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    Today it rained. We haven't had one like this in a couple of years. Have a cousin wholives about 1/4 mile east of me, who called me around 2:30 this afternoon, and told me it was coming down hard. Had quarter size hail falling, and it had only started a short while ago.

    About 5 miles from home, I ran into this little squal. Normally the speed limit is 70 mph, but I was doing about 15, and could only see 10 feet or so ahead. Whan I finally got to the little trailer court I call home, there was about a foot and a half of water over this low water crossing. That's an anomily in Texas where they build a bridge lower than the actual road. In this case, over what some would call a dry creek, but most would call a drainage ditch. The low water crossing is about 2 feet above the ditch.

    So the road was closed, and a spent a couple of hours at the cousins house. WHen I arrived home, about 5:00, I looked at my unofficial weather gauge. It's just a small igloo cooler, 18-pack size, that I was too ;azy to bring inside last week. It had about 4 inches of water in it. We had a lot of water falling here in 3 short hours. Maybe we'll actually drop to the lower end of severe, or even all the way to the simple drought stage now.

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    2 of my work crew out of Marble Falls headed home to major hail damage. Both had half their windows busted out of there homes, along with RV's cars etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txcoastal1 View Post
    2 of my work crew out of Marble Falls headed home to major hail damage. Both had half their windows busted out of there homes, along with RV's cars etc.
    Live in Spicewood, about 10 miles from Marble. No major damage to anything out here.Hailwas pretty loud in the work van on the way home though.

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    I'm in Cedar Park and we got lucky and got the rain without the hail.
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    No hail in The Woodlands - down south near the coast there was 3" hail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Run View Post
    I'm in Cedar Park and we got lucky and got the rain without the hail.
    No hail here too. I'm just down the road from you, and we got a very good rain here. We don't have a rain gauge, but it looks like we got maybe 3 to 3 1/2 inches. Need to get a rain gauge!! Looks like out over the Highland Lakes, and the drainage area into them, there was some good rain too. Hope it helps get those Lake levels up a bit.
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    2" here in College Station. No hail, but man was the rain cold!
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    Yeah, you Texas boys may have been pelted with alot of rain, but it's the only rain you'll probably get the rest of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Yeah, you Texas boys may have been pelted with alot of rain, but it's the only rain you'll probably get the rest of the year.
    I'll deal with it. The temperature here is twice what weather.com say the temperature feels like there currently :)
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    Wanna come visit?

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    [QUOTE=zingo;1903405]Wanna come visit?

    I was stationed there for a year.I think it was Jan, but I was caught in the coldest rain Ive ever felt. You can keep that place. LOL

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    Seattle apparently was rumored to have a way-above average suicide rate, oddly enough, it really doesn't. I know that I'd be tempted to end it all if I lived in such dreary-assed weather for any length of time.

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    Hitchcock, TX in our county 10mi. from us, got pelted with large hail
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    Man, those are huge. Leave a nice lump on the ol' noggin'. Might even kill a person when you think of how high it falls from. Insurance companies are goona be busy thats for sure.

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    Those ice rocks looks like a lump of smaller hailstones melted together by the rain, while lying flat on the ground. Could be wrong, but even the smaller hailstones look to be 3/4". Nasty stuff for sure!!!
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