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Dry Line Storms Bring 4″ Hail Threat for Texas

1 May 2022, 7:30 pm

Dryline thunderstorms that fired over eastern New Mexico and West Texas are bringing a threat for 3-4″ in diameter hail through Sunday night and into Monday morning. In addition to large hail, damaging winds up to 70-80 mph, and tornadoes will be likely.

So far, we have seen hail up to baseball size in diameter with numerous ‘destructive’ severe thunderstorm warnings in addition to tornado warnings.


Sunday Night – Monday Morning

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has highlighted the risk for severe thunderstorms overnight. Orange means enhanced, this is a level 3 out of 5 on the severe weather scale. Significant hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are all possible.

The hail threat for these areas remains as follows:

We will continue to monitor tornadic supercells through the overnight hours. This becomes more dangerous because our trained field correspondents will not have the help of sunlight to track rotation.

Forecast Timing

Clusters of strong storms look to continue well into the evening and overnight hours, potentially become organized as linear segments, with wind damage potential.

The damaging hail threat also increases within each storm complex into the late night hours and through Monday morning.

Significant Hail

There is a significant hail risk, meaning large hail is likely. The region in purple has been highlighted for hail greater than 2″ in diameter. This would equate to a lime or egg or larger!


Heavy rain could lead to the possibility of localized flooding or ponding with 2″ – 4″ of rain in portions of Texas.

The WPC has the following areas under a region to monitor for the possibility of too much rainfall leading to the flooding potential.

Stay with WeatherNation as we bring you the latest on the severe weather risks in the coming days. We are always streaming 24/7.

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!