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Friday, June 11, 2010
Large Hail Pounds Colorado, Texas Flooding Challenges CoCoRaHS Gauges
Look at this picture a tennis ball sized hail that fell across portions of east-central Colorado on Thursday. It damaged cars, windows, trees and crops.
Thanks to Chris Tomer for posting it and to the viewer who sent it into Denver's Channel 2.
More storms are expected today.
Meanwhile, across Texas, a slow moving upper-level area of low pressure has dumped a tremendous amount of rain on the region this week, with several inches from San Antonio and Austin up to Tyler and the Piney Wood of east Texas.
There have been dozens of high water rescues, numerous roads washed out, and some damage.
Something happened that I have yet to witness in my 8 years with CoCoRaHS - 5 gauges, all in Comal County, completely filled to capacity overnight and overflowed - so their reports are all 11.30 inches which is the maximum capacity.