Today is the one year anniversary of the devastating hail storm that struck Dallas last year on this date June 13.
It was a typical hot, muggy June day. But very isolated storms starting developing around 5pm in North Texas. One storm that started in north Dallas began drifting southward. As it moved south it passed over Northpark Center blowing out a few skylights in the mall. Hail the size of softballs fell from this storm as well as storms in Grand Prairie, Irving, Parker (in Collin County), and in southern Fannin County.
4th COSTLIEST HAIL STORM ON RECORD
June 13, 2012, is the 4th costliest hail storm on record in the state of Texas. Most will remember number one. It was the Mayfest Hail storm.
The Fannin County storm also produced a brief EF0 tornado and damaging straight line winds. The tornado damage occurred one mile north of the city of Randolph. Damage was done to homes, barns and crops. The highest wind speeds were approximately 85 mph. Large trees were snapped in the area near CR 4145 and CR 4160.