“It smells like a Christmas Tree lot all over town”
— Mrs. Swellesley, July 18, 2016
A short and wicked storm that blew through Wellesley this afternoon has downed numerous trees, damaged homes and knocked out power in parts of town. The Dana Hall area of town was particularly hard hit.
Local meteorologists are referring to the storm as a “macroburst.”
Microburst was likely the cause in Haverhill/Plaistow areas. More of a 'macroburst' from Wellesley to Hingham (larger area of wind damage).
— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) July 18, 2016
I happened be driving through Natick when the skies let loose with rain and hail, only to find serious damage upon coming back to Wellesley… There are lots of police and town vehicles at various scenes across town, detouring people around certain damage.