Four Feet of Hail in Texas


Photo: Potter County Fire Department - via US National Weather Service Facebook Page

Everything is bigger in Texas, but this is ridiculous: 4 feet of hail blanketed an area north of Amarillo.

"That was 4 feet of ice" that was compacted by rain and floodwater across a wide area, [National Weather Service spokeswoman Krissy Scotten] added.

"It was actually the rain/water that caused the drifts," Scotten said. "Anytime you have hail accumulate 2 to 4 feet high and get over three inches of rain, no matter how it occurs, it's pretty incredible."

As for the darkish color, "we're very dusty around here" due to drought so the hail quickly darkened, Scotten said.

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