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Storm brings hail, strong winds to L.A., Orange County areas

September 10, 2011 |  8:33 am


A fast-moving storm pelted northern Orange County with hail, thunder and strong winds Saturday morning.

As of 8:10 a.m., the storm was moving over Costa Mesa and into Huntington Beach, according to the National Weather Service.

"We heard the thunder and then all of a sudden we heard on the roof the slamming of the hail," said Costa Mesa Police Officer J. Horn. "They were good-sized hail –- like big shooter marbles."

The National Weather Service issued a severe storm warning and said the storm will continue moving north through the morning. The agency said other storms were forming near Dana Point and the southern Santa Ana Mountains and moving north.


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Photos: (top) Hail in Orange. Credit: Davan Maharaj / Los Angeles Times

(bottom) Rain and hail in Lakewood. Credit: Shelby Grad / Los Angeles Times