‘Gorilla hail’ pounded parts of Texas. See photos and video from the powerful storm
Parts of Texas were hit Monday with the so-called "gorilla" hail, leaving broken windshields and other property damage.
How big is the gorilla hail? The severe thunderstorm that hit Texas Hill Country on Monday evening produced hailstones the size of a grapefruit, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"The hail was not only remarkable for its size, but also for the fact that it was reported to have accumulated up to three inches on the ground in Llano, Texas," NOAA said.
Llano is about 75 miles northwest of Austin.
The term "gorilla hail" was coined by storm chaser Reed Timmer, who hit the storm west of Llano on Monday. He shared a video that drove through the storm with a broken windshield caused by one of the "top 5 most intense hail stones" he has encountered.
When the storm ended, he stepped in front of his vehicle to show how it had been struck.
As Storm approached Llano, the National Weather Service said it could produce hail the size of a baseball or larger.
Pictures shared online show the size of some hailstones.
There are no reports of injuries from the storm.
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