50 cm (almost 2 ft) of hail in Mexican city

24 Oct 2016 – In 15 minutes, Zacatecas was blanketed by a heavy hailstorm Sunday night.

An unusual hailstorm fell Sunday night in the metropolitan area of Zacatecas. The ice reached nearly 50 centimeters deep, said Civil Protection officials.

The municipalities of Zacatecas and Guadalupe turned white, and the streets virtually became rivers.

The mayor of Zacatecas reported that 15 stores were damaged by floods; ten vehicles were stranded as a result of the accumulation of ice, and an eight-year-old trapped by snow, was rescued.

Tons of ice were removed by a backhoe that brought three dump trucks for almost three hours.

According to the National Water Commission, 23 millimeters of water fell in only 15 minutes, ie, almost 90 percent of the rain that normally falls during October fell in just 15 minutes,

https://www.sott.net/article/332038-Unusual-hailstorm-blankets-Central-Mexican-city-with-up-to-50-centimeters-of-ice

Thanks to Ole Jensen and Don Brown for this link


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  1. Now let me write this story once it passes through NOAA’s editing process and scientific experts (you know those with computers, read previous story to get the joke):

    During 15 minutes, Zacatecas was blanketed by a heavy hailstone Sunday night.

    This unusual hailstone fell Sunday night in the metropolitan area of Zacatecas. This ice reached nearly 50 millimeters deep, said Civil Protection officials.

    The municipality officials of Zacatecas and Guadalupe turned white, and the streets virtually became riverbeds.

    The mayor of Zacatecas reported that 15 stores were not damaged by any desired floods; ten vehicles were stranded as a result of the lack of accumulation of ice, and an eight-year-old wished for snow, was disappointed.

    Tons of ice were moved by a backhoe and brought in by three dump trucks for almost three hours to great relief of the locals.

    According to the National Water Commission, 23 nanometers of water fell in only 15 days, ie, almost 0.00090 percent of the rain that normally falls during October fell during these 15 days:

    Unusual Hailstone blankets Central Mexican City with up to nanometers of ice still leaving a desert

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