Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Central Texas rocked by afternoon hail storm

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Strong thunderstorms moved across our area this afternoon bring some brief heavy rain, gusty winds and hail up to 2 inches in diameter.

Golf-ball size hail was reported in Jarrell and Temple. Hail up to 1.50” was reported at Fort Hood and Salado. Most of the hail reports ranged from one-half to one inch.

Fort Hood clocked a wind gust of 67 mph and Scott White Hospital at Temple measured a peak gust of 60 mph.

The storms were caused by the West Texas Dry Line moving west to east across the area. The dry line is a weather feature that essentially separate the warm, moist air to its east from the dry air behind it. The dry air moving in will bring an end to the rain.

A cold front coming in later tonight will bring more dry air and leave Central Texas with a bright and mile weekend. ClientIP:, UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; + Profile: TWCSAMLSP