A massive Hailstorm, another challenge for Texans. In Collin County, residents said it looked like a snowstorm. Because, as the hail pummeled the area, growing larger and stronger as it went.
Some residents reported broken car windows. Also, one woman in McKinney said the hail broke her kitchen windows. As severe thunderstorm warning were issued in Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties, outdoor warning signs went off in Frisco around 6:30 pm.
Homes, businesses and vehicles were damaged as the hail pelted the area. According to the National Weather Service, the hail stones were larger than 2 inches. Additionally, the largest hail stone being measured at 4.5 inches. In other words, the size of a grapefruit.
The massive hailstorm pounded North Texas for much of the night and several tornado warnings were issued for areas northeast of Dallas.
For one Frisco resident, the hail totaled one car, damaged a van, and left holes in her home roof.
According to Joey Picca, a National Weather Service meteorologist, hailstorms like this only happen once or twice a year.
For the residents of Texas, that sentiment is a relief. However, for many homeowners, the work of repairing the damage has only just begun.
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