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Storm dumps 4 feet of hail in Texas the size of boulders

  • A worker from Potter County Fire Department stands next to a boulder which is in fact a large collection of hail and ice.

    A worker from Potter County Fire Department stands next to a boulder which is in fact a large collection of hail and ice. Potter County Fire Department via NWS

    A storm dumped 4 feet of hail that piled up in drifts blocking access to US 287 north of Amarillo.

    “It’s a lite dusting of hail on some damn rocks,” someone said about the photo of a firefighter standing next to a pile of hail that the NWS posted on their Facebook page.



    A large SUV got stuck in hail up to its hood, Krissy Scotten of the National Weather Service said.

    Jose Garcia, the chief forecaster for the NWS in Amarillo said, “Five to 6 feet deep hail” fell in nearby Dalhart, Texas, in 1993 during a very similar storm, It took almost a month for some roads to reopen as the compact ice melted slowly. “It was almost like huge snow drifts,” he said.

    The dark color seen on the drifts is dust from the drought that Texas has been experiencing.


    2 comments

    1. Heart2yah  February 1, 2013 at 8:24 am

      That us nit boulder sized hail! It is an accumulation of Gail 4 ft. deep.

      Reply
    2. Anonymous  September 29, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      oh shit, this is just a rock

      wtf lol

      Reply

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