Marlo Pronovost
Thursday, June 27, 2019
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Photo by Tonia Fisher-Clark

A brief but strong storm that moved through Columbus Tuesday afternoon brought rain, thunder and at least one lightning strike, as evidenced by a tree located on Second Avenue North in Columbus. The tree belongs to pastor Tonia Fisher-Clark, who told the News that “debris even flew into the neighbor’s yard.”

Columbus received .36 inches of rain in what National Weather Service Meteorologist Tom Frieders called a “quick-hitter” of a storm.

National Weather Service radar estimated pockets of rainfall from .5 to 1 inch in a path from southwest to northeast.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Stillwater County was one of 24 counties under a severe thunderstorm watch, with a weather pattern bringing the possibility of rain, wind and hail.

The watch expired at 10 p.m. Wednesday night.