Thursday, April 21, 2011

Severe weather hit the Midwest again, baseball size hail in Arkansas - 21st Apr 2011


A line of thunderstorms moved through North and northeast Texas on Tuesday. Widespread hail was reported in the counties north and northeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but there were no damage reports.

Widespread vivid lightning was causing concern of spreading wildfires, but there were no immediate reports of fires.

Residents in Ashdown, AR. report baseball size hail, while in Little Rock emergency management officials said a tree crashed down on an occupied home in central Arkansas, but the family made it out unharmed.

Entergy Arkansas, the state's largest utility, said the storm left more than 37,000 people without power. The National Weather Service said storm spotters have reported three possible tornadoes in Arkansas as the system moved through the state. No serious injuries have been reported as of Wednesday morning.

Your East Texas weather forecast call for another warm day with a chance of afternoon strong storms. Just like Tuesday, the main threat will be large hail. Highs will range from the lower to middle 80s north to the lower to middle 90s south. The remainder of the week looks warm with only isolated afternoon storms possible. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Keep up with weather conditions at the KTRE Storm Tracker 9 Weather Center. Source

Note: Below you will be able to see a video clip of someone driving through a hailstorm with smaller hail to see what damage it can do.