Strong thunderstorms passing through the Dallas area late Wednesday night produced baseball-size hail that has caused extensive damage to a large part of the city, reports Yahoo.
Two severe storms passed through the Dallas area lasting more than three hours and causing some analysts to estimate this as one of the costliest hail storms in recent history.
“This was definitely a multimillion-dollar hail storm,” said Jason Dunn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
“A lot of car windshields were blown out and roofs damaged in Dallas.”
About 6,000 homes were without power during the fierce storm that the National Weather Service originally forecasted for only a 20% chance of rain.
One first hand account by a Yahoo contributor stated that “neither I nor a lot of north Texas residents expected” a storm of this magnitude.
Adding, “up to baseball-sized hail covered much of the metroplex, hitting commuters driving home during rush hour. Some said they were stuck on the busy highways, with windshields destroyed and cars damaged. ” with “reports that have come in of skylights broken, house windows shattered and damaged glass art pieces at the Dallas Arboretum.”
“But, luckily, I have heard no reports of any injuries to date.” she says.
In regards to the Dallas Arboretum, Reuters reports that several glass sculptures created by nationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly that are on display outdoors at the Dallas Arboretum suffered minor damage.
Were you or someone you know caught in this severe Dallas hail storm? If so, was there any damage to your property?