A thunderstorm that developed shortly before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday quickly escalated into a full-fledged hail storm in northeastern Ocean County.
JSHN contributors snapped photos and a video that depict pea to dime size hail. The storm also delivered heavy rain, strong wind gusts, thunder, and lightning as it moved into southeastern Monmouth County.
“I had to sit in my car waiting for the hail to stop. That’s how bad it was. It was scary here in Brick,” said JSHN contributor Jenn Feeney.
Roadway drainage systems had trouble keeping up with the deluge in portions of Brick, according to JSHN contributor Angel Wood-Morton, who said that the area near Mantoloking Road and Hooper Avenue was “completely flooded out.”
The combination of ripe atmospheric conditions and a weak sea breeze spurred rapid thunderstorm development near the coast, according to the National Weather Service.