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Moisture from hail and sleet

By Mark Rowlett, mrowlett@ktxs.com
Published On: Apr 10 2013 11:03:32 PM CDT
KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

ABILENE, Texas -

A strong cold front blow in Tuesday evening and brought wind gusts to 40 mph and a 60 degree temperature drop over 12 hours.

The front also helped create thunderstorms that brought needed rainfall with some hail mixed in as strong thunderstorms moved through. 

As the precipitation was winding down, sleet fell between 8 AM and 9 AM Wednesday morning in Abilene.  Since it was 93 degrees the day before, the roadways stayed clear of ice.

Melted precipitation totals (in inches) for Tuesday night - Wednesday morning:

Hamby -  1.26

Abilene Regional Airport - 1.01

Hawley - 1.00

Dyess AFB - .96

Knox City - .93

Rotan - .85

Lueders - .80

Aspermont - .74

Haskell - .73

Bronte - .61

Albany - .59

Breckenridge - .57

Stamford - .55

Brownwood airport - .21

Sweetwater airport - .19

Dry weather is forecast to settle back in over our region into early next week.

After a light freeze or frost Thursday morning, look for afternoon temperatures to climb into the 60s Thursday afternoon.