GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AFP) — A freak hailstorm on Sunday struck Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, shocking residents and trapping vehicles in a deluge of ice pellets up to two yards deep.
"I've never seen such scenes in Guadalajara," said the state governor, Enrique Alfaro.
"Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomenons," he said. "It's incredible."
Guadalajara, located north of Mexico City and with a population of about 5 million, has been experiencing summer temperatures of about 88 degrees Fahrenheit in recent days.