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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:22 AM

Storm dumps waist-high hail in Texas Panhandle

Crazy! From the AP:

DALLAS, Texas (AP) -- Maintenance crews worked Thursday to clear roads after a storm dumped several inches of hail on parts of the Texas Panhandle, trapping motorists in muddy drifts that were waist-to-shoulder high.

The storm left so much hail in its wake that workers had to use snow plows to clear the piles from the road.

"It was crazy," National Weather Service Meteorologist Justyn Jackson said about the strange storm, which hit Wednesday afternoon. The hail was "real small" but there was a lot of it in a concentrated area, accumulating 2- to 4-feet deep, he said.

"There were just piles of hail," said Maribel Martinez with the Amarillo/Potter/Randall Office of Emergency Management. "Some of the cars were just buried in hail and people were trapped in their cars."

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girl gone mad Apr 2012 OP
liberal N proud Apr 2012 #1
girl gone mad Apr 2012 #2
ChairmanAgnostic Apr 2012 #3
LunaSea Apr 2012 #4
newfie11 Apr 2012 #5
girl gone mad Apr 2012 #6
newfie11 Apr 2012 #7
girl gone mad Apr 2012 #8

Response to girl gone mad (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:44 AM

1. Her is a pic


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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:53 AM

2. I"ve driven through some eerie weather out that way..

but never anything like that!

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Response to girl gone mad (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:12 AM

3. I am speechless. Wow.

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Response to girl gone mad (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:48 AM

5. Still pretty impressive but that is a drift area

see the fence posts in the back of photo and the green weeds in the other photo,
As I said it is still an impressive LOT of hail!

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:56 AM

6. Not too impressive, though.

The biggest 'deep hail' event was an accumulation of over 15'. New Mexico holds that record.

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Response to girl gone mad (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:36 PM

7. wow

Where in NM?

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:06 PM

8. Union County, New Mexico

It was in August, 2004.

Here's an article about the storm with more photographs:

http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/periodicals/nmg/downloads/26/n4/nmg_v26_n4_p123.pdf (pdf)

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