May 4th - San Angelo, Texas
We knew that there was the potential for
giant hail today and we were not disappointed. The supercell
storm that we chased had a tornado warning on it and the only
way to get into the best viewing position was to take a gravel
road through the storm's core. Along the way we had to dodge
a group of deer, turkeys and even a cow that was in the road
as the hail size increased. we turned around when it got up to
over 2 1/2 inches but we later found some 4 inch stones near
the town of Mertzon. The sound of the hail hitting the roof and
car windows was deafening...but the windows remained intact!!
we did lose 1 headlight though.