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Superstorms and Scorchers: #6 Texas Hail

Year In Review Staff
Yahoo News
December 3, 2012

Texas seems to welcome wild weather, and that held true in 2012, even as it was stuck in miserable drought conditions. A freakish hailstorm created waist-deep mud drifts in the Texas Panhandle. Piles of hail came down and left people trapped in their cars, awaiting help from emergency crews; the storm closed down the southbound end of U.S. 287 for an entire night. The next day snowplows were needed to clear roads.