Hail Rains Down on Boston

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Hail in Boston / Photo by Garrett Quinn

Hail in Boston / Photo by Garrett Quinn

A wild hail storm clobbered Boston on Tuesday with a wild combination of intense winds and golfball-sized hail.

At the Boston magazine office, we took cover as the hail was so intense some were concerned it would break the glass roof. Here’s a video of the hail as it rained down our building—note how incredibly loud it was:

The storm passed through Boston relatively quickly. About 20 minutes after the hail subsided, the sun reappeared over Boston and the rain stopped. No reports at press time of serious damage to structures around the city.

Here’s how others in Boston saw the hail raining down:

@WCVB Mission Hill hail pic.twitter.com/EUPRrgsbCl

— Eric LaFramboise (@ELaFramboise) August 4, 2015

@7News #7news Hail in Brighton pic.twitter.com/C7Yqo3Wvzt

— Chelsea Thompson (@Cheddar_Chelsea) August 4, 2015

#hail #boston #slowmotion pic.twitter.com/AiUhHQw7T5

— Jeffrey Breugelmans (@drbreugelmans) August 4, 2015

Just had a hail storm. It’s 81 f / 27c &THIS IS FALLING OUT OF THE SKY! Craziest place ever #hail #boston @mm_heinz pic.twitter.com/5WyUze0GM5

— Samantha J. Taylor (@sammiej99) August 4, 2015

#MAwx #severe RT @LiaFaheyMA #hail in Newton, MA pic.twitter.com/3WpxRjwE6j

— Andrea Butera (@AndreaButera) August 4, 2015

Yes, that’s #HAIL covering the field at Fenway Park here in #Boston. pic.twitter.com/zbNxQ2j6fK

— Billie Weiss (@bjweiss22) August 4, 2015

All hail Northeastern! Wild weather in Boston this afternoon brought golf ball-sized hail. pic.twitter.com/cDzaBbtQCz

— Northeastern U. (@Northeastern) August 4, 2015

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