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Twister at Absegami Graduation last night!

Posted by on Jun. 8, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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Crazy Cloud Overshadows H.S. Graduation

A frightening-looking cloud moved over the field during the graduation ceremony for Absegami High School in Galloway Township, around 7 p.m.

By David Chang
|  Friday, Jun 8, 2012  |  Updated 8:44 AM EDT
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Crazy Cloud Overshadows H.S. Graduation

Matthew R. Blanchard

While the cloud had an appearance of a tornado or funnel cloud, NBC10's Sheena Parveen says it was neither.

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Graduates and guests at a local graduation were witnesses to frightening weather on Thursday. A frightening-looking cloud moved over the field during the graduation ceremony for Absegami High School in Galloway Township, around 7 p.m. 

 Credit: Matthew R. Blanchard 

The cloud brought with it thunder and lightning as well as hail as the stunned crowd and students ran for cover. A Galloway Police lieutenant told the Galloway Patch eight to 10 injuries were reported, mostly seizures and asthma. The officer claimed two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the Patch.

The cloud had the appearance of a tornado or funnel cloud though NBC10’s Sheena Parveen says it was neither. Instead it was a severe thunderstorm which produced a wall cloud. While tornadoes or funnel clouds can form from this, the cloud appeared to have no rotation, there was no tornado, according to NBC10 meteorologist Bill Henley.

Yet while it may not have been a tornado, it was a scary experience that the graduation attendees will likely never forget. 
 


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ceciliam
by Lynn on Jun. 8, 2012 at 9:49 AM

I saw this on the news this morning!

llheet8586
by on Jun. 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I was so scared yesterday!! I live in Lacey Twp and it was thundering and lightening bad and then it started to hail! My first thought was tornado!!! The hail stopped and then it POURED so bad.. I never saw it rain that hard before it was crazy!!

TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Jun. 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM

 I saw that! We were over towards the mall and it was brutal all of a sudden! When we got back to our house it was almost like nothing had happened. Crazy how the distance of a few miles can make a difference with these kinds of storms!

Well, it was a night to remember for sure!!!

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