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Storm brings hail, but little damage

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
April 15, 2012 at 9 p.m.
Updated April 14, 2012 at 11:15 p.m.

Hail larger than a nickel fell in the Coleto Creek area as well as parts of Victoria. There were no reports of severe damage or power outages during a strong storm system that swept through the area Sunday.

Paige Taylor was among several Victorians who witnessed hail falling around her home during Sunday's thunderstorm.

"It started around 7 p.m. by Coleto Creek Reservoir on Cologne Road," Taylor, 30, said. "We saw the thunder and lightning, and we heard it hitting the roof. My husband ran outside to the put the hail in his hand. . It was about penny and quarter-sized."

Douglas Vogelsang, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said about one-inch-sized hail and heavy winds moved Sunday night through the Crossroads, measuring .59 of an inch of rain at the Victoria Airport. Hail was seen falling near U.S. Highway 59 and Laurent Street, Vogelsang said.

The slow-moving system, which included winds in excess of 60 mph, were expected to move toward Corpus Christi and clear the area around midnight Monday.

Elgin Janssen, AEP spokesman, said short power outages have been reported in the area, but no major outages occurred during the storm.

"No major transmissions lines were interrupted except for a momentary blink. I know that our guys are working to restore any outages that have occurred," Janssen said.



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