Hail Storm Rocks Northern Texas
Residents Document Storm on Twitter; Contractors Already Busy
Severe thunderstorms moved through north Texas late Sunday, bringing damaging hail to the region and leaving some neighborhoods looking like a winter wonderland.
National Weather Service said the storms across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex were the result of a cold front that brought the risk of large hail and damaging downburst winds.
Several people in the area took to Twitter to share images of hail as the storm moved through.
Reports of the largest hail came from Colling, Denton, and Hopkins counties, which are just outside of Dallas.
One area resident told a local FOX-TV affiliate that “it was a good 40, 45 minutes of solid, getting smaller then bigger, golf ball size hail.”
NWS initially reported hailstones between 1-inch and 2 inches, with even larger reported.
"The largest reported hailstone occurred between Frisco and McKinney and was measured at 2.75 [inches] or about the size of a baseball!" the agency said.
The storm comes within days of the Metal Roofing Alliance reporting that severe weather is driving demand for metal roofing in some parts of the U.S. Texas was identified as one of the regions.
Fox 4 reported insurance companies, contractors and other repair businesses are busy today.
A figure hasn't been attached to the amount of damage done.
Immediate damage reports were largely focused on vehicle incidents, including the one below.