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thanks to debi simon for passing this along.. being billed as THREE to FOUR FEET of hail in the panhandle of Texas !
Extreme weather, including heavy hail and flooding, has paralyzed parts of the Panhandle, shutting down highways.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Highway 136 at Fritch was closed in Hutchinson County because of flooding for a short amount of time. It has since reopened.
Highway 287, which was previously at a complete standstill, has resumed traffic. TxDOT said traffic is moving on the northbound lanes and the southbound lanes will likely remain closed through the night. The road must first be cleared and then damage assessed. Southbound traffic is being held in Dumas.
Three to four feet of hail was reported near the Canadian River. Watch the video above from Storm Search 7 Storm Chaser Doug Blach.
I’ve never seen ANYTHING like this.
Currently, 930pm CDT 4/11/2012 — tornado watches, warnings, damaging winds, and large hail = Texas, Oklahoma. Be alert over the next day as this system pushes east northeast.
Midwest, southwest, south — be on the alert ! Tornadoes, damaging winds , and hail will be coming your way .
Have severe weather, and earthquake plans ready — for days like these !
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