A hard-hitting line of thunderstorms moved through New Hampshire and Maine on Friday, leaving thousands without power. In fact, nearly 20,000 Mainers were without power Friday afternoon, and over 3,000 New Hampshire residents were without power. Hail as large as 2 inches in diameter was reported in New Hampshire, and wind gusts as high as 80 mph were estimated in Gorham, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. As a result, 50-100 trees were downed near Gorham Country Club, and it was later reported that nearly 90 percent of the roads in Gorham were impassable.
And that's not all! A TORNADO WARNING was issued by the National Weather Service for Strafford county in New Hampshire and Southern York county in Maine around 6:15 pm, because a severe thunderstorm formed that was capable of producing a tornado, though a tornado or even a funnel cloud was not reported. For more information on that, please scroll down and read Meteorologist Matt Noyes' post.