3″+ Hail Reported With Thursday Night Storms
Severe thunderstorms produced very large hail on Thursday across parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Some measurements reported the hailstones being upwards of three inches in diameter!
A one-inch-diameter hail stone is big enough to be considered severe in terms of a severe thunderstorm warning. It can be much larger than one inch and in the case of Thursday, it was! Here are a couple of pictures of the hail near Loco, Texas.
Pictures courtesy StormChaseAZ on Twitter.
These severe thunderstorms are going to continue overnight and into early Friday morning. They will be accompanied by severe wind gusts in excess of 70 to 80 miles per hour!
A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to move southeast across the greater Oklahoma region and then into parts of Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana by dawn Friday.
Before the storms arrive to your location, get your vehicle in a garage, carport or in a safe spot to avoid any hail damage. Charge up any essential electronics in case the power goes out. Have your phone volume up in case a tornado warning is issued for your location.