Storm Dumps Waist-High Hail in Texas Panhandle

 Wednesday, April 18, 2012

 Insurance Journal

Maintenance crews worked on April 12 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 in the afternoon on April 12. The hail was “real small” but there was a lot of it in a concentrated area, accumulating two- to four-feet deep, he said.