Unusual spring storm dumps up to four feet of hail in Texas Panhandle

Thursday, April 12, 2012
By Paul Martin

April 12, 2012

TEXAS – An unusual spring storm in the Texas Panhandle Wednesday afternoon dumped two to four feet of hail near Dumas. Trucks were reported sliding off the road on Highway 287 as a result of the unexpected weather phenomenon. Snow plows were being used to clear the roads. Some vehicles were trapped in the drifts of hailstones. Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus said a tornado watch was in effect for the Panhandle region through 10 p.m. Wednesday, and the storms were moving very slowly between Pampa and Dumas north of Amarillo and to the east of Dalhart. Melting hail and heavy rain triggered flash flooding in the Panhandle. -KVUE


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