity as a Severe Thunderstorm Produced Hail, Lightning, Gusty Winds, and Heavy Rain Across Hopkins County

According to their outage map, over 1200 ONCOR customers were without power Thursday night as a severe thunderstorm moved through southern Hopkins County from the western edge of the county into Franklin County. The storm brought with it gusty winds, hail reported to KSST in size from pea to marble sized, lots of lightning, and heavy rains.

As of 9:30 p.m. Thursday over six tenths of an inch of rain had fallen in the Woodbridge area on the west side of Sulphur Springs and at KSST studios. The storm carried the potential of wind gusts to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail. The storm moved across the county at 35-40 mph.

The storm gained in intensity near Cumby and continued across Sulphur Springs, Martin Springs, and Como. The heavier rain and hail fell south of Interstate 30. The warning expired at 9:30 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning continued until 10 p.m. Thursday.

Earlier in the afternoon thunderstorms moved across northern Hopkins County.

Author: Staff Reporter

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