Cold Front Produces Hail Here, Snow In The Panhandle

A cold front pushing through the state produced hail Monday in parts of Central Texas and snow in the Panhandle.

Hail covered the ground Monday in Mexia. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Ingram)

(April 14, 2014) Strong thunderstorms moved through Central Texas Monday, producing heavy rain and in some areas hail.

A half-inch of snow fell Monday in Amarillo and other parts of the Panhandle as a cold front pushed through the state.

Highs Monday in Central Texas will be only in the mid-50s, and overnight temperatures will fall into the 30s.

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 5 p.m. Monday for Bell, Falls, Freestone, Leon, Limestone, Milam, Navarro and Robertson Counties.

A wind advisory is in effect for the region until 9 p.m. and a freeze warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Hail as large as an inch fell Monday near Chalk Bluff in McLennan County.

Three-quarter inch hail was reported in Waco.

In Mexia, pea to penny size hail covered the ground.

Inch-and-three-quarter hail fell in Navarro County, covering the roadway at Interstate 45 and the north business bypass.

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