Round of severe weather impacts central Texas early Sunday

February 10th, 2013 at 10:22 am by under Weather

The threat of severe weather on Sunday in central Texas materialized as several severe thunderstorms formed during the early morning hours across parts of the Hill Country.

One severe thunderstorm moved from near Llano to Kingsland and Marble Falls, northeastward to I-35 between Georgetown and Jarrell.

On its way through the Hill Country, this severe storm dropped ping-pong ball sized (1.5″ diameter) hail!

Drew Gerencer emailed KXAN this photo of a dirt-covered hailstone that fell near his house around 1:30am Sunday morning. Drew lives near Kingsland, TX.

As that same severe thunderstorm moved northeastward into western Williamson County around 3am, Doppler radar indicated a strong low-level rotation within the cell. Because of that, the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for the storm. A tornado touchdown was never confirmed with the storm.

In addition to hail, Sunday morning’s severe weather brought some much-needed rainfall to the drought-stricken region, especially under the paths of the stronger storm cells that moved through the Hill Country.

KXAN VIPIR Radar estimated rainfall totals from Sunday morning’s storms.

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