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Hailstorm Intercepted at the Oklahoma State Line

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 5:00 PM MST

MARIETTA, OK -- A pretty intense thunderstorm greeted us on Interstate 35 near the Oklahoma state line on Sunday. A cold front had been sitting over northeast Texas, just north of Dallas. Storms were initiating to the west of I-35 and moving northeast. While there was a Tornado Watch and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch up, the cells were strong, but not severe. The cell I intercepted did reach its peak intensity over I-35 where I intercepted it. After seeing a few bolts of lightning and lots of heavy rain, we got blasted with small hail as we went through the bright purple core. While there was no opportunity for photos, it was a terrific "Welcome to Tornado Alley." Unfortunately, the weather looks pretty flat for the next few days, so we may be stuck with landscape photos from around Oklahoma. The good news is that things do change, so we could see weather further on down the line.

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