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Hip-High Hail? Massive TX Storm Produces Stunning Pics of 4-Foot Hail ‘Drifts’

It’s mid-April and the temperatures in Amarillo, Texas, have been reaching up into 80s this week. So, why were maintenance crews using snowplows to clear the roads Thursday? Turns out a severe, slow-moving and rather isolated storm pelted the area with several inches of hail, coupled with heavy rain that caused the small pellets of ice to form drifts as high as 4 feet.

Some motorists were trapped in muddy drifts that were waist-to-shoulder high.

“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.

Some reports include skeptics saying the pictures of the hail piles look fake, but NOAA clari

Added: Apr-13-2012 Occurred On: Apr-13-2012
By: aranger45
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Tags: Massive, TX, Storm, Produces, Stunning, Pics, of, 4-Foot, Hail, Drifts
Location: Texas, United States (load item map)
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