A meteorologist on board an American Eagle jet taxiing to the runway in Abilene, Texas yesterday took a video of golf ball size hail pounding the Embraer ERJ-145 for more than seven minutes while they sat on the taxiway. The plane had to turn back to the gate because of the damage.
— Jared Plushnick (@KAGSweather) June 13, 2014
The city of 117,000 in central Texas experienced an incredible hailstorm yesterday, with multiple reports (and photos) of softball- to DVD-size hail falling as a result of a powerful supercell thunderstorm. This hail is about as big as it can get without breaking records.