Photographic evidence of hailstones 10 – 12.7 cm (4-5 inches) or more in diameter indicate March 18 hailstorm in Texas' Bastrop County was historic, according to the National Weather Service.
Large hail was reported with severe thunderstorms over Caldwell, Bastrop, Fayette, and Lee counties early Sunday evening.
Some hailstones in the Smithville area were measured at 12.7 cm (5 inches), breaking the record of 11.4 cm (4.5 inches) diameter hail recorded near Paige in Bastrop County on March 25, 1993, NWS meteorologist Paul Yura says.
Hailstone that fell near Rosanky, Bastrop County, TX on March 18, 2018. Credit: Joel Keys
Grapefruit size hail is considered 11.4 cm (4.5 inches) in diameter, 12.7 cm (5 inches) hail is closer to DVD or CD size.
Hailstone that fell on Caldwell County, TX on March 18, 2018. Credit: Vanessa Eixman
Sunday's hailstorm in this region was just a part of a powerful storm that swept through the southern US, leaving impressively sized hail and massive damage behind.
There have been no immediate reports of injuries from the storms.
Featured image: Hailstone that fell near Rosanky, Bastrop County, TX on March 18, 2018. Credit: Joel Keys
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