Baseball-Sized Hail Rains Down in Parts of DFW

By Frank Heinz and Samantha Davies
|  Wednesday, May 27, 2009  |  Updated 1:53 PM CDT
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Supercell Thunderstorm Strikes N. Texas

From Doyle in Decatur TX

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A supercell thunderstorm brought baseball-sized hail, high winds and knocked out power in parts of Dallas-Fort Worth overnight.

Oncor spokeswoman Jeamy Molina said 11,000 of its electric customers were left in the dark by the lightning and wind from the storms that moved through between 5 p.m. Tuesday into the early hours Wednesday.

Molina said most of the outages were in the Fort Worth area where there were widespread reports of hail. Denton and Johnson counties also reported hail and high winds.  In Arlington, the storm delayed the start of the Rangers/Yankees game until nearly 10 p.m. while fans raced for cover as pea sized hail pelted the stadium. No injuries were reported.

Hail was reported in Weatherford, Hudson Oaks, White Settlement, Boyd, Ft. Worth, Decatur, and Arlington while strong winds were felt in Azle, Cleburne, and Keller, with gusts in excess of 60 mph.

But, things are looking up and better weather is expected in the Metroplex soon.

"In the wake of a cold front, drier and cooler air will over take North Texas. Today will feature partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 80's," said meteorologist Jennifer Lopez. "The remainder of the week will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 90's by the weekend."

Clouds are expected to decrease throughout the day and temperatures Wednesday night should be comfortable in the low 60s.


 

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