posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 04:59 PM
On June 12th, we got some nasty, vicious hail storms out this way, but because the population is so sparse, it wasn't really newsworthy. However,
these storms advanced eastward and, fed with the Gulf of Mexico moisture, created some nasty hailstorms with cloud tops at 60,000 ft. The higher the
cloud top, the higher the little raindrops can get sucked up and be coated with ice. High cloud tops are always a bad sign.
My daughter was taking her first flight by herself yesterday, and tried to get out of the Lubbock airport to DFW. Her flight was supposed to take off
at 6:15 pm, but she didn't get out of there until 10:00 pm. DFW was a mess, and many people missed their connecting flights and had to spend the
night in the airport.
It's funny, I lived there for 9 years, and never really saw it get that bad. As soon as we moved, the weather there has turned decidedly scary.